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08-12-2007, 11:10 AM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>Are there any besides Red Man? Here's two of mine:<br /><br /><img src="http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z26/pspec/Red_Man_52_Mays_Williams.jpg">

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08-12-2007, 10:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony</b><p>According to the ACC Redman is the last baseball T card set, officially T232-T235.<br /> Can't think of any US Tobacco issue after that one. Certainly one of the nicest regional sets from the best era for regionals.

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08-12-2007, 10:35 PM
Posted By: <b>cmoking</b><p>I'm still astounded that these stayed in decent shape given how they were packed with tobacco. Well, I guess maybe the ones in nice shape were never packed. Here are a coule of mine.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1186889715.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1186889726.JPG">

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08-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Hornish</b><p>Philadelphia Cigars issued a premium of Mickey Mantle in 1965 and I presume some other players were available as well. The end of an era.<br /><br />

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08-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>Thanks for the additional info, Dave. Would have had to turn alot of pages in the 2007 SCD to find it.<br />Here's one more -- a '53 tabless Klu, since we seem to be coveting his biceps in another thread.<br /><br /><img src="http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z26/pspec/Red_Man_1953_Klu.jpg">

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08-13-2007, 09:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Hornish</b><p>Does anyone know who painted the Red Man cards? I always thought they had a nice, bright glow to them and big Klu above is a perfect example. I'm almost thinking the artists were more in the pulp/magazine field as they just seem to have that style.

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08-14-2007, 12:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Ray</b><p>Can someone tell me what "region" these were issued in?<br /><br />I've been collecting the '55 set for awhile now, and can't figure that out (I still don't have an ACC - probably subconsciously holding out hope that an online version will be introduced soon).<br /><br />Here's a couple of mine:<br /><br /><img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/gotsparks09/1955%20Red%20Man/AL16.jpg"> <img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/gotsparks09/1955%20Red%20Man/NL7.jpg"> <img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/gotsparks09/1955%20Red%20Man/NL19.jpg"> <img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/gotsparks09/1955%20Red%20Man/NL17.jpg"><br /><br /><br />

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08-14-2007, 12:44 AM
Posted By: <b>Anthony</b><p>I think Redmans, like the '58 Hires sets, are called regionals but were issued pretty broadly.<br /><img src="http://photos.imageevent.com/griffins/packs/icons/54Redman.tif.jpg"><br />

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08-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>Dave,<br /><br />I think you are totally on target with your observation about the pulp/magazine style of art on the Red Mans. The artist and/or art director had to know exactly what he/she was doing.<br /><br />I've noticed similar examples in the design of other sets that I think reflect a current art trend of their time. For instance, to me, 33 Diamond Stars have a very FDR New Deal look to them -- the kind one sees painted in the large building murals of that era.<br /><br />Also, since the 48/49 Leaf thread started, I believe the large blocks of color and the way large space is broken up is particulalry reminiscent of some of the abstract artists of the late 40's, particulary of the kind Rothko is known for. No wonder many people find the set beautiful. I don't think these are coincidences, somebody knew exactly what they were doing.<br /><br />(hope this post doesn't come off like some preachy haughty art professor. Myabe it's been discussed before here)<br /><br />*edited for parenthetical disclamation!)