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1953 Canadian Exhibit Baseball Cards

There are 2 Tables below - Un-Signed, Blue Heading - Signed, Red Heading

Includes a large Autographed assortment including - Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Hal Newhouser, Pee Wee Reese, Eddie Stanky, Chico Carrasquel, Walt Alston, Stan Musial etc

Size - 3 1/4" x 5 /14" - Numbered - 1 to 64 on Front - Blank Backs

Years ago I obtained 753 of these directly from the vending & distribution company where they sat undisturbed for many years - Each exhibit was issued in 2 colors - Of these, # 1 to 32 there were 195 Purple & 57 Green & # 33 to 64 the quantities were 376 Blue & 125 Brown

These were made available thru a dispensing machine in the early 1950's - The owner of the vending company advised the uneven card production was purposely created so pursuer's would keep inserting coins in their attempt to complete a set - As an example in # 1 to 32 there were only 4 each of Joe DiMaggio, Newhouser & Spahn & 3 of Brecheen & within # 33 to 64 only 6 ea of Sandy Amoros & Ronnie Lee out of 753.

In 1991 The Hager Group of Calgary Alberta issued a Canadian Sports Card Guide where I obtained some information regarding "Short Printed" (SP) cards - Past orders, want lists & my original inventory further added to my suspicions - Also, there was mutual belief others may also have been short printed (SP ? - see below) or at the very least are in short supply & rarely seen - My original quantities for these ranged from 5 - 7 per player, much lower than others - Those who have attempted to complete sets are aware of the shortages - Current U.S. & Canadian price guides don't have or include the above information.

The exhibits were probably printed for the Quebec market, since the only International League team in the set are the Montreal Royals, the AAA farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers - Toronto & Ottawa were also in the league at the same time, but not included - In addition there are 7 Dodgers in # 1 - 32.

Numbers 1 - 32 - Purple & Green were printed in significantly lower quantities than # 33 - 56 - Some players in Purple are scarce to very scarce - Green was printed in much lower quantities than Purple & these range from Very Scarce to Rare & the least seen of the 4 issued colors - It has been this way for many years - Joe DiMaggio & in particular the Green is the Rarest issue in the set - Do a search on ebay & Web & see for yourself.

Numbers 33 - 64 - Blue & Brown - The most predominant of the 4 colors & seen most often is Blue. These were printed in the largest quantities & are for the most part common - The Brown were printed in lower quantities than Blue - A few players in both colors range from hard to very hard to find - In particular the Blue # 43 Sandy Amoros is (SP) & # 51 Ronnie Lee appears to be in shorter supply.

All below are Original Issues - No Reprints

# 33 to 56 & # 61 are Montreal Royals players, Dodgers AAA International League farm team although # 44 Bob Milliken is shown in a Dodgers uniform

Grading / Condition - Unlike regular baseball cards with white borders these exhibits were printed "butted" against each other vertically & horizontally on the sheet - The only white area was on the left & right edges (& possibly top & bottom)  leaving "absolutely no room for error during the cutting process" - Regular baseball cards with white borders can have a 70/30 to 75/25 centering & are considered to be Near Mint per PSA standards - Therefore it would be unfair to penalize grading of these exhibits for a slight off center cut - In addition, those graded EX NM below may have a slight touch of wear on 1 or 2 corners, which generally don't show up in the scans

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Un-Signed - 1953 Canadian Exhibits

Legend - HOF'rs in Bold Blue - (SP) Short Printed - (SP ?) Possibly Short Printed

Condition Issues if any, are noted below

Those below with empty spaces have Sold & some were not available

Un-Signed Scans - Click on Camera >

# Player - Team Grade

Purple

$

Grade

Green $

Rare

1 - SP ? Preacher Roe - Dodgers - - - -
2 - SP ? Luke Easter - Indians - - - -
3 Gene Bearden - Indians NM+ 25.00 - -
EX+ NM 20.00 - -
4 Chico Carrasquel - White Sox NM+ 25.00 - -
EX+ NM 20.00 - -
5 Vic Raschi - Yankees - See Signed Below - - - -
6 Monte Irvin - Giants NM+ 35.00 - -
EX+ NM 25.00 - -
7 - SP ? Hank Sauer - Reds - - - -
8 Ralph Branca - Dodgers - All issues have a "Light" surface wrinkle on the "Back Only" near the top left corner, it doesn't show on the front - This is "Not a Crease" & was developed during the cardboard manufacturing process - Card is not bent - Front is EX+ NM EX+ 30.00 - -
9 - SP ? Ed Stanky - Giants - See Signed Below - - - -
10 Sam Jethroe - Braves NM+ 25.00    
EX+ NM 20.00 - -
11 Larry Doby - Indians NM+ 35.00 - -
w/ Neatly Stamped - Ink Pad Signature NM+ 30.00 - -
12 - SP Hal Newhouser - Tigers - See Signed Below - - - -
13 - SP ? Gil Hodges - Dodgers - - - -
14 - SP Harry Brecheen - Cardinals - - - -
15 Ed Lopat - Yankees - See Signed Below - - - -
16 Don Newcombe - Dodgers - See Signed Below - - - -
17 Bob Feller - Indians - - - -
18 - SP ? Tommy Holmes - Braves - - - -
19 Jackie Robinson - Dodgers NM+ 100.00 - -
EX+ NM 75.00 - -
20 Roy Campanella - Dodgers NM+ 75.00 - -
21 - SP ? Pee Wee Reese - Dodgers - See Signed Below - - - -
22 - SP ? Ralph Kiner - Pirates - See Signed Below - - - -
23 - SP ? Dom DiMaggio - Red Sox - - - -
24 Bobby Doerr - Red Sox NM+ 35.00 - -
EX+ NM 25.00 - -
25 Phil Rizzuto - Yankees EX+ NM 40.00 - -
26 Bob Elliot - Pirates NM+ 25.00 - -
EX+ NM 20.00 - -
27 Tommy Henrich - Yankees EX+ NM 25.00 - -
28 - SP

Joe DiMaggio - Yankees

The Green Joe D is the Rarest Exhibit in the Set

EX+ NM 450.00 EX+ NM 600.00
29 - SP ? Harry P-Nuts Lowrey - Cardinals - - - -
30 Ted Williams - Red Sox NM+ 100.00 - -
EX+ NM 75.00 EX+ NM 185.00
EX+ 50.00 - -
31 Bob Lemon - Indians NM+ 35.00 - -
EX+ NM 25.00 - -
32 - SP Warren Spahn - Braves - - - -

# 33 to 56 & # 61 are Montreal Royals - # 44 is shown in Dodgers Uniform

** Indicates Played in Major Leagues, the Majority for Brooklyn

Un-Signed Scans - Click on Camera > & Scroll Down

#

Player - Team Grade Blue $ Grade Brown $
33 Don Hoak ** NM 12.00 NM+ 18.00
34 Bob Alexander ** NM+ 10.00 - -
EX+ NM 7.50 - -
EX+ 5.00 - -
35 John (Earl) Simmons ** - 1949 Senators - Played Basketball for Boston Celtics 1946 / 47 EX+ NM 9.00 EX+ NM 14.00
36 Steve Lembo ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
37 Norm Larker ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
38 Bob Ludwick NM+ 10.00 - -
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
EX 5.00 EX 7.50
39 Walt Moryn ** - - NM 18.00
EX+ NM 9.00 EX+ NM 14.00
40 Charlie (Tim) Thompson ** - - NM+ 18.00
- - EX+ NM 14.00
41 Ed Roebuck ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ 6.00 EX+ 9.00
42 Russ Rose NM+ 10.00 NM+ 15.00
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
43 - SP Edmundo (Sandy) Amoros ** NM 50.00 - -
44 Bob Milliken - Wearing Dodgers Uniform ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
45 Art Fabbro NM+ 10.00 - -
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
46 Forrest Spook Jacobs ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
47 Carmen Mauro ** NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 EX+ NM 14.00
48 Walter Fiala NM+ 10.00 NM+ 15.00
EX+ NM 7.50 - -
49 Glenn Rocky Nelson ** - Both Ghost Signed by family member NM+ 5.00 NM+ 7.00
50 Tom Lasorda ** NM+ 40.00 - -
EX+ NM 30.00 EX+ NM 45.00
51 - SP ? Ronnie Lee EX+ NM 18.00 EX+ NM 30.00
52 Hampton Coleman NM+ 10.00 - -
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
53 Frank Marchio NM 10.00 - -
EX NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
- - EX 7.50
54 Bill Samson NM+ 10.00 - -
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
- - EX 7.50
55 Gil Mills NM+ 10.00 NM+ 15.00
EX+ NM 7.50 EX+ NM 11.50
EX+ 5.00 - -
56 Al Ronning NM+ 10.00 NM+ 15.00
EX+ NM 7.50 - -
EX+ 5.00 - -
57 Stan Musial - Cardinals NM+ 75.00 NM+ 115.00
EX+ NM 55.00 EX+ NM 85.00
EX+ 40.00 EX+ 55.00
58 Walker Cooper - Braves NM+ 12.00 NM+ 18.00
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
EX+ 6.00 - -
59 Mickey Vernon - Senators NM+ 12.00 NM+ 18.00
EX+ NM 9.00 EX+ NM 14.00
Has a light 1/8" Diameter (coffee ?) stain at bottom left corner - o/w would be EX+ NM - 5.00 - -
60 Del Ennis - Phillies NM+ 12.00 NM+ 18.00
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
61 Walter Alston - Montreal ** NM+ 40.00 NM+ 60.00
EX+ NM 30.00 EX+ NM 45.00
Has 1/8" H x 1/2" L stain - o/w would be EX+ NM - - - 20.00
62 Dick Sisler - Phillies NM+ 12.00 NM+ 18.00
- - EX+ NM 14.00
63 Billy Goodman - Red Sox NM+ 12.00 - -
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
64 Alex Kellner - Phil A's NM+ 12.00 NM+ 18.00
EX+ NM 9.00 - -
Tiny scuff mark at bottom near left edge EX 6.00 - -

Un-Signed Lot of 16 - 13 Different - $50.00 - (Average $3.12 each)

6 - Blue VG EX - # 36 Lembo - # 37 Larker - # 41 Roebuck - # 49 Nelson - # 52 Coleman - # 58 Cooper

8 - Blue VG - # 34 Alexander - # 37 Larker - # 39 Moryn - # 45 Fabbro - # 52 Coleman - # 58 Cooper - # 59 Vernon

# 60 Ennis

1 - Brown VG EX - # 48 Fiala

1 - Brown VG - # 38 Ludwick

 

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Signed - 1953 Canadian Exhibits

All Autographs are Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Neat, clean quality signatures throughout - No Smudges

Legend - HOF'rs in Bold Blue - (P) Personalized

(SP) Short Printed - (SP ?) Possibly Short Printed

Condition Issues if any, are noted below

Those with empty spaces have Sold, some were not available

Signed Scans - Click on Camera >

# Player - Team - (15-08, Born-Died) Grade

Purple

$

Grade

Green $

Rare

1 - SP ? Preacher Roe - Dodgers - (15-08) - - - -
4 Chico Carrasquel - White Sox - (28-05) EX+ 35.00 EX+ 60.00
5 (P) Vic Raschi - Yankees - (19-88) NM+ 45.00 - -
(P) Has a "Light" Surface Wrinkle on the front & back at the top - This is "Not a Crease" & was developed during the cardboard manufacturing process - Card is not bent & signature is not affected VG EX 25.00 - -
6 Monte Irvin - Giants - (19-16) NM+ 45.00 NM+ 80.00
7 - SP ? Hank Sauer - Reds - (17-01) - - - -
8 Ralph Branca - Dodgers - (26-16) - All issues have a "Light" surface wrinkle on the "Back Only" near the top left corner, it doesn't show on the front - This is "Not a Crease" & was developed during the cardboard manufacturing process - Card is not bent & signature is not affected - Front is EX+ NM EX+ 45.00 - -
9 - SP ? Eddie Stanky - Giants - (16-99) - Tough Signature NM+ 80.00 - -
10 Sam Jethroe - Braves - (22-01) NM+ 40.00 - -
11 Larry Doby - Indians - (24-03) - Hand Signed NM+ 70.00 - -
w/ Neatly Stamped - Ink Pad Signature NM+ 30.00    
12 - SP Hal Newhouser - Tigers - (21-98) NM 125.00 NM 225.00
14 - SP Harry Brecheen - Cardinals - (14-04) - - - -
15 Ed Lopat - Yankees - (18-92) NM+ 45.00 NM+ 75.00
16 Don Newcombe - Dodgers - (26) NM+ 45.00 EX NM 60.00
Has Staple Hole at bottom, o/w would be EX+ NM - Most likely used as a display in vending machine window to hold it in place - Signature not affected - - VG 40.00
17 Bob Feller - Indians - (18-10) - - - -
18 - SP ? Tommy Holmes - Braves - (17-08) - - - -
21 - SP ? Pee Wee Reese - Dodgers - (18-99) NM+ 90.00 - -
22 - SP ? Ralph Kiner - Pirates - (22-14) - - NM+ 115.00
- - EX+ NM 90.00
23 - SP ? (P) Dom DiMaggio - Red Sox - (17-09) - - - -
24 Bobby Doerr - Red Sox - (18) NM+ 50.00 EX+ NM 70.00
25 Phil Rizzuto - Yankees - (17-07) NM+ 70.00 EX+ NM 90.00
27 Tommy Henrich - Yankees - (13-09) NM+ 50.00 - -
29 - SP ? (P) Harry P-Nuts Lowrey - Cardinals - (18-86) - - - -
30 Ted Williams - Red Sox - (18-02) NM+ 300.00 EX+ NM 400.00
31 Bob Lemon - Indians - (20-00) NM+ 50.00 EX+ NM 70.00
32 - SP Warren Spahn - Braves - (21-03) - - - -

# 33 to 56 & # 61 are Montreal Royals - # 44 is shown in Dodgers Uniform

** Indicates Played in Major Leagues, the Majority for Brooklyn

Signed Scans - Click on Camera > & Scroll Down

#

Player - Team - (Born-Died)

Grade Blue $ Grade Brown $
36 (P) Steve Lembo ** - (26-89, age 63) - Tough signature to obtain NM+ 30.00 EX+ NM 35.00
37 Norm Larker ** - (30-07) NM+ 25.00 NM+ 30.00
39 Walt Moryn ** - (26-96) NM+ 30.00 - -
40 Charlie (Tim) Thompson ** - (24) EX 20.00 EX+ NM 25.00
41 Ed Roebuck ** - Each has a "Faint / Light" Surface Wrinkle on the "Front Only" - This is "Not a Crease" & was developed during the cardboard manufacturing process o/w would be EX NM - Card is not bent & signature is not affected VG EX 15.00 VG EX 20.00
44 Bob Milliken ** - Wearing Dodgers Uniform - (26-07) NM+ 25.00 NM+ 30.00
46 Forrest Spook Jacobs ** - (25-11) - - EX+ NM 25.00
47 Carmen Mauro ** - (26-03) NM+ 30.00 NM+ 35.00
49 (Glenn) Rocky Nelson ** - (24-06) EX+ NM 25.00 EX+ NM 30.00
50 Tom Lasorda ** - (27) NM+ 55.00 NM+ 75.00
57 Stan Musial - Cardinals - (20-13) NM+ 100.00 NM+ 125.00
58 Walker Cooper - Braves - (15-91) - - - -
59 Mickey Vernon - Senators - (18-08) NM+ 25.00 NM+ 30.00
60 Del Ennis - Phillies - (25-96) NM+ 30.00 NM+ 35.00
61 Walter Alston ** - Montreal - (11-84) NM+ 75.00 NM+ 100.00
62 Dick Sisler - Phillies - (20-98) NM+ 30.00 NM+ 35.00
63 Billy Goodman - Red Sox - (26-84, age 58) EX+ NM 40.00 EX+ NM 45.00
64 Alex Kellner - Phil A's - (24-96) NM+ 30.00 - -
- - EX+ NM 30.00

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