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.
Len Brown’s first big job at Topps involved the 1960 Topps Baseball issue; Brown details his involvement here, from writing the backs, to dealing with trades to the gray vs/ white colors.
Len Brown spent 41 years at Topps, coming up with the text kids memorized and recited for decades; he recounts his time here. From being asked as a kid about his thoughts on products to producing the cards himself, Brown has seen plenty of cardboard history.
The man behind Topps baseball cards still brings a smile to your face at age 91. Sy’s family weighs in on their father’s career and his home life in an exclusive interview with George Vrechek.
In the second part of a two-part series on mystery cards unearthed at a flea market, football cards are the focus, and insight is gleaned from Sy Berger, Woody Gelman and other collectors. In the end, your help is still needed.