1954 Topps Scoop
The popular 1954 Topps Scoop cards feature headlines and a short story on historical events that occurred from 1000 to 1953. The 1954 Topps Scoop or Scoops Set consists of 156 cards measuring 2-1/16” by 2-15/16”. Some of the cards were issued with a black film that had to be scratched off to reveal the headlines.
One of the most interesting things about the 1954 Topps Scoop Set is that it informs us about the historical events that were considered important before 1954 and that we vaguely remember from history. If the same 156 card set were produced today, many of the featured incidents would be eclipsed by recent events.
By Dean Hanley