1937-1938 F7 Dixie Lids Set Checklist includes Baseball and Football Players

It’s in the Details

Title Dixie Lids
Year 1937-1938
Size Lids either 2 1/4″ or 2 3/4″, and the premiums are 8″ x 10″
Images Lids black and white and the premiums are color
Type Food
Number in Set

1937-1938 Dixie Lids and Premiums Overview

F7-1 Nagurski.jpg

While Dixie Lids were later printed in the 1950s, the first versions of them were in the pre-war era.

In 1937 and 1938, the Dixie Cup Company printed specialty lids for various ice cream products. The lids featured a variety of famous people, including baseball players, football players, other athletes, and actors/actresses. In general, the more sought after and valuable ones are the issues featuring athletes.

In 1937, the company printed four baseball players – Charlie Gehringer, Gabby Hartnett, Carl Hubbell, and Joe Medwick. 1938 saw them print four more, including Hubbell again, Bob Feller, Jimmie Foxx, and Wally Moses. While Hubbell was included both years, his two lids are different.

bronko Dixie Lids premium

193Medwick Dixie Lids Premium.jpg8 also included football stars Sammy Baugh and Bronko Nagurski.

Because these were legitimately lids used on the tops of ice cream products, you are liable to find them in all kinds of shape – often, they are in poor condition.

In addition to the lids, the Dixie Cup Company produced 8X10 premium items for collectors. The large cardboard photos included the same players featured on the lids. Two premiums are pictured here – one of Medwick and one of Nagurski.

Some of the lids used an up close portrait picture of the same one shot used in the larger premiums. Others, like Gehringer, were different images.

1937-1938 Dixie Lids and Premiums Checklist

This is the complete 1937 set checklist and here is a checklist for the 1938 set. The baseball and football players are identified below:


  • Charlie Gehringer (Baseball)
  • Gabby Hartnett (Baseball)
  • Carl Hubbell (Baseball)
  • Joe Medwick (Baseball)


  • Sammy Baugh (Football)
  • Bob Feller (Baseball)
  • Jimmie Foxx (Baseball)
  • Carl Hubbell (Baseball)
  • Wally Moses (Baseball)
  • Bronko Nagurski (Football)

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