‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Blue Ribbon Malt Cubs and White Sox
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1930 Blue Ribbon Malt Cubs and White Sox Overview
The 1930 Blue Ribbon Malt set included black and white premium photos. The photos can be found individually or as part of an uncut poster. Many collectors believed these to have been offered only on the poster. However, they were also distributed individually and mounted to a backing. The individual photos were approximately 6″ x 9″ but the ones from the poster would vary by cut.
The pictures included players from the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Blue Ribbon Malt was a product of the Decatur Brewing Company, which later merged with popular brand Pabst.
The fronts included the player image and replica signature.
These are often confused with Blue Ribbon Malt’s 1931 issue. Those, however, included special text printed at the bottom as a brief advertisement for the company.
Numerous big names are found in the set. From the Cubs, there’s Rogers Hornsby, Hack Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Kiki Cuyler, and coach Ray Schalk, among others. The White Sox included Ted Lyons and Red Faber, among others.