Collectors of the 1955 Topps Hocus Focus set have two new cards to chase.
Collector Jason Eggert, who runs JackieRobinson.net, recently bought a lot of nine cards from the obscure issue because it included a Robinson. After doing some online research, he discovered that two of the cards he had were previously unknown.
Hocus Focus were a little different than your average baseball card. Kids were supposed to wet the surface and then hold it to light to reveal the photo. It was a trendy bit of technology toy makers and card companies employed at the time.
The cards may not have a huge following among graded card collectors, but they are definitely in the ‘rare and unique’ category. Commons are valued at between $65 and $225, depending on grade.
Eggert has put the cards on eBay.
Bob Lemke will be adding them to the next Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards and you can click here to learn more about the ’55 Hocus Focus set and its cousins.