1934 Ward's "Sporties" Pinbacks

The 1934 Ward’s “Sporties” pinbacks set consists of eight different celluloid pieces measuring about 1-1/4” in diameter. Included with Depression-era bakery products, the center of each button has a black-and-white or blue-and-white portrait photo of a National Pastime hero with his name arched across the top of the image and “Eats” below the image. The photo is encircled in red with white lettering that reads: “Good Sports Enjoy/Ward’s Sporties.” The set consists of Dizzy Dean, Jimmy Dykes, Jimmie Foxx, Frank Frisch, Chas. Gehringer, Charlie Grimm, Schoolboy Rowe, and Jimmie Wilson, with the Dean and Foxx examples being the most coveted examples.