Monday, July 21, 2014

1964 Kahn's Wieners #26 - Bob Purkey

Kahn's, for those of you who aren't aware, is a meat processing company in Cincinnati, known mostly for their hot dogs. They began inserting rather large cards in with their hot dogs in 1957 and continued into the 1960's. The cards were limited to the Reds, Pirates, and Indians, as these regions were about the extent of their market. After some time off of the card game, they began making Reds team sets in the 1980's, and for a few years, Mets team sets as they made their way into Shea stadium. They're still putting out Reds sets, as they've been ubiquitous at the Reds ballparks for forever.

1964 was the first year the cards were full color, and they look pretty great. This is my first card from the set.

Nice and mangled. But, hey. Let's see how well YOU look after being shipped shrink-wrapped with a bunch of hot dogs. Here's the rear, with my all-time favorite slogan to grace a baseball card.

Go Reds.

1 comment:

  1. Good find... Some of these are tough to come by