DeansCards.com, we just got received several 1958 Hires Root Beer baseball cards both with and without tabs and they are proving to be a popular item with collectors. The Hires Company was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia and manufactured not only root beer, but also kits that allowed people to brew their own root beer. In 1958, they decided to print baseball cards and insert them into cartons of Hires Root Beer. The set consists of 66 cards that measure 2-⅜” by 2⅝” without the tab and 2-⅜” by 3⅝” with the tab.
The tab itself is an advertisement that promotes the Hires Root Beer Club, which had a membership fee of 10 cents and two Hires Root Beer bottle caps. The stars in this set include Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Pee Wee Reese, and Don Drysdale. These cards are somewhat hard to find due to the fact that the tabs were easily detachable. A test set of eight cards was also issued. These cards are extremely expensive and difficult to find today. If you are interested in selling Hires Root Beer cards or any vintage cards, please click here. If you are interested in viewing our selection of Hires Root Beer Cards, please click here.