The Back Of The Cards - Does Anyone Still Read Them?


Vintage baseball card lover William Szczepanek flips his cards, and reads them - there's some interesting stuff back there.

Curator of Collections, Card Cyber Museum
Tuesday, March 9, 2010


It was some time last year that Covered in Wrappers from A Cardboard Problem displayed the back of a baseball card of Lou Gehrig, Topps Legends. It’s not an old card, but one of those cards of today of a player from a distant yesterday. The card is a history lesson with a timeline and interesting facts. The player, Lou Gehrig, now can be placed in the history of the time. We think of Gehrig playing in the 1930s, but we don't necessarily think of him from the perspective of the Depression.