Topps puts bubble gum back in packs … sort of
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Collectors ripping into packs of 2015 Topps Heritage today will have a chance to find something they haven’t found in packs of baseball cards in some time.
Well, sort of. Topps has created “gum damage” versions of cards in the set where an area of white residue exists on the back of the card. If it’s scratched, it smells like bubble gum — just like when Topps first arrived with this look back in 1966.
According to Topps, there are three different patterns to the stains and can be found on all 500 cards in the basic set.
MORE: Click here to see confirmed error and traded-player variations. (Will update as confirmed.)
MORE: Click here to see who has action photo, retro photo or color swap variations. (Will update as confirmed.)
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.