Attention baseball card collectors and fans of vintage photography! I’ve been quietly building up a new resource here on PostWarCards, and it has 16 pages already.
The 1952 Topps baseball set is the king of post-war cards. And because one of my passions is finding and sharing original photos used to create classic cards, I thought I would combine the two and develop the ultimate destination for the original photographs used for the 1952 set. And, because many of the photos used for the 1952 Topps set were used for other sets, I figured I’d also add in-era cross over cards.
But I need your help growing this project. The hobby hasn’t seen most of the original photos Topps used for their 1952 release. So, if you have any original photos from the 1952 Topps set or know someone who does, please reach out to me on Twitter or by e-mail. I need your contributions to make this project even better.
In the meantime, immerse yourself in the 1952 Topps set and be a part of the ultimate destination for vintage photography and classic baseball cards. The 1952 Topps Baseball Type Photos and Crossovers project is here!
Cool project! Do you know if the photos were used just as a reference while artists drew the image on the card or was there a technology to used the photo to create the image?
I think there are a couple of techniques they could have used in 52, flexichrome being one of them. Here is a good article that mentions some techniques, but focuses on 53s.