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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Johnston Cookies Baseball Cards

1954 Johnston Cookies
1953 Johnston Cookies
We just got in a collection that included cards from the 1953, 1954, and 1955 Johnston Cookies baseball sets. The Johnston Cookie Company, which has since changed names, was originally located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just behind the Milwaukee County Stadium, where the Braves played. The cards could be obtained in packages of Pops Cookies or through the mail. Today, these cards are easily distinguished by the Johnston logo and the phrase "No One Makes Cookies Like Johnston". The 1953 and 1955 sets have the dimensions of a typical card, but the 1954 Johnston Cookies cards are long and thin.

Some of the players included in these sets are all-time greats for the Braves franchise. Hank Aaron's 1954 rookie card lists his uniform number as 5, which he wore when he played in the Negro Leagues. Eddie Mathews and Warren Spahn are also prominently featured in all three sets. To see our complete inventory of Johnston Cookies baseball cards, please click here.
1954 Johnston Cookies