1953 Hunter Wieners Yuhas/Fusselman Panel 
Lot Number 131
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Along with the Glendale series, the Hunter Wieners set of 1953 rang in the era of the 1950s “meat issues.” These regional scarcities are noted not only for their tremendous eye appeal, but also for being extremely condition sensitive. Revered by Cardinals and type collectors alike, the offered 1953 Hunters Wieners panel depicts John Yuhas and Lester Fusselman. Measuring approximately 5x4-1/2, this advertising panel beckons to children ”Kids! Cut Out and Save The Cards!” Unlike so many other hotdog boxes of the age, this precisely cut panel survived its initial encounter. The cards themselves are each (EX to EX-MT) and are stunningly vibrant. Only Yuhas reveals a minor spider crease, while another more prominent crease is limited to the advertising portion. The reverse is also clean and is detracted only by minimal cardboard toning and faint grease impressions. With only touched corners, the blazing red edges perfectly frame this St. Louis battery. The combination of condition, clarity and rarity make this artifact an instant collection cornerstone. 
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