Topps World on Wheels: Maserati
Keep your rookie cards and let’s dig back into the Topps World on Wheels trading cards sets. This time, Maserati.
From the card’s reverse:
“Maserati is one of the great names in racing cars. Some of the most famous drivers in racing history have used the Maserati to win prizes… Wilbur Hatch having twice driven one to victory in the Indianapolis Races. In Italy, the Maserati Company is known more for production of spark plugs and batteries than for racing cars.”
Fascinating to me that they played up the Indy 500 connection and were so dismissive of Masers in Europe.
More Topps World on Wheels in the archives.
Hmmmm…Thought Wilbur’s surname was “Shaw”…
Good catch, Peter. And you sent me into a panic reading back through the card to see if it was my typo or their mistake. You can imagine my sigh of relief when I saw that they did indeed print it as, “Hatch”.
Ha ha Hatch! Further, the car shown is not the 3 litre blown 8CTF model that Shaw drove, but the 4CL 1.5 litre blown “San Remo” model.
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