Saturday, October 15, 2011

Standard Catalog Update: 1957-62 Indians Picture Packs

Through the efforts of several dedicated Cleveland Indians collectors, we were able to assemble checklist information on a number of the 1950s-1960s Picture Packs issued by the team.

It was intended that these appear in the 2012 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, but production problems precluded that.

To assist in this presentation, I've eliminated the pricing data. In general complete sets in this era have retail values of $100-150 in Near Mint condition, with single pictures about $5 for typical players and $12-20 for Hall of Famers and local favorites like Rocky Colavito and Herb Score, wit the 1957 and 1958 Roger Maris at $25.


1957 Cleveland Indians Picture Pack

This set of “Official Autographed Pictures” issued in 1957 was sold at Municipal Stadium and other souvenir outlets for 50 cents. The player photos are in a 6-1/2” x 9” black-and-white, blank-back format with narrow white borders, printed on thin semi-gloss stock. About half the photos are identical to those issued in 1956. A facsimile player autograph on front identifies the photo.


Complete Set: (24)
(1) Bob Avila
(2) Jim Busby
(3) Alphonso “Chico” Carrasquel
(4) Rocky Colavito
(5) Bud Daley

(6) Kirby Farrell

(7) Mike Garcia

(8) Jim Hegan
(9) Ken Kuhn
(10) Bob Lemon
(11) Roger Maris
(12) Don Mossi
(13) Hal Naragon

(14) Ray Narleski
(15) Russ Nixon
(16) Stan Pitula

(17) Lawrence Raines

(18) Herb Score

(19) Al Smith

(20) George Strickland

(21) Dick Tomanek
(22) Vic Wertz

(23) Gene Woodling

(24) Early Wynn


1958 Cleveland Indians Picture Pack

This set of “Official Autographed Pictures” issued in 1958 was sold at Municipal Stadium and other souvenir outlets for 50 cents. The player photos are in a 6-1/2” x 9” black-and-white, blank-back format with narrow white borders, printed on thin semi-gloss stock. A facsimile player autograph on front identifies the photo. The players were pictured in their new striped uniforms.


Complete Set: (24)
(1) Bob Avila
(2) Bobby Bragan

(3) Dick Brown

(4) Alphonso “Chico” Carrasquel

(5) Rocky Colavito

(6) Larry Doby

(7) Mike Garcia

(8) Gary Geiger

(9) Jim Grant

(10) Bill Harrell
(11) Roger Maris

(12) Cal McLish

(13) Minnie Minoso

(14) Bill Moran

(15) Don Mossi

(16) Ray Narleski

(17) Russ Nixon

(18) J.W. Porter

(19) Herb Score

(20) Dick Tomanek

(21) Mickey Vernon

(22) Preston Ward
(23) Hoyt Wilhelm
(24) Indians Coaches (Red Kress, Bobby Bragan
        Eddie Stanky, Mel Harder)


1960 Cleveland Indians Picture Pack

A continuation of the team’s tradition of issuing player picture packs, this set of “Official Autographed Pictures” issued in 1960 was sold at Municipal Stadium and other souvenir outlets for 50 cents, in a black-and-gold paper envelope. The player photos are in a 6-1/2” x 9” black-and-white, blank-back format with narrow white borders. A facsimile player autograph on front identifies the photo.




Complete Set: (23)
(1) Ken Aspromonte
(2) Gary Bell

(3) John Briggs

(4) Hank Foiles

(5) Tito Francona

(6) Joe Gordon

(7) Bob Hale

(8) Wynn Hawkins

(9) Woody Held
(10) John Klippstein

(11) Harvey Kuenn

(12) Frank Lane (general manager)

(13) Barry Latman

(14) Mike Lee
(15) Bobby Locke
(16) Jim Perry

(17) John “Bubba” Phillips
(18) Jimmy Piersall

(19) Vic Power

(20) John Romano

(21) Dick Stigman

(22) George Strickland

(23) John Temple 


1961 Cleveland Indians Picture Pack

A continuation of the team’s tradition of issuing player picture packs, this set of “Official Autographed Pictures” issued in 1961 was sold at Municipal Stadium and other souvenir outlets for 50 cents, in a black-and-gold paper envelope. The player photos are in a 6-1/2” x 9” black-and-white, blank-back format with narrow white borders. A facsimile player autograph on front identifies the photo.


Complete Set: (22)
(1) John Antonelli
(2) Ken Aspromonte
(3) Gary Bell

(4) Walter Bond

(5) Mike de la Hoz
(6) James Dykes
(7) Tito Francona

(8) Jim Grant

(9) Wynn Hawkins

(10) Woodie Held

(11) Willie Kirkland

(12) Barry Latman
(13) Bobby Locke
(14) Jim Perry

(15) Bubba Phillips
(16) Jimmy Piersall

(17) Vic Power
(18) John Romano
(19) Dick Stigman

(20) John Temple

(21) Manager and coaches (Mel
        McGaha, Mel Harder, Jimmie
        Dykes, Luke Appling)
(22) Home of the Cleveland Indians 
        (Cleveland Stadium)


 
1962 Cleveland Indians Picture Pack

A change to a very thin paper stock with very little gloss marked the final Cleveland Indians picture pack of the era. This set of “Official Autographed Pictures” issued in 1962 was sold at Municipal Stadium and other souvenir outlets for 50 cents, in a black-printed manila paper envelope. The player photos are in a 6-1/2” x 9” black-and-white, blank-back format with narrow white borders. A facsimile player autograph on front identifies the photo.




Complete Set: (22)
(1) Bob Allen

(2) Gary Bell

(3) Ty Cline

(4) Dan Dillard

(5) Dick Donovan
(6) Howard “Doc” Edwards

(7) Chuck Essegian

(8) Tito Francona

(9) Frank Funk

(10) Jim Grant

(11) Gene Green
(12) Woodie Held
(13) Jerry Kindall

(14) Willie Kirkland

(15) Barry Latman
(16) Al Luplow
(17) Mel McGaha
(18) Jim Perry
(19) Bubba Phillips
(20) Pedro Ramos

(21) John Romano

(22) Manager and coaches (Ray Katt,
        Salty Parker, Mel Harder, Mel McGaha)






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