Hostess used rounded-off player pictures in 1975, similar to View-Master's classic corners and TV sets like 1955 Bowman. They returned to full-photo versions in 1976, a much cleaner design that doesn't look like something you picked up from a corner Fotomat.
Card backs follow the typical Hostess style by summarizing a player's recent performance and totaling their career. Twinkie versions include black bars above and below the stat box--which this #5 doesn't have--so we know this one came from a snack box panel.
|Hostess 3-player panel|
Value: Low-grade cards, even HOFers, cost a dollar or two. Trimming cards by hand often left jagged edges, which many Hostess collectors just consider part of the territory.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.