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

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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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