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Title: IDL Pittsburgh Steelers
Size: 4″ by 5″
Number in Set: 26
A cooperative of independent drugstores issued the 1963 Independent Drugstores League (IDL) Pittsburgh Steelers set. The cards are unnumbered, blank-backed, and printed on a relatively thin, magazine cover-like paper. Collectors may be able to find some cards with a specific drugstore’s address stamped on the back.
The photos of many players look odd because the images are of cropped action shots only showing the faces and upper bodies of the player.
The cards display the IDL Drug Store logo on the bottom front-left corner of the card. The player’s name is centered on the bottom in capital black letters.
The cards are rare but rather inexpensive. John Henry Johnson and Ernie Stautner are considered the headliners.
John Henry Johnson