I was lazily scrolling through eBay the other day, a pastime I regularly engage in and stumbled across a wondrous offering from BMW Sportscards, namely a full box of 1960 Baseball Tattoos, in O-Pee-Chee livery. Yup, 240 penny packs of the first Topps supplemental baseball issue just lying there for 55 years. Look at this:
Pretty cool, huh? The blurry box flap indicia tells the story, namely that this was an issue licensed from Topps and printed in Canada:
Dig the top man!
The front panel has more of the great UPA inspired ballplayer, albeit a mere mirror image of the box top and wrapper:
The back has the ubiquitous ad for Bazooka:
And the Canadian:
The football set indicates it was made in the USA and Canadian versions were made and distributed under license with Topps. I believe that means that there is only one wrapper design and not two like with the baseball set. You can clearly see that on the full football wrapper:
Friend o'the Archive (and provider of that Football Tattoo scan) Mike Blaisdell and I have discussed this a couple of times and he believes there is only the one version. I am convinced that if I had paid a little more attention last time out, I would have come to this correct conclusion earlier.
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