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01-15-2007, 12:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Bill C.</b><p>I know this is a regional issue but would love to see any pics/scans of these cards if you guys have any. Love the beer, why not the cards!?

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01-15-2007, 12:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Frank Evanov</b><p>Here you are:<br /><br /><img src="http://images1.collectors.com/psa/set_registry/m514804/28Sisler.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="http://images1.collectors.com/psa/set_registry/m514804/28Bancroft.jpg"><br><br>Frank

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01-15-2007, 12:54 PM
Posted By: <b>cmoking</b><p>Speaker & Lazzeri <br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1168800879.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1168800891.JPG"> <br /><br />and a related issue - Tharps.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1168800988.JPG">

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01-15-2007, 12:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Cat</b><p><br /><br /><img src="http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7875/bwf7fgehrighp2.jpg">

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01-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>Yuengling's is the oldest Beer brewery (Pottsville, PA) in the US, it's not far from where we live.<br />During "Prohibition" they converted their brewery into producing Ice Cream. And, in 1928 they<br />issued these little B/W BB cards premiums. The Babe Ruth card is tough to find, simply because<br />you could redeem his card for a quart of ice cream. <br /><br />Also, if you collected all 60 cards in this set, you could redeem them for a gallon of ice cream.<br />I am really surprised that any of these cards ever stayed in circulation.<br /><br />TED Z

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01-15-2007, 01:02 PM
Posted By: <b>cmoking</b><p>Ted, nice history....were Sweetman's, Harrington's and Tharps in a similar position as Yuenglings? Were they beer companies also?

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01-15-2007, 01:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Bill</b><p>Ted-<br /><br />Thanks for that brief little history on the cards, good info. Whereabout in PA are you located? My brother works in Allentown for 95.1 WZZO, on air DJ. <br /><br />BTW-You think they'd give me some ice cream if I finish the set and turn it in?

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01-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>We are a little ways south of your brother, along the Delaware River.<br /> I'll have to try and tune in his station....what kind of music is it ?<br /><br />Perhaps you can redeem the set for a 6-pack of Yuengling's beer.<br /><br />Best regards,<br />TED Z

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01-15-2007, 01:41 PM
Posted By: <b>Cat</b><p>Sure Bill. I'll send you their address. I don't know if you are aware of this but they changed their address to California. REALLY!!! <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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01-15-2007, 01:47 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark Burke</b><p><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1168241515.JPG">

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01-15-2007, 01:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I would think it would have been hard to complete a whole set if you had to buy ice cream to get the cards...that's a lot of ice cream and what mother would have gone for that??? I wonder how many stashes of these cards were found over the years from someone intent of putting the set together, but never getting it complete?

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01-15-2007, 03:41 PM
Posted By: <b>fkw</b><p>Dan is right, many a time these cards are found in groups on eBay. At least 1-2 times a year Ive seen a half dozen to a dozen of them offered individually in auction by a noncollector who recently discovered them.

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01-15-2007, 07:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Parmentier</b><p>These Yuengling cards appear the same as w502 cards. Are these Yuenglings also "strip cards", or are the w502's perhaps not "strip cards" ? The w502's seem pretty well cut, nice and square, like off a sheet. PSA lists the w502's as hand-cut, hmmm.

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01-15-2007, 07:54 PM
Posted By: <b>fkw</b><p>Ive never seen a strip of W502s. IMO I believe they are from an anonymous candy or ice cream issue that just didnt put their brand name on the cards. Same thing with the W503 (candy) and W574 (candy?).