1958 Hires Root Beer with Tabs

Number of Required Items: 66
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 09.909

The 1958 Hires Root Beer Baseball set consists of 66 cards, each one measuring approximately 2-5/16" by 3-1/2", or 2-5/16" by 7" with tabs. The cards were issued detachable coupons and inserted with Hires Root Beer cartons. The perforated tabs, encouraging the purchaser to "Join the Hires Baseball Club Today," were typically removed. Finding a card with that advertisement tab in place is extremely difficult to find and thus are quite expensive. Each piece bears a colorized player likeness surrounded by a faux wood grain design that gives the appearance that one is viewing the athlete through a knot hole. His name, team and position are identified in a rectangle at the bottom border. Richie Ashburn (#10), Larry Doby (#17), Pee Wee Reese (#23), Willie Mays (#25), Bill Mazeroski (#36), Hank Aaron (#44), Don Drysdale (#55) and Ted Kluszewski (#67) anchor the set. Hires chose an unusual numbering system for its set, beginning with #10 and skipping #69.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Caught Looking Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.03 09.03
2 Alan Piehl Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.80 08.80
3 The Hill Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/24/2014
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.177
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.177
8.74
08.74
4 Big Z Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.56 08.56
5 Don Louchios 78.79% 8.18 06.99
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Caught Looking Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.03 09.03
2 Alan Piehl Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.80 08.80
3 Big Z Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.56 08.56
4 Don Louchios 78.79% 8.18 06.99
5 Matt's 58 Root Beers 100.00% 5.81 05.81
6 coachsnapps 37.88% 9.08 03.22
7 Boyds Toys 1958 Hires Rootbeer Click to Contact Owner 33.33% 7.61 02.77
8 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 36.36% 7.71 02.03
9 Bruce's 1958 Hires Root Beer w/tabs Click to view Set Images 24.24% 7.74 01.34
10 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 19.70% 7.94 01.15
11 DCHSports 13.64% 5.06 00.83
12 Short Print Nightmare Click to Contact Owner 7.58% 7.11 00.58
13 golfnut500 Click to Contact Owner 13.64% 6.44 00.53
14 gjacobs 1.52% 7.00 00.25