Monday, October 5, 2009

1955 Doubleheaders Topps first sub-set & Topps regular issue

1955 Topps Double-Headers (Doubleheaders)
Patterned after the famous Mecca Double Folders issued in the early 1900's, these colorful 2 1/16" x 4 7/8" cards are actually 2-cards-in-1! Each one featured a main image with "reusable legs," inviting collectors to fold the top half over and see the alternate player, check photo's. Card backs included brief stats for both.

Interesting enough on their own, Topps' Doubleheader artist upped the ante by including contiguous stadium scenes on the background of consecutive cards. Can you pick out some of the differant old time stadiums like Ebbets Field, Yankee Stadium and Fenway can you spot Wrigley field?