Ben Franklin Award Winner, Silver Medal, 2021
Baseball & Bubble Gum: The 1952 Topps Collection showcases the most iconic postwar baseball set in hobby history. With the end of World War II, the advent of television, and an explosion of love for our National Pastime, the players making up this historic collection became bigger than life – players like Mantle, Berra, Robinson, Spahn, Snider and Mays. All of the 407 cards in the set are presented in full color along with a narrative about the player and their stats. The last chapter of the book discusses the great appeal of the 1952 Topps set; how the collection was developed; the nuances of particular cards, along with their scarcity, popularity, and in some cases, the card value.