1949 Remar Baking
Charles Dressen

I had never seen one of these cards before this one arrived a few weeks back.

The 32-card set was exclusively comprised of members of the Pacific Coast League's Oakland Oaks. And while Charlie Dressen would make a name for himself as manager of Brooklyn's Boys of Summer from 1951-53, the best know acorn on the team was a young infielder named Billy Martin.

Only available in the Bay Area, this is a fairly rare set but not a particularly  expensive one. Distributed in loaves of Remar bread, samples can be found for under $10.

What a treat to go along with that peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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