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1953   R414-7   Topps (Regular Issue)


Year(s) Published: 1953
ACC Designation:   R414-7
Set Name: 1953 Topps Regular Issue
Card Size (inches): 2-5/8 x 3-3/4
Number of Cards in Set: 274
Est. Value (common; VG): $9

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Set Summary
  • Issued in 1953 by Topps Gum Company of New York
  • Set is sequenced through card #280; six cards not issued
  • Six missing cards are #253, 261, 267, 268, 271 and 275
  • All player images are painted portraits in vertical format
  • Player name, position and team printed in panel at bottom
  • Panel is color coded: red for AL teams and black for NL
  • "Dugout Quiz" on back is Topps first trivia quiz on cards
  • Cards #221-280 are scarcer "high numbers" & short prints
  • 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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