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A card fan's dream come true

Jim Caple got to visit the Topps baseball card company's headquarters in Manhattan -- what secret treasures did he find inside?

Updated: August 15, 2006, 5:49 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

NEW YORK CITY -- Clay Luraschi inserts his key into the lock and turns the doorknob to the room -- the room where the Topps baseball card company stores copies of its original card sets.

I anticipated a hermetically sealed vault that includes a retina scan, heat sensors and an 18-digit random-generating security code. Instead it's simply a large supply room with cheap shelving cluttered with boxes and binders of baseball cards, generally two for each set. There are no museum-quality plastics ...

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