While careening through my hard drive looking for some completely unrelated bauble, I came across this scan of a 1957 Topps baseball cello pack with their Trading Card Guild graphics prominently displayed and realized I had never shown this particular piece.
Those hours of fun would have required lots of packs! That is one of the best TCG 57 packs I have ever seen by the way but I have no idea where the scan came from.
Elvis Presley was actually the first standard sized (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") set issued and hence the first of that dimension to appear in these gumless packs but baseball was not far behind. Elvis also appeared in TCG vending boxes, as shown here previously. I didn't really plan it this way but today marks the 35th anniversary of The King's death, an event I remember quite well.
Reading the back of that pack where it suggests permanently mounting the cards in an album makes me cringe a little :)
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