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Topps: The Card Industry Dictatorship

By Brendan White aka SteakNchop

Far back in time, before most of us had been born, Topps was as big a power as it is today. They have been manufacturing baseball cards since 1952 and have not stopped since. Here’s their story…

When Topps was created by the Shorin brothers back in 1938 they did not make baseball cards. All they made was bubblegum, under the name of Topps Gum. They went through a name change or two during the forties and became known as Bazooka Bubble Gum. Looking for ways to entice children to buy their gum, Topps/Bazooka would wrap little More >