Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Standard Catalog Update : 1960 Carling Beer Indians

We're closing in on completing the checklists for the 1950s-1960s Carling Beer Cleveland Indians premium pictures.

These 8-1/2" x 12", black-and-white, blank-back pictures appear to have been point-of-purchase giveaways between 1955-1961, with 10 or 11 pictures each year.

Regular catalog/blog contributor Larry Serota has greatly expanded the known 1960 checklist.
In the 2010 Standard Catalog we listed only three pictures: Joe Gordon, Bubba Phillips and Tito Francona.

Larry has added the following: John Temple, Gary Bell, John Romano, Vic Power, Jim Perry and Woodie Held.

The 1960 Carlings carry a number in the bottom-right corner that consists of the prefix DBL347 and a letter from A-H, and K-L. Carling apparently didn't use the I or J letters in most years.

Larry's additi0ns leave us only one player short of a complete checklist, whomever appears as picture DBL347B.

The catalog values most of the Carling premium pictures at $60 in NM for commons, and $90-125 for most stars and Hall of Famers.

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