1951 Topps Blue Back

The 1951 Topps Blue Backs baseball set is the scarcer of the two 1951 Topps issuances, the other being the Red Backs. This sets, like the Red Backs, consists of 52 cards sold by the pair in one-cent packages and measure 2” by 2-5/8” with rounded corners. Each card displays a black-and-white headshot of a player on a red, white, yellow, blue and green background. The Blue Backs set was printed on heavy stock cardboard and created as a playing card game with numerous game situations and plays printed on the front for playing a game of baseball. The backs feature an intricate baseball diamond themed design with various baseball accouterments of the game displayed boldly in a blue background. This set is highlighted by: Eddie Yost (#1), Richie Ashburn (#3), Albert (Red) Schoendienst (#6), Johnny Sain (#9), Ralph Branca (#20), Enos Slaughter (#30), Bobby Doerr (#37), Ed Lopat (#39) and Johnny Mize (#50).