Monday, February 22, 2010

Vintage Zeenut Baseball Cards

The official site of Minor League Baseball has a great story today about the San Francisco based candy company who produced the Pacific Coast League Zeenut Baseball cards between 1911-38.

Over the years the Zeenut sets included Joe Dimaggio, Jim Thorpe and even troubled actor Roscoe Arbuckle. Zeenut was the first baseball card set to include a black athlete on their cards, Oakland Oaks pitcher Jimmy Claxton. In 2005, a Jimmy Claxton Zeenut card sold at a Sotheby's auction for $7,200. Be sure to check out the full article for more Zeenut information. 

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