1954 Wilson Franks

The 1954 Wilson Franks card set consists of 20 cards, each measuring 2-5/8" x 3-3/4". These cards are among the most popular and scarcest Midwest regional baseball card sets issued with hot dogs during the 1950s. The front of every card features a color-added photo against a brightly colored background, plus his name, position and team affiliation, and the product logo - package of frankfurters - all surrounded by a small white border. Personal information, a career summary, and 1953 and career statistics are printed on the reverse. The set is anchored by Roy Campanella, Del Ennis, Carl Erskine, Ferris Fain, Bob Feller, Nellie Fox, Johnny Groth, Stan Hack, Gil Hodges, Ray Jablonski, Harvey Kuenn, Roy McMillan, Andy Pafko, Paul Richards, Hank Sauer, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Vern Stephens, Sammy White and Ted Williams. Williams’ card is the most coveted exemplar, especially in high-end condition, with the Jablonski card also difficult to find. Because the cards were packaged in direct contact with the meat, many exhibit grease stains, though a small hoard of roughly half the players was discovered in unissued condition in the late 1990s.