Well, I didn't intend to be blog silent for the past three weeks, but a series of unfortunate incidents put a crimp in my writing schedule. Thankfully, everyone is on the road to healthy again and I am back with some more nonsense.
One card from each 1950s era Topps set - nothing jumps out right away looking at the front of each card.
The backs reveal the not-so-arbitrary pattern - each card is matched up with the year it was issued - Card #52 from 1952, card #55 from 1955, etc etc.
I've put together a collection spanning all the Topps years like this (more or less, you'll see when I get there) and it serves as a nice visual progression of Topps designs. The cards could as easily have been completely random selections, but I kind of like having the card # match the year on the back. Plenty of fun facts for each player, from