Way back in the days before free agency and multi-million dollar contracts, it was a big deal for athletes to do product endorsements. Not that these guys were hurting, however these supplemental earning opportunities had a lot more impact relative to today's super rich superstars.
All (22) of the offered magazine page ads measure approximately 10x14 and feature photos of prominent period athletes pushing brands such as Timex, Lucky Strikes, Phillies Cigars, Motorola, Havoline, Marlboro, Post and Vitalis. As they were pulled from publications, one side edge of each ad tends to be slightly to moderately irregular, including one with a small bit of surface loss at the top right corner. Otherwise these vintage promoters are crisp and clean, with distinct images and minor to moderate age toning, which actually serves to enhance the period authentic appeal of the group.
Featured stars are: (1) multi-subject with Mickey Mantle and Rocky Marciano; (4) Mickey Mantle; (3) Frank Gifford; (2) Bob Feller; (1) Puritan's All-American Line-Up with Reds Bagnell and others; and (1) each: Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, Paul Hornung (1" notch of surface loss at top right), Casey Stengel, Don Drysdale, Cleon Jones, Walt Alston, Joe McCarthy and Dixie Walker.