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Offline MoldRush

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Trivial Observation
« on: June 17, 2022, 03:52:39 PM »
Iíve always loved the layout of OS checklists, from the tiny image icons to the fonts used, even just seeing the titles spelled out gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.  Only the 16th changed that font slightly.  Iíve often wondered why the ĎWacky Packagesí font over the title listings appears to be unique to the checklists - the wrappers donít use it, the display boxes donít, not even the shipping cartons Iíve seen.

I recently ordered a sample copy of The Wrapper, just out of curiosity to see which dealers still advertise, article content, etc.  Itís probably been 15 years or so since Iíve had one.  Noticed something right away when I saw the cover image - Toppsí earlier Beverly Hillbillies set used what appears to be the checklist mystery font.  Check it out.




Looks the same right?  The BH set dates back to 1963.  I wonder how many other times Topps may have dusted off and used this font on various 60ís and 70ís sets.  I wonder if itís a standardized font from that era.  Any members with a graphics or publishing background who might know?

Offline Swiski

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2022, 08:58:51 PM »
I think that font Topps used is Dom Casual Bold.



Offline MoldRush

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 10:00:44 PM »
Looks like a match - thanks.  Iím getting a sense of deja vu, like maybe this has been covered before.  If so, please forgive my senior moment! 🤓

Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 07:56:27 AM »
I think that font Topps used is Dom Casual Bold.

Great find!
I was doing a casual search of fonts related to hillbilly, country, etc. and found many of a similar style, but not that one.

there's a nice writeup on the font and usage on Wiki.  Maybe someone can add info that it was used by Topps on some of their trading cards.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Casual
« Last Edit: June 18, 2022, 07:59:37 AM by Fanatical_and_Sickly »

Offline MoldRush

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 03:07:30 PM »
Interesting the TV show credits mentioned.  Iím thinking there may be others that Wikipedia left out, especially 60ís shows.  Possibly The Munsters?  Iíll be on the lookout.

Offline Swiski

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2022, 08:52:36 AM »
Great find!
I was doing a casual search of fonts related to hillbilly, country, etc. and found many of a similar style, but not that one.

there's a nice writeup on the font and usage on Wiki.  Maybe someone can add info that it was used by Topps on some of their trading cards.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Casual

If you want me to research that hillbilly font, post a sample here. I love font investigation and research!

Offline drono

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2022, 04:41:49 PM »
If you want me to research that hillbilly font, post a sample here. I love font investigation and research!

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Offline bigtomi

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2023, 07:33:25 AM »
Thought I'd use this thread for this...

Has anyone else ever noticed this on any Series 11 checklists? I was going thru my stash and it caught my eye: the title names are in bold or have been printed over twice, maybe? I think I only found one like this. Is this old news?




Offline Bigmuc13

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2023, 08:34:44 AM »
I have never noticed this.  It does look like the print on the lower one is bolded. Great eye!
Still looking for Series 17

Offline koduck

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2023, 08:50:54 AM »
This is likely a result of different print runs. Different press operators sometimes lead to different ink balances.

Offline Plastered Peanut

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Re: Trivial Observation
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2023, 11:46:33 PM »
This is likely a result of different print runs. Different press operators sometimes lead to different ink balances.

And that's part of the love of the 70's and the OS series!!
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