Frozen in time…a stack of 1952 Topps wax boxes
I had never seen it until a couple of weeks ago. I guess it’s been circulating around a few message boards in the last several months. I don’t think it’s been doctored and I thank God someone had the good sense to hang onto it.
It’s a black and white photo of a Bronx Woolworth’s store in 1952…taken obviously sometime in the spring or early summer, just when baseball was in the forefront of every young man’s mind. It’s one of those you just can’t delete. For anyone in the hobby who’s dreamed about finding an old unopened case of cards somewhere, it’s as good as it gets.
I’m left with three questions, though.
- Did they really sell that many cards in one store back then? That’s an awful lot of boxes.
- It doesn’t seem like a very effective use of space at a penny or nickel per pack
- Assuming they had some left, what happened to them?