1939 Ross Jewelry Washington Redskins Matchbooks Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Ross Jewelry Washington Redskins
Year 1939
Size 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Miscellaneous
Number in Set

1939 Ross Jewelry Washington Redskins Overview

1939 Ross Jewelry Redskins Matchbooks Back1939 Ross Jewelry Redskins MatcbooksIn 1939, a local jewelry business featured members of the Washington Redskins on matchbooks to promote their company.

Ross Jewelry distributed a set of 20 matchbooks, each featuring a different Washington Redskins player. Each matchbook included a black and white image of a player, some personal information, and a replica signature.

The matchbooks state that there are 20 ‘autographed pictures’ in the set and that they are compliments of the jeweler. The other side of the matchbook included the team’s 1939 home schedule, making it easy to date these. The schedule and printing was done in red.

On a scale of rarity, these are not impossible to find but more difficult to locate than the popular Diamond Matchbooks of the 1930s, which were mass produced. These were a very regional issue and, as a result, not as many were produced.

The set must have been a popular one. Ross Jewelry continued to distribute more of these types of sets into the 1940s.

Here are pictures of the entire set.

1939 Ross Jewelry Washington Redskins Checklist

  1. Jim Barber
  2. Sammy Baugh
  3. Hal Bradley
  4. Vic Carroll
  5. Bud Erickson
  6. Andy Farkas
  7. Frank Filchock
  8. Ray Flaherty
  9. Don Irwin
  10. Ed Justice
  11. Jim Karcher
  12. Max Krause
  13. Charlie Maloe
  14. Rob Masterson
  15. Wayne Millner
  16. Mickey Parks
  17. Erny Pinckert
  18. Steve Slivinski
  19. Clem Stralka
  20. Jay Turner

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