Conjure up memories of the old corner "5 & 10" variety store with this 1950s-1960s Ted Williams retail item collection. Way back in the day, there was a breed of neighborhood shop owners who supplied fountain sodas, packs of trading cards, pimple balls and all manner of unnecessary items that were absolutely needed by kids to have a swell time. Among the Yoo-Hoo, Coca-Cola and myriad other products featuring MLB player endorsements, perhaps the coolest type was "Ted's Root Beer". Should that "Delicious Creamy" beverage get your vote for best graphics, this group of items endorsed by the "Splendid Splinter" is most definitely for you. Featured are:
(3) 1960s Ted's Root Beer full bottles with art images of Williams in a batting pose, all (NM-MT) with different glass colors including a clear bottle, an amber bottle and a green bottle that is reported as exceedingly rare.
(2) 1960s Ted's Root Beer drinking glasses with the same batting pose as the soda bottles, both (NM-MT+) with (1) 4-3/4" tall and (1) 4" tall.
c.1950s Springfield Official League Baseball retail display "Dozen" box. Based on a lack of other examples being reported anywhere in the known collectibles universe, this regional issue positions as very rare. Sized at 11-1/2 x 8-3/4 x 3", this box has some surface loss on the side panel at right and considerable clear tape reinforcement is noted on the corners and across the bottom. Otherwise the surface is whistle clean and the box retains a pleasing shape. The lid features an art image of a player in a batting pose and though his uniform is generic, it is undoubtedly Ted Williams. Also present is a single Springfield "Official Little League ball (NM) in a very tight individual original factory box that presents in astonishing (NM-MT+) condition.