The second part of a two-part series looking at the print runs of 1953 Topps Baseball looks at the final printing, but questions remain. New conclusions and why SPs and DPs are mis-named for this set.
Revisiting the 1953 Topps Baseball set with an in-depth two-part look at print runs, matching ink and overpriced cards. The first part looks at the first three printings and scarce cards that aren’t.
Bob Lemke did the dirty work and Keith Olbermann shared with the world : the missing players from the 1953 Topps Baseball set are revealed.
Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.