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CardKast Mailday Episode 52 PSA Return: 1956 Topps Hocus Focus Baseball & Non Sport Cards Odd Ball


(Seen is an array of PSA Graded 1956 Topps Hocus Focus cards shared in today's videocast series Mailday produced by CardKast.


CardKast Mailday Episode 52 - 1956 Topps Hocus Focus Baseball PSA Reveal


This 1956 Topps Hocus Focus Unopened Wax Pack was sold in the December 8, 2017 Mile High Card Company auction - photo courtesy of milehighcardco.com


1956 Topps Hocus Focus


Encouraging you to "develop 'em yourself," the 1956 Hocus Focus set features diminutive cards of a sports and non-sports nature with the possibility of finding cards of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson among baseball players with presidents, inventors and people of other walks of life. The featured unopened five cent pack is a rare survivor from that series, perfectly sealed with slight tears at the corners and the gum has broken into small pieces inside the pack. We've never seen another one, have you?


This 126-card multi-sport set features many notable figures from throughout history, including 18 baseball players. The "cards" needed to be wet and then exposed to sunlight, after which the image was revealed. The cards are very rare and the manner by which they were used ensures that they are typically found underexposed or otherwise in rougher condition. They are also much smaller than standard issues, measuring 1" x 1 9/16". (Description shared from PSA CardFacts)


Pictured here is an example of the 1956 Topps Hocus Focus Ted Williams card graded a PSA 6 or Excellent to Mint condition.



Check out the 1956 Topps Hocus Focus for sale by auction here on the Cardkast Ebay Auction

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