Well cowpokes, we are all finding our way back to work and school following another summer, aren't we? Yet another summer gone and all that left are memories, perhaps of a nice family trip. Recently I stumbled across an eBay auction with an old edition (Vol 3, No.2) of The American Card Collector, a collector zine put out by Dr. Lawrence Kurzrok, who we have run into here and there.
What I liked about this particular issue is that it describes a trip Woody Gelman took to Europe in the Summer of 1953. It's a brief article and Woody is really just providing a little commentary on the various trading card sets he encountered on the Continent but it's amusing nonetheless:
I wonder what ideas Woody took back with him? Certainly he noticed things that would turn up in later Topps sets. We also find out that Dr. Kurzrok collected tarot cards!