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George Brett - 2003 Donruss Elite GAME-USED 'Throwback Threads' JERSEY
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1970/1972/1973 Topps Candy Lids
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1973 Topps Candy Lids Box 1973 Topps Candy Lids Tub Topps has tried many crazy products, often called "test issues". Test issues were difficult to find as they usually were only distributed in limited areas. Candy Lids were one of Topps most unusual; little tubs of candy with player's photos on bottom of the 1 7/8" lids. The 10 cent candy's came 24 to a box. Sealed tubs can fetch $150 to $200. Called "Baseball Stars Bubble Gum", the 1970 Topps Candy Lids set had 24 different players, while 1973 Topps Candy Lids had 55.

1970 Topps Candy Lids Front 1970 Topps Candy Lids Back 1972 Topps Candy Lids Ryan Topps released their first Candy Lids in 1970. The 1970 Topps Candy Lids are very, very hard to find and had small photos of Tom Seaver, Carl Yastrzemski and Frank Howard.

In 1973 gum replaced the candy, Frank Howard photo was gone from the lid and team logos were airburshed off the caps. Topps planned a 1972 Candy Lids issue but never released it although a few proofs do exist.

1973 Topps Comics Topps two other 1973 test issue sets (Pinups & Comics) shared many of the same photos and again had no team logos.

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Q1: How long have sports cards been around ?

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The first baseball trading cards date back to 1869. For many years, baseball cards were packaged in packs of tobacco as a way to increase sales the same way that today prizes are packaged in boxes of cereal. In the 1920's and 1930's, candy and gum companies started packaging baseball cards in their products as well.

Baseball card production was virtually halted in the early 1940's due to paper shortages created by World War II. The "Modern Era" of baseball cards began in 1948 when Bowman Gum Inc. offered one card and one piece of gum in a pack for a penny.

The first important football set was the Mayo set featuring college players in 1984. Other than the 1935 National Chicle set no other key football set was issued until 1948 when noth Bowman and Leaf produced sets.

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