Also, who thought it would be good to use little stars as polka dots? But we can't be mad at fifties Topps. The card people over there were worried about the Soviets--Sputnik and all--so perhaps instead of putting their full attention on baseball cards, the Space/Target Moon set received all the design energy. Not all was lost, for the 1958 Baseball Turkey led to some crazy wonderful nonsports cards.
What was Willard Schmidt looking at? Since we at the Corners are always all weak-kneed around vintage cards, we thought Turkey Day might be a good time to confess that we don't care for 1958 Topps. First of all, one of the preeminent colors used is yellow. Alarming. Also, the photography in this set is blurry, and most of the cards depict players up close with giant heads. #5 Baseball Card Type Collection has remarked on the set as displaying, among other problems, "sub-par posing," and we agree.
Hmm....space....maybe THAT'S where Willard Schmidt was looking!Happy Thanksgiving to all.