NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2011, 04:51 PM
SMPEP SMPEP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 783
Default Uncut 1952 Topps sheets Ė Need your help?

After reading George Vrechekís article on the printing process for 1952 Topps cards (http://www.oldbaseball.com/refs/5253printing.html), Iíve become inspired to see if I canít add anything to the knowledge of the printing for this set.

My plan was to see what pictures/description I could find on uncut 1952 Topps sheets and so far, Iíve collected 12 pictures on uncut sheets. Iíll post them at the bottom for those that are interested. These come almost exclusively from auction houses over the last 5 years or so Ė but I know there are more out there. (I know 3 sheets exist for the high numbers for example, but I have not seen any pictures.)

If you have any other pictures of uncut 1952 sheets (no matter how small!), would you mind sharing them with me?

You can post on this thread or if you prefer to remain anonymous, please feel free to send me an email at: patrick_prickett@yahoo.com. Pictures would be preferred (as Iím trying to figure the layout issue), but if you donít wish to provide that, even a description of what you have/seen would be helpful.

THANK YOU!
Patrick

Ps - Here are the sheets Iíve been able to find so far:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1952 proof sheet.jpg (74.3 KB, 638 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 brown Sheet.jpg (28.7 KB, 633 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 damestri sheet.JPG (49.2 KB, 638 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Lemon sheet.JPG (64.4 KB, 635 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 mize Sheet.jpg (59.5 KB, 631 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-30-2011, 04:53 PM
SMPEP SMPEP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 783
Default some more pictures

Pictures set #2:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1952 porterfield sheet.JPG (39.8 KB, 629 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Roe sheet.jpg (73.7 KB, 627 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Sisler sheet.JPG (57.5 KB, 624 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Stanky sheet.jpg (30.1 KB, 624 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Trucks sheet.jpg (24.0 KB, 623 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2011, 04:55 PM
SMPEP SMPEP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 783
Default Final set

Here's the last group I've been able to find:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1952 Wellman sheet.JPG (51.8 KB, 620 views)
File Type: jpg 1952 Zernial sheet.JPG (55.1 KB, 623 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-30-2011, 05:25 PM
jmoran19 jmoran19 is offline
member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 118
Default

looks like your missing this one, John

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-30-2011, 05:31 PM
jmoran19 jmoran19 is offline
member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 118
Default

Looks like the ones in this photo may help too:

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-30-2011, 05:34 PM
pow323 pow323 is offline
Marc Powers
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 596
Default 52 Topps

I think I will run down to Woolworths and buy a few of those!! Anyone want to go with me?

Last edited by pow323; 03-30-2011 at 05:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-30-2011, 05:40 PM
SMPEP SMPEP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 783
Default I'm definitely in Marc!

Wow, great pictures. That big sheet is very interesting. I had assumed everything was printed in rows of 5 based on all the other sheets I collected.

Thanks!
Patrick
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-30-2011, 05:42 PM
SlugSports SlugSports is offline
Brian Cochran
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 36
Default

That Woolworths photo has me salivating !!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-30-2011, 06:14 PM
toppcat's Avatar
toppcat toppcat is offline
Dave.Horn.ish
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,913
Default

Those are the biggest portions of '52 sheets I have ever seen John; nothing but 5 x 5 quadrants until now. I thought that the big sheet was two partial halves of a full 200 card sheet, as the gutter down the middle makes that pretty clear to me then I see the horizontal gutter. Either those were from a proofing operation or Topps had Lord Baltimore Printing running off 400 cards on a big sheet, which I am trying to get my head around. Is a sheet that size even possible to print in 1952?

Is that a full run of 81-130? I presume it is. Where one earth did you find that scan?!

I have some bits and pieces on my blog as well: http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/se...pps%20Baseball

Last edited by toppcat; 03-30-2011 at 06:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-30-2011, 07:49 PM
jmoran19 jmoran19 is offline
member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toppcat View Post
Those are the biggest portions of '52 sheets I have ever seen John; nothing but 5 x 5 quadrants until now. I thought that the big sheet was two partial halves of a full 200 card sheet, as the gutter down the middle makes that pretty clear to me then I see the horizontal gutter. Either those were from a proofing operation or Topps had Lord Baltimore Printing running off 400 cards on a big sheet, which I am trying to get my head around. Is a sheet that size even possible to print in 1952?

Is that a full run of 81-130? I presume it is. Where one earth did you find that scan?!

I have some bits and pieces on my blog as well: http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/se...pps%20Baseball
Off the top of my head I don't remember but the date on my file is April 2009 so maybe REA??

IMO the full sheet would have each card printed 4 times in blocks of 50 so 200 total cards on the one sheet with the gutter down the middle(s)
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 PM.


ebay GSB