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08-26-2007, 11:05 AM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>John E mentioned these in another post...anyone have some to share? I have a wantlist of about eight vintage football items and an example of one of these has been on the list longer than any of the others. I have never even seen a scan. There was an interesting article in a past Gridiron Greats magazine but I have never been able to contact the author. Any new information would be great.

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08-27-2007, 08:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Blaisdell</b><p>Here is a scan of the Frank Baker photo premium. It also includes the Walker's Cleaners Bio sticker on the front. It is blanked back and measures 9 x 10 inches including the tab which was to be used for placing in a binder.<br /><br /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff79/buncerental/1931FrankBakerWalkersCleanersPre-1.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff79/buncerental/1931FrankBakerWalkersCleanersPremiu.jpg">

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08-28-2007, 01:16 PM
Posted By: <b>John E</b><p>I saw a small offering of them on Ebay quite a while back (at least 7 years). I had no clue at the time what I was looking at, other wise I would have been all over them at the price they went for (100-200 a piece if I remember correctly). I also seem to remember there was a Michalske is the lot.<br />I love the line in the bio, "The completed and bound collection will be a very valuable souvenir"

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08-28-2007, 08:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Michael Blaisdell</b><p>John, I won the Baker (pictured above) in that grouping. There was also a Curly Lambeau and Wuert Englemann in the group. I want to say the Lambeau went in the $500 range and the others in the $200 to $300 range. I wonder how many sets of 27 there are in existence.

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08-29-2007, 05:02 AM
Posted By: <b>John E</b><p>You're probably right on the price, my memory of the auctions was fuzzy at best. The only set I ever heard of was the one mentioned in the Gridiron Greats article.

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08-29-2007, 06:31 AM
Posted By: <b>andy becker</b><p>i re-read that gridiron greats last night. great article. i, too, have been looking for these for years. knowing my luck, i probably started looking right after the last batch went to ebay. not even offered by a major auction house in the last five years that i'm aware. <br /><br />any idea why the bio sticker wasn't just adhered to the back at the time of distribution? <br /><br />as a side, i hope this board really takes off.....i been guilty of not posting, but i will start to contribute more.<br />