1940 Hughes Frozen Confections Set (F66) and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Hughes Frozen Confections
|Size||2″ x 3″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1940 Hughes Frozen Confections (F66) Overview
This rare minor league card set features players from the Sacramento Solons minor league baseball team. While many players in the set reached the major leagues, it also does not really include any superstar names.
Fronts of the card include black and white images of players on the team. The only print found on the front is the player’s autograph with a replica signature in black ink.
It is dated to 1940 as the backs of the cards are either blank or have the Solons 1940 schedule printed on them. Backs also carry the Hughes Frozen Confections name, citing the West Sacramento business as their sponsor. It is unknown if blank-backed cards were also sponsored by Hughes or another entity. The blank-backed cards are rarer than the cards with schedules printed on them.
At 2″ x 3″ in size, the cards are somewhat proportional to most most of today’s cards. The set is cataloged as F66 in the American Card Catalog.
This thread provides some interesting information that many of the cards are found with stains on them. That is, supposedly, because the cards were placed inside of a wrapper and packaged against Hughes’ ice cream bars. Additionally, some cards have been seen with a ‘VOID’ stamp, indicating they may have been part of some sort of promotion. That promotion, however, is unknown.
Cards in the set are quite rare and the American Card Catalog even gives us an indication of how little they were seen. While 20 cards are known to be in the checklist today, Jefferson Burdick, the book’s author, believed only ten cards comprised the full set.
Decent commons in the set typically start in the $30-$50 range.
1940 Hughes Frozen Confections (F66) Checklist
Note that cards in italics below are found in modern checklists but are not ones I have personally seen. To date, those cards also have not been graded by one of the three major grading companies.
- Mel Almada
- Frank Asbell
- Lanny Barton
- Robert Blattner
- Bennie Borgmann
- Tony Freitas
- Art Garibaldi
- Jim Grilk
- Gene Handley
- Oscar Judd
- Lynn King
- Nub Kleinke
- Max Marshall
- Bill McLaughlin
- Bruce Ogrodowski
- Francis Riel
- Bill Schmidt
- Melvin Wasley
- Chet Wieczorek
- Dib Williams