‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Dizzy Dean Service Station
|Size||4″ x 6″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1938 Dizzy Dean Service Station Overview
Dizzy Dean was a world class pitcher in the 1930s but, like many other players, had side interests as well. The Hall of Famer also owned a service station in Bradenton, Florida.
It isn’t clear how these cards were distributed but they advertised Dean’s side business. Perhaps they were given to customers. Or, perhaps they were distributed at other places in town since the backs state where the service station is. Maybe they were kept in the station as pictures that Dean could sign when present. Whatever the reason, they are not an easy-to-find collectible these days.
The front included a black and white image of him along with ‘Dizzy Dean Service Station’ at the bottom. The back states that his station’s location:
“On Tamiami Trail two blocks from foot of million dollar green bridge in downtown Bradenton.”
His station also advertised specialized lube jobs, complete service, and standard oil products.
1938 Dizzy Dean Service Station Checklist
The Dean card described above is the only one in the set.