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Old 07-07-2019, 06:48 PM
deweyinthehall deweyinthehall is offline
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Default Topps Production Process

This could really go under the pre-1980 category as well.

I own several different kinds of production items from the Topps Vault - match print photos, color negatives, slick proofs, blank back proofs, progressive proofs, etc.

Is there any source (or anyone here) who can explain precisely how all these different artifacts fit together in the production process? In other words, in what order and for what purpose was each made? Why a blank back proof AND a slick proof? Etc.

Also, is there any known video showing the cutting process at Topps? I have a couple odd misprints (including a diamond cut..not that the image is off diagonally, the actual finished card has non-right angles and is in the form of a diamond) that make me wonder how it all actually worked.

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