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Title: Pepsi-Cola Colt .45s
Size: 2-3/8” by 9-1/8” Panels with a 2-3/8” by 2-3/4” card
Number in Set: 16
Pepsi distributed this 16-card set regionally in Texas in bottled 6-packs of Pepsi. The panel included the card and a promo for Pepsi and the Colt .45s.
The card fronts feature black-and-white posed action shots.
The backs feature player statistics and career highlights.
Complete panels that include both top and bottom tabs are more desirable. But the set is pretty rare because Pepsi relied on their drivers to insert the cards into the cartons, and many decided to throw them out instead.
The cards are unnumbered.
The key cards are considered short prints; John Bateman and Carl Warwick. The Bateman card was thought never to have been distributed publicly and is one of the rarest 1960s baseball cards – I’ve read the Warwick was not either, but I’m less confident on that; it’s undoubtedly the second rarest in the set.