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Old 02-03-2019, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for that link Howie
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Please keep in mind that going into 1957, there was no "standard size" for baseball cards. The sizes of the cards previous was all over the boards. When Topps unveiled their 1952 series, it was bigger and bolder then anything else, but it was not standard. With Bowman out of the way in 1956, reducing the card size for 1957 allowed Topps to expand on the set (and to keep expanding). It just so happened that the size they selected became industry standard, but then there was no one to challenge them in a bigger card size, because that company would of lost money.

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Old 02-05-2019, 05:14 AM
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I don't know, nor do I know why more and more people start sentences with the word 'So'...as if interrupting a thought stream?
Watching a televised political discussion the other day, one of the panelists - who was introduced as a PHD in the humanities - started nearly every one of her sentences with the annoying conjunction. I think it must be a new didactic requirement for doctoral candidates.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:29 AM
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I don't know, nor do I know why more and more people start sentences with the word 'So'...as if interrupting a thought stream?

It also occurs to me that more and more oral conversations are started with 'I mean'...is this just to assure the listener that the speaker is sincere?

These last two non-answers are grammatically correct. I just thought I would show off as, evidently, one of the last humans to care enough to communicate properly.

Randy - all this is in jest of course, as I am constantly trying to amuse whatever audience appears. I trust you will not be too offended.

Back onto your question, I am grateful, that, once they did change the card size, they stuck with it. It sure is more convenient for both displaying and storage.

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There is nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. Many teachers back in the stone age taught that it was incorrect because kids would overuse them.

Your arrogance belies your ignorance.

Oh, and I thought Topps reduced the size of their cards so they would fit in those plastic sheets.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:01 AM
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The people who made those 1, 2, 3, 4 and other odd size pocket sheets were probably protesting Topps decision to go with the current standard size
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:56 AM
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There is nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. Many teachers back in the stone age taught that it was incorrect because kids would overuse them.
My stone age teacher (the guy that starred in those Geico commercials) used to ask kids who started sentences with a conjunction what they were conjoining. The kid would then scratch his head and mumble, "huh...?"
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My stone age teacher (the guy that starred in those Geico commercials) used to ask kids who started sentences with a conjunction what they were conjoining. The kid would then scratch his head and mumble, "huh...?"
My favorite similar grammar-related comeback is this classic from Cheers:

Sam: Havenít you got customers to be waiting on?
Diane: You ended that sentence with a preposition.
Sam: Havenít you got customers to be waiting on, Mullet-head?
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:05 AM
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My favorite similar grammar-related comeback is this classic from Cheers:

Sam: Havenít you got customers to be waiting on?
Diane: You ended that sentence with a preposition.
Sam: Havenít you got customers to be waiting on, Mullet-head?
Good one, Mark. Recalls Winston Churchill's response to another grammar nag - ďEnding a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.Ē
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:25 PM
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If I remember correctly the 1956 Elvis Presley set
https://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewSe...resley-(R710-1)

was the first Topps set to use the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" format
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