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Interesting topps history - 011873 - 04-10-2011 12:25 PM
For those who haven't heard:
originally, 1952 topps was only supposed to be three series, but they were so successful that they decided to do a fourth (now known as "high numbers").
That series bombed because baseball season was basically over and topps was left with hundreds of cases . For years they tried selling them for literally next to nothing. No one wanted them, so to clear space, they loaded up a barge and dumped them in the ocean.
Had the original series been moderately successfull, the hobby never would have had the mantle.
RE: Interesting topps history - muz0 - 04-10-2011 01:04 PM
So does that mean we're going deep sea diving? Nice history for sure!
RE: Interesting topps history - baseball dad - 04-10-2011 10:25 PM
No wonder there was really good fishing out by Ambrose Light years ago!!!
RE: Interesting topps history - filamuraireborn - 04-10-2011 11:24 PM
Heheheh, very nice. Thanks.
RE: Interesting topps history - 011873 - 04-11-2011 12:31 AM
The original paintings for 1953 cards were found in the topps dumpster, all wrapped up nearly in a box.
RE: Interesting topps history - seaw0lf - 04-11-2011 12:55 AM