1988 Topps Big Baseball, 2.75" x 3.75"
Size and orientation makes a big difference to how a collection looks and displays. Topps from 1955, 1956, and 1960 use horizontals exclusively and they pop up occasionally into the 1970s.
1956 Topps, my favorite set, also 2.75" x 3.75"
A size upgrade means bigger pictures and more visual possibilities. This one shows Ted close-up and in-action, something not easily done on a smaller canvas. Check out how other sizes put their space to use.
1953 Red Man NL, 3.5" square
1967 Topps Posters, 5" x 7"
1969 Topps Posters, 16" x 20" (!)
Card storage is most convenient when everything fits in 9-pocket pages, but collecting isn't all about making it easy on ourselves. See the left sidebar for this week's poll: what sizes do you collect?
2 1/2 by 3 1/2 is perfection. It is like the 24 second clock in Basketball and 36-24-36.
Good point! Topps "down-sized" the cards 1 year after its early 1956 purchase of Bowman. Wonder what led to the change from horizontal to vertical, though?
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