During the show, I managed to pick up some upgrades for my 1952 Topps set. Here is what I placed in my dupes box:
1952 Topps #124 -- Monte Kennedy, New York Giants
This card was trimmed to keep the "marquee" design, and the rest was rounded as an artistic statement.
1952 Topps #249 -- Bobby Adams, Cincinnati Reds
On the other hand, this Bobby Adams card has been trimmed to match the standard-size cards used since 1957. I suppose we should be thankful that the previous owner didn't prefer the size of 1952 Bowman cards. As you can see, the year is also recorded on the card in blue ink.
Both cards are being offered as part of a giveaway. There will be two winners drawn at random, one for each card. To win, simply leave a message at the end of this entry. If you aren't able to post a message (or simply don't want to), I will also accept email sent to the address on my profile. Look at the left side of this blog for my profile, my email address is there.
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