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12-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Shepherd</b><p>Just pulled this ad out from my collection - published May 8th, 1951. I don't know all that much about this series, but found it interesting that the cards were packaged with a candy bar of some sort. They appear to be Redbacks, with a 51 Topps Connie Mack Christy Mathewson hiding behind Phil Rizzuto. Were Connie Macks issued alongside Redbacks? Also, note the rounded corners on the Mathewson - are they ever found that way? Enjoy...<br /><br /><img src="http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/ladypaper/1951ToppsBaseball-05_08_51.jpg" width="556" height="746"><br /><br />edited to add publishing date.

12-18-2007, 10:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>There was an article recently in Old Cardboard on the distribution of 51 Topps cards. The Connie Mack All Stars were packaged with the regular cards. I can't remember for sure, but I believe the article said you could buy a few of the regular cards (maybe two?) with one All Star, or the complete set with one (or maybe a few) All Stars.<br /><br />I've never heard of rounded corners on the All Stars.<br /><br />Neat ad. Where did you find it?

12-18-2007, 10:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeff Shepherd</b><p>Old Cardboard back issues are on the Xmas list. This came out of a retailer publication.

12-18-2007, 10:54 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>dated 1951...kind of a kin to the TOPPS one....this one is announcing football cards coming out but the players are all baseball....including Stan the Man, Bobby Feller, Ralph Kiner, Bobby Doerr, etc.....<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1197953455.JPG">

12-19-2007, 04:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Al</b><p>I have all 5 of the 1951 Topps sets done...minus the 3 unissued Current All Stars, plus an unopened blue and red back pack, and one of those rack packs that have a full set of the reds, a game card and one of the Connies and Team cards in it