Thursday, November 06, 2008

1953 Topps

In contrast to the tiny 1949 Bowmans and the slightly larger 1951 Bowmans, the 1953 Topps seem huge. The players' pictures are more obviously painted, almost as if it is a formal portait.

I think they are great for autographs, although the cards can be tough to come by and are of course, expensive.

I have a nice example of one signed by Billy Pierce, who is a great signer through the mail.
The only disadvantage is that they are so large that they don't fit in standard card holders very well.

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