Say you're a fan of a team and they get a hot rookie who doesn't show up in that year's card set. Then, let's say your rookie becomes a starter or joins the rotation. If you like to have your cards to be as up-to-date as possible, what do you do?
Today, this isn't as much of a problem. With eBay and traders who are linked via the Internet as well as staggered card issues, it doesn't take all that long to locate a card that will show your team's new addition. However, in 1956 collectors didn't have eBay, the Internet or many other devices at their disposal. They also didn't have several sets per year, nor the proclivity for preserving cards in top condition that many collectors exhibit nowadays. Therefore, you may find stuff like this:
But the updates didn't stop there.
Final note: both of these cards are duplicates for me (actually, I've picked up versions that weren't given any after-market adjustments). If any reader would like to give one or both of these guys a home, drop me an email.
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