Topps teases mini baseball card line

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps‘ latest creation might make you feel like it’s 1975 again … if you’re old enough to remember it.

For those who aren’t? Well, it might be something old that’s something new.

What is it? Well, according to a teaser banner on ShopTopps.com, it appears that the company is planning a line of mini baseball cards.

Back in 1975, there was a mini test issue released — cards that were 2 1/4 by 3 1/8 inches — about three-quarters the size of a standard card. (Need a checklist or OPG for the 1975s? Click here.)

What might be planned this year? We’ll have to wait and see, but it appears the product, whatever it is, may be an online exclusive much like last year’s Allen & Ginter glossy set, which was a Shop Topps-only release.

We’ll have more on this one when it becomes available from Topps.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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9 comments

  1. WAMPIER 22 June, 2012 at 07:20

    What about the ones in the late ’80s? They were around the time of the “BIG” cards.

  2. David Johnson 22 June, 2012 at 10:28

    Could be interesting if they include some exclusive cards (like they did with the A&G glossy set) and not just parallel the entire set.

  3. chrisolds 22 June, 2012 at 11:40

    One should not presume that this will be a factory set … could also be in packs.

    Right now, we don’t know.

  4. robert 23 June, 2012 at 04:24

    Thanks Topps1 Don’t you think you’ve released too many minis in the last year or two? 2012 – the year Topps killed the mini.

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