The eagle eyed among you will note the lack of the telltale Topps production rip at the top, as documented here. While all 89 wrappers are not visible, it sure looks like none of these were ever wrapped around a piece of gum. Atlas is also a subject that constantly shows up on eBay (along with a dinosaur) and sure enough when I checked my collection of unripped Tatoo wrappers (one from each year of issue: '48, '49 and 53) I had an Atlas. A normal wrapper looks like this of course:
It also makes me wonder how these were produced. Most Topps tatoo (and similar) issues through the late 1960's were printed as rolls with alternating subjects. While this was the first Topps novelty product, I have to doubt they were so inept as to group so may subjects together and admit I am a bit stumped as to the process that would result in such a hoard.
Will a similar hoard of dinosaurs be next? Hard to say since Atlas examples outnumber them from what I have observed.