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1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Specs
Title: Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs
Size: 3 1/4″ x 4″
Number in Set: 15
1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Overview
In 1956, Kahn’s (an Ohio meat company) grew its baseball set from its 1955 release to 15 cards from six. They also began issuing the cards in packs of hotdogs, and since they were in direct contact with the meat, they’re usually found stained today.
The 1956 cards again exclusively included Cincinnati Redlegs players. Each card features a black-and-white photo of the player in a short-sleeved uniform against a full stadium background (later Kahn’s Wieners cards had blank backgrounds) with a facsimile autograph. The company’s advertising slogan, “The Wiener The World Awaited,” was printed within a white-backed bottom tab, “Compliments of Kahn’s Wieners.” Cards without that bottom tab are sold at significant discounts.
The backs are blank and unnumbered.
The Frank Robinson pre-rookie card anchors the set and is one of the most valuable Kahn’s Wieners cards, across all sports, ever produced.
As I said, the cards are tough to find in decent condition due to packaging, and you can see that in the PSA and SGC Pop Reports.
PSA has graded 97 cards across the set, with just five cards in the population being graded PSA 6, and none are higher. There’s 1 PSA Auth, 22 PSA 1s, 33 2s, 7 3s, 10 4s, 11 5s, and 5 6s (and handful of + and Qs). Frank Robinson has the most PSA-graded examples, with 16.
SGC has graded 60 cards across the set, with the highest being a pair of 5.5s. Their Pop Report includes 20 Frank Robinson samples.
1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Significant Sales
In October 2018, Robert Edward Auctions sold the following pictured 1956 Kahn’s Wieners PSA-Graded complete set for $5700, which was #1 on the PSA Registry.
Here are a few examples of individual card sales from the set:
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Frank Robinson SGC 70: $8700 in September 2023
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Frank Robinson PSA 1.5: $1755 in May 2021
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Frank Robinson PSA 3: $6150 in April 2020
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Ted Kluszewski PSA 2: $450 in March 2023
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners John Kippstein PSA 3: $316 in May 2019
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Johnny Temple PSA 3: $224 in May 2019
- 1956 Kahn’s Wieners Joe Nuxhall PSA 3: $416 in May 2019
1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Example
1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Key Card
The set’s key card belongs to Frank Robinson, which pre-dates his Topps rookie card by one year, but the Ted Kluszewski is pretty pricey, too.
1956 Kahn’s Wieners Cincinnati Redlegs Checklist