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Food Issues

There are many food issues that have hosted a basketball theme over the years. This area will display a few of those. Click on each item to get more details and to see examples.

1930s R79 Leader Novelty Candy Co.
1933-34 Wheaties Jack Armstrong
1934 Wheaties Babe Didrikson
1936 Wheaties Bob Kessler
1939 Wheaties Star in Basketball
1946-51 Wheaties Advertisements
1950-51 Washington Capitols 7-UP
1951 Wheaties George Mikan
1952 Wheaties All Famous Champions
1952 Wheaties Mikan Panel Ad
1953-54 Clark Candy Artist Prototype
1953-54 Clark Candy Cards (R442)
1959 Blue Cap Ltd. Cheese
1960 Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
1963 Hood Dairy Bob Cousy
1967 Wheaties Jerry West box
1967 Wheaties K.C. Jones boxes

My Most Recent Blogs

Story-paper Tabloids - Feb. 28, 2017

You may be familiar with the term pulp, used to describe some of the older, cheaply made periodicals from many years ago. However, the term "story-paper tabloid" may not be as common. Story-paper tabloids are similar to pulps in the low quality of the materials used, but differ in their format and size. Produced using cheat wood pulp paper, they ...

Seldom seen Clark Candy Cards! - June 19, 2016

Recently, I was lucky enough to find 10 of the 16 cards from the 1954 Clark Candy basketball set. These cards are quite rare and seldom seen, even by advanced basketball collectors.

Rare Album Postcard Acquired - March 1, 2016

Recently, I came across a surprising find - the 1928 Cuban Aguilitas Album Redemption postcard. When I've seen these in the past, they have always been baseball related. This one is basketball themed and shows the same image as card #397, the HNOS Maristas. The seller of this item said he found it in Cuba three decades ago. It is a nice and une...

The rarest card ever in vintage basketball - C.A. Briggs - Feb. 7, 2016

On January 20, 2016, the 1933 C.A. Briggs card was added to the collection. I am excited to share info about this card with all of you. While there are many rare items in our hobby, speaking specifically about cards, this is probably at the very top of the list in terms of rarity. Take a few minutes to read a little more a...

My Favorite Items

1933 C.A. Briggs Basketball
B33 Basket Ball Flannels 1912
Basket Ball Rules for 1893
Hamilton King L5 Leather 1912
Ken-Wel Advertising 1920
Naismith's Phog Allen Portrait Print 1936
Spalding Men - 1896
Spalding Men - 1899/1900
Spalding Women - 1901