Thanks to Spankee over at My Cardboard Mistress for the heads-up about these Elias Howe cards.
First up; a 1952 Topps Look 'n See #75. I snagged this card from eBay for $10 bucks shipped.
There is a great write up over at Trading Card Hobbyist about this set.
An interesting fact about this set, ripped directly from them; Look 'n See had been a clear sales winner for Topps. One feature of the set that hooked kids into spending their pennies were the hidden answers located on the backs. A question followed each card subject's mini-biography. For example, "For what famous type of painting is Rembrandt most famous?" A strip of red cellophane included in each pack could be placed over the back to reveal the response. The cellophane cancelled out the back's bright orange color, along with obliterating the accompanying narrative. To a youngster, the process was magic. Also, the Babe Ruth from this set will set you back over a hundy easily.
VintageCardPrices.com. According to them, there are 100 cards in the set. U.S. Grant, Bonaparte, Stonewall Jackson, Joan of Arc, Nathan Hale, Boone, Revere, and many more grace the awesome checklist.
The two cards side by side reveal the size discrepancy.
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