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1955-56   R714-26   Topps "Hocus-Focus"

1955 FRONT

1955 BACK

1956 FRONT

1956 BACK
(shown at approximate actual size)

Year(s) Published: 1955/56
ACC Designation:   R714-26
Set Name: Topps Hocus-Focus
Card Size (inches): see below
Number of Cards in Set: 23/18
Est. Value (common; VG): $90
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Set Summary
  • Two baseball subsets produced in 1955-56 by Topps Gum Co.
  • 1955 baseball subset contains 23 cards in self-developing format
  • 1956 baseball subset contains 18 cards (same players as 1955)
  • Other subsets include various non-baseball subjects
  • 1955 set is slightly smaller: 7/8 x 1-3/8 vs 1 x 1-5/8 inches
  • Player name included on card front in vertical portrait style
  • Horizontally designed back includes clue about player on front
  • Reference: David Hornish, "Topps' 1st Decade of Baseball Cards--Part II: Novelty & Test Issues of the 1950s" (Old Cardboard magazine, Issue #13, Fall 2007, p. 23)

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