Cardboard News: How Subsets Broke Up the Monotony of Topps Baseball Card Sets


Like any major television network during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, CBS devoted Saturday morning programming to children’s shows. In most cases, that meant airing animated cartoons or kid-friendly live-action shows, from 8 a.m. to at least noon. Children absorbed a four-hour stream of sight gags, slapstick and humorous heroes and villains, from “Tom & Jerry” to “Shazam!” But in between the “Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Hour” and “Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space,” CBS slipped in a bit of reality amid the monsters and mayhem. “In the News,” an actual news show, aired between cartoons from 1971-86….

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