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Baseball & Bubble Gum: The 1952 Topps Collection showcases the most iconic postwar baseball set in hobby history. With the end of World War II, the advent of television, and an explosion of love for our National Pastime, the players making up this historic collection became bigger than life – players like Mantle, Berra, Robinson, Spahn, Snider and Mays. All of the 407 cards in the set are presented in full color along with a narrative about the player and their stats. The last chapter of the book discusses the great appeal of the 1952 Topps set; how the collection was developed; the nuances of particular cards, along with their scarcity, popularity, and in some cases, the card value. “The popularity of Topps baseball cards kept the careers of players like me ‘alive’ for decades after our retirement. As a player featured in the 1952 Topps set, I enjoyed reading Baseball & Bubble Gum. The stories about the players brought back memories of a great time in my life and a great time in the game of baseball. Excellent read!” - Carl Erskine, All-Star pitcher and member of the 1955 Dodgers World Series Champions.