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    Extremely Rare 1954 Hunter Wieners St. Louis Cardinals Alex Grammas/Dick Schofield Complete Box! The mid-50's saw numerous brands of hot dogs or wieners producers offering baseball cards with their meaty offerings. Catering to local markets, today these cards are quite scarce with intact packages extremely rare and highly coveted. Hungry baseball fans in the east and mid-west had the most options but these regional issues are today without a doubt among the rarest regional issues of the 1950's or most other eras. From 1953 to '55 Stahl-Meyer had the New York market covered. Morrell Meats would have the now west coast Dodgers. St. Louis Cardinal fans were treated to two releases including Hunter Wieners.

    The 1954 release had two "cards" on each package. On pictured an active player, the other the 1953 stats of a teammate. Boys and girls were prompted "What's My Name? What's My Record?" in order to win prizes by matching player pictures with stats. One can only imagine how many more of the "stat" cards were discarded making this set close to impossible to complete. Offered is a complete package featuring Alex Grammas (front) and Dick Schofield (back)! The trip from printer, to meat processor, to store shelves, to mom's kitchen is a perilous journey for thin card stock. The offered piece has a pair of heavy creases but little else to note. Overall dimension are 8-3/8" x 8". An undebatable rarity and incredible addition for the most passionate St. Louis Cardinals fan! We have been able to locate only one other full package from the 1954 issue ever coming up for auction.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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