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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hostess Baseball Cards

Some of our most popular vintage cards were originally found on food products. One of the best examples is the Post Cereal cards that were printed on the boxes of cereals. From 1975 to 1979 and then on-and-off in the 1980's and 1990's, Hostess Brands, Inc. printed baseball and hockey cards on the backs of some of their snacks. Cards could be found printed in panels of three on several different types of baked snack products.  Because the cards were usually cut out by children, it can be somewhat difficult to find an individual card in pristine condition.

The cards themselves have a very simple design - large picture on the front with a name, team, and position and stats on the back. The sets consist of 150 cards each and feature some of the most popular players from the 1970's. There are plenty of short prints in the sets, which can cost several times what the regular prints cost. The Twinkie cards are also especially popular and a set of Twinkie cards can cost up to $200 in nice condition.

Please click here to see our entire inventory of Hostess baseball cards.