#Shortstops: The Kids are All Grown Up
Berger also added captivating statistics, team logos and facsimile autographs that would immerse and wow audiences. As history would have it, children especially responded to these advertising efforts, particularly because the cards were punchy and unique and because many baseball fans had a desire to be closer to the game wherever they were. Despite some hiccups in card overproduction, Topps became synonymous with the premier baseball card.
Ruth Xing was the 2022 Photo Archives Intern in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development.