Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Card of the Day: 3/8/16

1954 Red Man #NL10 Red Schoendienst

     We at Cardinal Sauce are particularly excited to share this card. Pictures don't do justice to these Red Man cards. They are some of the most vibrant-colored cards of the 1950s. They came in packages of Red Man chewing tobacco and, thus, this is the first tobacco card in the Cardinal Sauce collection. Collectors had to cut these out of the package so condition depends on how skillfully the acquirer wielded the scissors or, in many cases, pocket knife. As a result, top condition cards are rare. In addition, these came with a coupon tab on the bottom. Fifty tabs could be exchanged for a baseball cap featuring the redeemer's team of choice. It's relatively difficult to find cards still containing the tab and that also affects the values of these cards. This particular card is missing the tab and has some minor wear. We think it would grade out at Very Good (VG). Regardless, it quickly became the favorite oddball in the Cardinal Sauce collection.


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    1. Indeed. I go back and forth which 1950s set is my favorite. Sometimes it's these Red Man cards and sometimes it's the 1951 Topps Connie Mack All-Stars. Guess I'm just going to have to find them all.