More news of 1949 Topps products today buckaroos. Just when I thought it was time to advance into the 50's, good ol' Jeff Shepherd sent along some scans of an item he just purchased, namely a 1949 version of the Meet The Presidents Game. Rather than this game being a Selchow & Righter product, the 1949 version is labeled as being manufactured by Topps for Toys:
The coins are bronze, not silver like the 1953 version:
And since Dwight Eisenhower was just a well-revered US General in 1949, Harry Truman was the sitting president and occupied the last slot in the coin holder:
If that isn't enough coin news for you, long time collector Bill Christensen has contacted me regarding the 1949 Play Coins of the World set, which is now regaining complexity after I thought I had sussed out the whole thing. We'll get to that soon but in 1949 Topps coins are proving to be quite vexing.