While the 1952 set gets all the pub, it was in 1951 that Topps first dabbled in baseball cards in an effort to increase the sales of their caramel candy line.
They were targeting kids, of course, so they decided to sell the cards in packs netting two cards for 0.01 cent. One of the unfortunate things for kids back in the 50's collecting 1951 Topps Baseball is that sometimes the caramel candy would melt inside the package and ruin the cards, and the candy as well.
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