3 Display Panels, Sports and Non-Sport, to Promote 1950-60s Exhibit Cards
Lot 346. 3 Display Panels, Sports and Non-Sport, to Promote 1950-60s Exhibit Cards Baseball, boxing, wrestling and “Hollywood Dancers” are represented in these panels, which were used on the fronts of vending machines that dispensed exhibit cards or were displayed nearby to promote exhibit card sales. As was often the case, these panels consist of exhibit card fronts printed on thin paper stock. A “Baseball Stars” display, approximately 7 ½” x 12 ½”, features brown & white cards of Fox, Kaline, Kuenn and Mathews. Another display, titled “Wrestlers – Prize Fighters” and measuring 12 ½” x 18 ½”, has six wrestlers, including Buddy Rogers, Haystacks Calhoun and “Cowboy” Bob Ellis, and six boxers – Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Harold Johnson and Doug Jones. The largest display, 12 ½” x 24 ½” and titled “Hollywood Dancers,” has 12 cards, including Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Hutton and Debra Paget. These panels are vg and display nicely. The “Dancers” display has an edge chip and tear. Winning Bid $138.