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Title: Briggs Meats
Size: 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Number in Set: 40
The 1953-54 Briggs Meats cards are an incredibly expensive Washington, D.C. area regional oddball set. The cards came as two-card waxed-cardboard panels that were cut from a hot dog package.
The 40-card set has 28 players from the Washington Senators and 12 players from the three New York teams of the day (Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, and New York Yankees).
A “properly” cut card won’t show any of the bright red borders.
The cards show a posed photograph with a white strip under the image that has the player’s facsimile autograph and printed name. The Washington Senators cards have a bit more biographical data.
The cards are blank-backed and unnumbered.
The tougher short-printed cards are Gil Coan, John Dixon, and Newton Grasso and the highest priced cards include Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.