Some tasty treats await the discerning collector who claims this group of 1934 premium photos. Issued in the midst of the Great Depression Era, these R310 Butterfinger premiums were issued one at a time with five-cent bars of the popular candy. Measuring just shy of 8x10, these large format photos are printed on thin paper stock, that is somewhat fragile in nature. Commonly surviving examples have turned brittle over the eighty-three years since they were released and many show signs of previous album mounting.
This better grade group of (22) features (19) different players and (3) duplicates, that for the most part present better than typically offered examples, with:
Dick Bartell presents EX detail with deference to a small tear on left border and minor paper loss at right side corners, Wally Berger (EX) bright and sharp, Larry Benton presents VG-EX+ with two small edge tears that have been neatly repaired on the reverse, Joe Cronin (FR-GD) darkened with corner chew, Alvin Crowder (VG-EX) with reverse side neatly repaired small edge tear, George Earnshaw (VG) with minor corner chew at bottom left, Lew Fonseca (FR) darkened with surface loss at bottom right, Chick Hafey (PR) due to considerable surface loss at bottom right, Bucky Harris presents VG with neat reverse side tape repairs, Frank Hogan (FR-GD) with tape stain at bottom and minor loss at top right, (2) Waite Hoyt (VG-EX) with neat reverse side tape repairs and (GD), Hal Lee (GD+), (2) Gus Mancuso (both VG), Oscar Melillo (FR) darkened with tape repairs on left edge, Joe Mowry (VG), (2) Carl Reynolds (VG-EX) and (VG with minor surface loss at bottom right), Al Spohrer (VG), Joe Vosmik presents VG with corner chew at bottom left, Sam West (VG-EX)