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1952   R414-6   Topps (Regular Issue)


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Year(s) Published: 1940
ACC Designation:   R335
Set Name: Play Ball
Card Size (inches): 2-1/2 x 3-1/8
Number of Cards in Set: 240
Est. Value (common; VG): $12



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Set Summary
  • Issued in 1952 by Topps Gum Company of New York
  • Color player portrait with black frameline and white border
  • Player name, facsimile autograph and team logo printed at bottom
  • Backs for all players are found printed in red and black
  • Some cards (numbers 1 through 80) also printed in black ink only
  • Cards 48 (Johnny Sain) and 49 (Joe Page) have bios switched on back
  • High-numbered cards (#311-407) much scarcer and carry large premium
  • Reference: David Hornish, "Topps' 1st Decade of Baseball Cards--Part I: The 'Regular Issues' of the 1950s" (Old Cardboard magazine, Issue #12, Summer 2007, p. 16)


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