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Year: 1968 – 1970
Title: Partridge Meats Reds
Size: 4″ by 5″ and 3-3/4” by 5-1/2”
Number in Set: 11
The 11 1968 – 1970 Partridge Meats cards were made for Reds players to sign when they appeared at Kroger grocery stores around Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 1968 cards are 4″ by 5″ while the 1969 – 1970 versions are 3-3/4” by 5-1/2”.
The oddball cards highlight a black and white player photo against a borderless white background. The player’s name and team are printed in black text in all capital letters next to the picture, and the word “LIKES” appears in black, too. Along the bottom of the card is the advertisement for Partridge Meats, which includes their logo and the words “The meats with big league energy.”
The cards are unnumbered, and the backs are blank.
Pete Rose has the set’s key card, and PSA has only encapsulated 14 cards across the entire set.
The checklist of 11 cards listed below is from the 2010 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards. Beckett also includes Don Gullett, Tommy Harper, Lee May, Dennis Menke, Jim Merritt, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Bob Tolan in their online checklist. But I believe they are confusing those additions with the 1972 Partridge Meats Reds, which have a slightly different Partridge Meats ad along the bottom of the card.