10 Facts About Baseball card


Baseball card is a type of trading card relating to baseball, usually printed on cardboard, silk, or plastic.

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In contrast to the economical designs common in earlier decades, this Baseball card set featured bright, hand-colored player photos on the front.

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The 240-Baseball card set, quite large for the time, included current players, former stars, and prominent minor leaguers.

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Wartime production transitioned into the post-war civilian consumer goods, and in 1948 baseball card production resumed in the US with issues by the Bowman Gum and the Leaf Candy Company.

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In 1963, Fleer produced a 67 Baseball card set of active players, which was not successful, as most players were contractually obligated to appear exclusively in Topps trading Baseball card products.

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TCMA published a baseball card magazine named Collectors Quarterly which it used to advertise its set offering it directly via mail order.

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The Baseball card became highly sought-after until Griffey's persistent injury troubles caused his performance level to decline.

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Such players would sometimes remain in the Minor Leagues for considerable time before attaining Major League status, making a player's rookie Baseball card released years before their first game as a major leaguer.

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The Baseball card was sold again later that same year for a record-setting $2.

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In 1965 O-Pee-Chee re-entered the baseball card market producing a licensed version of the Topps set.

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