When I think of oddball baseball cards, I usually picture the many great sets released in the '80s by brands like Post, Kay-Bee, Woolworth's, etc. In that great decade of collecting, sets were produced by a range of random companies far and wide, from toy stores to purveyors of fine breakfast sausages!
Today's brief post features a much older oddball set though, 1954 Red Heart:
Anyway, this was a 33-card set released in three different subsets of 11 cards each. The cards weren't actually packaged with the dog food, but rather were a mail-away promotion. A few labels and some pocket change was enough to get an 11 card pack delivered to your mailbox.
The best part is, this card cost me less than $10. I'll take this over a hanger box of 2014 Topps Update any day!
Penmanship Hall of Fame - For not only fitting a lengthy name on the sticker, but for doing so with such great cursive, Ga'Quincy McKinstry goes directly to my collection's penm...
I agree, the back is great! Nice pickup.
Nice get! I have the Al Rosen from the set. One of my favorite vintage releases.
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