This may be the greatest 1947-1966 Exhibits pack ever opened and we did it live here for you with Vintage Breaks. FIVE baseball Hall of Fame players were pulled from this pack including the legendary Hank Aaron. We have it all on video for you; watch "The God Pack!"
Gil Hodges was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this past July, voted in by the “Golden Era Committee after 20 years of unsuccessful attempts. Why might this immortal accomplishment be of significance to baseball collecting hobbyists like yourself beyond the HOF designation carrying upward mobility in terms of cardboard valuation and beyond? Well, because our J5 broke a “10 cent”, five-card cello pack of 1947-1966 Exhibits on Friday night that contained FIVE Hall of Fame players including newly-elected Gil Hodges. Hodges was just the icing on the cake, though - wait until you see what else was pulled from the pack.
VIDEO OF THE FIVE HALL OF FAMERS BEING PULLED:
The 1947-1966 Exhibits cards were produced by a company in Chicago, IL. named Exhibit Supply Company. For twenty years, the company distributed baseball cards. The cards are 3-3/8” by 5-3/8” and have a black and white front with a portrait of the player. Overall, about 330 cards were released over those two decades. Back then, you could pick up a pack of 5 cards for just 10 cents. Our Break-A-Maniacs are thankful nobody bought this pack six decades ago; we were able to pull pack-fresh, beautiful cards for you that haven't seen the light of day from back when a gallon of gas set you back about 30 cents!
The first such happening of the “5 for 5 HOF” variety broken here at Vintage Breaks. The pack showed Hodges on the front and blank version of Hank Aaron on the back. In between were Stan “The Man” Musial (three bats, kneeling), Warren Spahn (Boston Braves) and Ed Matthews (SIG). Per the Beckett Vintage Almanac set capsule, the Aaron, Hodges, Musial and Spahn cards were among 10 cards in the 1947-1966 Exhibit issue to be double print plus.
As J5 exclaimed during the live break, this is (was) a “God Pack”.
A huge congratulations to Chef, Dom, and Nick for taking home these incredible cards:
- Chef Ted H. (Hodges and Spahn)
- Dom M. (Musial and Matthews)
- Nick M. (Aaron)
Think how much has changed in the world since these Hall of Famers were sitting in the Exhibits pack - something as simple as the Internet wasn't around. Most homes didn't have a microwave. This will put the timeframe in perspective for you - players weren't wearing batting helmets when this pack was in stores.
ANOTHER PACK BREAK AVAILABLE
If you'd like to try and pull your own Hall of Famer from a pack of 1947-1966 Exhibits, we have another pack available on our site! There are five cards in the pack so we are only offering five spots; each spot guarantees you a card! For details and how to purchase a spot, simply click here:
If you love vintage cards, we've got packs from the 1960's on the site right now. If you're more into modern, the most recent products released are right here at VB. Come window show and maybe you'll pull yourself the next pack-fresh treasure! Click here for all of our breaks:
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When you check out for a spot on the site, the price you see is the price you pay. Taxes and shipping are included! Your cards always come protected in holders. The last time you mailed a package out had to have set you back more than three bucks, right? If you buy a $3.00 spot, you get your card holdered and shipped for that price.
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A Vintage Breaks, we have our main breaking show in New Jersey (The North), to go with our night owls in the South (Georgia), and the West (Arizona). You can always check our CALENDAR to see when we're breaking.
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