A true Charm City “labor of love” is assembled with the offered 1954 Esskay Meats Baltimore Orioles near set of (33/34) cards. Our Baltimore-area consignor spent a collecting lifetime piecing together the elusive regional meats issue. While the fronts generally present in the (FR to GD) range with some better or lesser due to expected creasing and abrasions on the waxy surfaces, such Types are difficult-to-find in any condition! While 21% display reverse writing, the blank backs with hot dog grease markings are otherwise clean. Additionally, nearly 66% display varying degrees of orange bordering.
Subjects include: Berry, Blyzka, Brecheen, Coan, Coleman, Courtney, Diering (reverse writing), Dykes, Fanovich, Fox, Fridley (reverse writing), Garcia, Da. Johnson (reverse writing), Kennedy, Kokos, Koslo, Kretlow (front tape, reverse writing), Kryhoski, Larsen, Lenhardt, Littlefield, Mele, Moss, Murray (reverse writing), Newsom (with Light Pole), Oliver (reverse writing), Pillette, Skaff (three orange borders), Sturt, Turley, Waitkus (reverse writing), Wertz and Young.
Missing only the near impossible Jehosie Heard (of which there are only a handful known) for completion.