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Card of the Day: Davis Love, III 1990 Pro Set #56

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Show These Cards Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Roses are red;
Violets are blue;
I can’t believe Topps made a Valentine’s Day set too.

The year is 1959.  Eisenhower was President.  The Dodgers defeated the White Sox in the World Series.  And yes, Topps created an entire set based on Valentine’s Day.  At this point in time Topps was on top of the collecting world.  They had already purchased their biggest competitor, Bowman, and it seemed like they could do no wrong.  Along with creating a popular baseball and football set that year, Topps made some crazy looking sets as well.  They released products such as Funny Monsters and Wacky Plaks.  If you’ve never seen Wacky Plaks, I highly suggest checking them out.  Some of the sayings you’ll find on them will crack you up.  I’m assuming that Topps released Funny Valentines around February that year, just because it seems strange to release this product at another time.  Its a 66-card set that features some cool artwork and entertaining punchlines.  This product must have been popular because Topps released another version in 1960.  Its still possible to find sealed packs that sell for about $35.00 each.  I’m not sure how a product like Funny Valentines would do in today’s hobby.  It probably wouldn’t do very well, not unless each box guaranteed an authentic arrow head used by Cupid himself or a serious amount of sketch cards.  Here is how I look at it.  If Topps can bring back Garbage Pail Kids, Funny Valentines has a chance.  Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend!  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 😉