The year before its 407-card debut set that turned the world of baseball card collecting on its ear forever, Topps dipped a toe into the game by producing two small issues of 52 cards. Referred to simply as Blue Backs and Red Backs, the cards were meant to be played with as a tabletop game rather than collected and put into bike spokes.
One of those still unopened gems is the subject of our Vintage Pack Break of the Week.
This rip doesn’t take long.
Red Back packs consisted of just two cards and were sold for a penny at the time of issue.
Measuring 2” x 2 5/8”, the round bordered cards from the Red Back series include the likes of Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, Phil Rizzuto, Warren Spahn, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and tow key variatiions: Tommy Holmes and Gus Zernial.
What’s inside this week’s break, as always sponsored by Just Collect, Inc? Spend two minutes watching the video below and find out (if you can’t see the video, click here).