8.02.2008

1938 Wheaties
Dolph Camilli


I just got back from the local baseball card show and this is one of the cards I found.

In the middle of all the autograph, relic and refractor cards was an older couple who had some of these old Wheaties panels.

I'm not really sure if I can call them cards because they are huge. Originally, theses panels would be cut off the side of the cereal box. And from what I understand they practically took up the entire back of the box.

This example is numbered No.16 of a series of 16 and is of Dolph Camilli, the Brooklyn Dodgers entry in the set. Each team, there were only 16 in 1938, had a player represented.

I was really surprised to see this type of card at a local 20-table show. I usually have to go to a regional-type show to find this sort of thing. I was also surprised to see quite a few vintage cards.

I even found a few poor old baseball cards. Stay tuned, I'll be posting them in the coming weeks.

1 comment:

capewood said...

If that was still attached to the rest of the box it would probably worth a bunch. It's a few years since I've seen anything about it but there are people who collect cereal boxes. Storing them is a real problem. In early 2000 I sold 3 Special K boxs with one of the Houston Comets. It was just after they won the first WNBA championship. These boxes were apparently a special Houston only release. I got a total of $35 for them.