Green and brown in color, the insert stamp panels have been seen countless times by collectors:
But back to the albums. They are rather cheap affairs, but a little hard to find in nice shape, often due to handwriting, tears, sloppily affixed stamps and general abuse. Unused ones are tougher still although they can be found with a little diligence. What is definitely a tough item though is the retail box the albums came in. Thanks to a recent Mile High auction, that particular items has made a recent appearance.
I'm not sure I've seen the box before-here is a nice top view:
I've never liked the generic player on the album cover. I get Joe Shlabotnick vibes whenever I see him! I'm not certain but suspect it held 12 albums:
The idea of selling a secondary item to house an insert is intriguing and Topps did it again in 1962 but I'm not sure how many candy stores and retailers would have bothered with the albums.
Topps did a horrible job promoting the stamps on the wax box but managed to tie in Shlabotnick, so there's that:
The wax wrapper did a much better job advertising the Stamps and album:
As you can see, you could even order the album directly from Topps:
I guess Topps ate the postage!
The "separate pages" for each team are orderly and informative and i like the all-time leaders stats:
Good to see Lu Blue get some respect!