Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1954 Red Man
Bob Porterfield

Of the nine Red Man cards I own, this is the only one that has its tab intact.

That little strip below the perforated line is there for a reason: After your dad would pass along this card after buying the pack of chew, the first thing you would do was cut off the tab. After collecting 50 stubs, you would send them in along with the name of your favorite ballclub.

And in 1954, what you would get in return was a baseball cap.

While I was not around in 1954, it would be interesting to hear from someone out there who remembers collecting these old cards.


zman40 said...

I bought an Al Rosen card from this set off of ebay recently and was sad to see how big the cards are. I thought I would send the card to get signed, but they are way too big for my binder.

What do you do with these cards?

Matthew Glidden said...

4 pocket pages should hold them properly, with or without tabs. It would be great to have a signed Red Man!

CaptKirk42 said...

I recently got my first Red Man card from Ebay for $10 it was the '53 Bob Porterfield with the tab. It's in very nice condition, much better than some I've seen w/out the tabs.

One of my Short term goals is to get the other Senators (and probably the Orioles) from the Red Man sets, preferably with the tabs. A long term goal is to get most of the others in whatever condition.

Arno said...

Wow, a cap? That rules.