Topps Company History Focus of New Online Guide

Long time collector Dave Hornish, who has chronicled numerous Topps issues through his blog over the last few years, has just finished a comprehensive history of the Topps Chewing Gumcompany’s first 18 years.

The Modern Hobby Guide To Topps Chewing Gum: 1938-1956 includes information on how Topps got started, background on its founding and a price guide.  Of course, the company didn’t produce baseball cards until 1951 and so you’ll also learn quite a bit about what the company was up to before bubble gum cards.

The production of the early sports and non-sports card issues is discussed as well as the company’s eventual takeover of Bowman.  There is also a companion blog for the Guide:  where updates, corrections and news items will be archived.

Courtesy of Dave, you can read the 300+ page guide below.


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