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Go to this video and jump to 18:24. They look to have been made by Big League Chew.

Has anyone ever seen them?
 
Posts: 1464 | Location: Huntsville, AL United States | Registered: November 30, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They look to have been made in 1995 by the "Ms. Foundation". Here's a closer look at a "pack", but more likely, these were issued as a full set.

https://www.radcliffe.harvard....ading-card-pack-1995

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I mistakenly said "Big League Chew", I meant "Big League Cards".

Big League Cards was an outfit that would print custom baseball-style cards for people. I think Jim Bouton was behind it. The had a very consistent design motif, and the cards in the videos match that motif. So even if the Ms. Foundation was the publisher, I suspect that they had BLC do the actual production.

Another example of their work:

https://www.comc.com/Cards/Bas...84825/Graded/BVG/8_5

(and note that it is graded as a "promotional card")

And now that you've posted the link to the full set, I'm pretty sure I saw it when it was released 25 years ago, and that I picked one up. Whether or not I can find it in my hobby room after so many years is another story.
 
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More background on Big League Cards.

https://web.archive.org/web/20...outon.com/cards.html

Although initially orders went directly to Bouton, he eventually licensed the name "Big League Cards" to a print company. I'm not sure if they exist anymore.
 
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Big League Cards seems to have been the go-to company for many companies/organizations to have promo cards done. I have seen cards done by Big League for a few TV and radio stations across the country, including a card I have for a local radio station. The Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band cards were also done by Big League.

Jess
 
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Here are two cards from the Billboard magazine 36-card set done by Big League Cards (1989). It was a gift to subscribers featuring photos of employees on the fronts with bio info and jokes on the back.


 
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With a few exceptions, I see those Big League cards as being in the same realm as locally produced hot air balloon cards, or clown entertainers. There's just too many and they are too obscure to make a list of them. Like the Choice ones the Philly Show cards are printed with.
 
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