Description1936 Diamond Matchbooks Chicago Cubs Master Set (69). Selling at the rate of two for a penny, it is no surprise collecting matchbook covers became popular during the great depression. The simple act of lighting a cigarette became colorful and fun, as themes included sports, popular attractions, the military and of course, pin up girls. This collection includes all three border color variations (red, blue, green) of the twenty-one Chicago Cubs players plus Dizzy Dean and Paul Waner from the 1936 edition. The roster includes: Bryant, Carlton, Cavaretta, Collins, Davis, Dizzy Dean, Demaree, French, Frey, Galan, Garbark, Hack, Gabby Hartnett, Herman, Jurges, Lee, Marty, O'Dea, Parmelee, Root, Shoun, Stainback and Paul Waner. With few exceptions, the collection presents at the EX to NM range with folds as circulated. All have full striker areas intact.
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