1953-1954 Briggs Meats Dixon/Busby Panel 
Lot Number 187
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Description

“Save these cards, collect them! trade them!” was the credo found on boxes of Briggs Meats during the 1953-1954 seasons. Displaying twenty-eight members from the Washington Senators on two-card panels, these packages were only distributed in the greater Washington D.C. area. Many kids followed the printed advice by crudely cutting their favorite stars from these hot dog boxes, trading amongst themselves, and most often ultimately discarding their cardboard heroes. While single copies of the Briggs Meats edition are elusive, uncut boxes or panels are nearly impossible to locate. Overcoming this scarcity is the offered 1953-1954 Briggs Meat uncut panel of John Dixon and James Busby. Measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2”, this advertising panel reveals unobtrusive paper loss in the boundary between the two Senators. Dixon grades (VG) with a pair of spider creases while the All-Star Busby comes in at (GD) with a pair of surface wrinkles and moderate surface scuffing. Both cards reveal faint grease markings on the front while the reverse exhibits several minor creases which do not protrude the front. Both the front and reverses reveal a slight wax coating which has helped protect this specimen from the elements throughout the years. For Senators or regional fans, this formidable piece is an exceptional accompaniment.  
 
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