Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Love 1974!

All I can say is "I Love 1974"!

Check out the 6 and possibly 7 wax boxes of 1974 Topps Baseball, not to mention the 3 boxes of Wacky Packages Series 6! Don't forget to pick up a couple of packs of Kung Fu cards along with your Gold Rush and Bozo Bubble Gum.

You can tell this is 1974 based on the Topps Baseball Wax Box:

I'm guessing this has to be some kind of Topps marketing photo since the shelves seem to be full of nothing but Topps products, perhaps from an annual report.

And all I can say to this is "WOW"!

Here is a picture from the Topps factory from 1974 as they are putting together Wax and Cello boxes of 1974 Baseball Cards. I guess I never realized what a manual process it was packing the boxes. I would have figured the packs would have been put in the boxes by a machine.

I found these pictures on the Vintage Non-Sports Chat Board, which also has pictures of the OPC factory, and shows a number of steps in the process of making Hockey cards. Fascinating stuff and definitely worth a look if you have any interest in the process of how cards are made.

Its great to have a chance to peek behind the curtain!


Steve Gierman said...

WOW is right! That is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

WOW indeed, this is like card porn, I just can't get enough. Imagine the stuff that made it to the factory dumpster.


thevaliantx said...

I have worked in factory jobs pretty much all my working life, but never imagined the wax packs and boxes of packs being made like this. The female workers remind me of nurses at clinics back in the day :)