The 1951 Topps set resembled a card game and was released in two versions — 52 red back cards and 52 blue backs. Cards measured 2 inches by 2 5/8 inches, and the red backs were the more common version.
Like the original product, the 2015 version is a pretty straightforward set. This year’s model is a premium factory set, with 104 base cards — 52 red backs and 52 blue backs. Price will be in the $75 to $85 range, depending on the seller.
Each box will contain a complete, 104-card set, 21 mini parallels and an autograph. The box I opened contained this breakdown of parallels: 10 red backs, five blue backs, three green backs, two black backs and a gold back. The mini parallels, by the way, are the same size as the original 1951 cards.
The autograph was an on-card signature of the Indians’ Francisco Lindor, numbered to 299. The autograph was bold, if not terribly legible. Autograph parallels will feature blue backs, numbered to 25; green backs (10), black backs (5) and 1/1 gold backs.