Was the 1957 Topps Design a Response to the 1953 Bowman Color Set?

I was reading hobby Twitter the other day, and someone commented that they thought 1957 Topps was a response to the 1953 Bowman Color set. The thing is, Topps already owned the Bowman brand since early 1956, so they didn’t need to “respond” to anything. However, I think the classic Bowman set likely influenced Topps’ … Read more

The One Hit Wonders of the 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Card Set

PSA described the 1953 Bowman Color set as one of “the most beautiful modern-era sets of baseball cards produced.” It’s got some classically gorgeous cards, like the Pee Wee Reese leaping card, the excellent multi-player card of Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle, plus cards of other individual stars of the day like Roy … Read more