Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Check out some 1954 Red Heart Dodger Cards

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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