I am just getting around to scanning a handful of my vintage Dodger cards to share here. First up to bat are my Brooklyn Dodger 1954 Red Heart Dog Food cards. There are 4 Dodgers in the 33 card set: Jim Gilliam, Billy Cox, Duke Snider and Carl Erskine. Click any pic to embiggen.
These cards were issued as mail-in premiums to Red Heart Dog Food customers. They were issued in three color-coded series (red, blue and green), with the red background cards being the scarcest. 11 players are available in each color-coded series. I should add that scarce is a tough word to use for this set. It has been reported widely that collectors continued to receive cards direct from the company as late as the early-70's, so they are hardly rare. Although, with the passage of time they have gained a significant following.
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