Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cardboard Connection

Well so much for posts addressing 1957 and later kids!

This was just too good to ignore-an empty shipping carton of 1952 Topps baseball cards has resurfaced, as this Net54 thread shows. The carton is generic, as a closeup of this scan from the seller (Dave & Adam's Card World) details:

To me though, what is interesting above and beyond the fact this thing has survived more than 60 years, is the manufacturer is shown on the bottom thanks to the Certificate of Box Maker information:

I have not yet tracked down G. L. & D. Container Corporation but am hot on the trail.  The 6-52 is the date of manufacture by the way, which pins this as a post third series box to my mind, probably the 4th or 5th but possibly the 6th. We can roughly determine this as the 1st series came out in March and then every six weeks or so another appeared.  The 4th series likely first hit the streets in June-July then.

It's a neat piece, albeit tough to display properly.

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