1958 Hires Root Beer No Tab

Number of
Required Items
66
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
09.523

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 JPezl's Rootin Tootin Set 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 7.21 7.70 7.70
2 bigeds17872 2016 100.00% 6.94 7.35 7.35
3 Rayspre76cards 2014 2015 100.00% 6.59 R 6.92 6.92
4 rosie's 58 Hires 31.82% 6.90 7.10 2.26
5 M Fafara 12.12% 4.88 4.88 0.59

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 JPezl's Rootin Tootin Set 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 7.21 7.70 7.70
2 bigeds17872 2016 100.00% 6.94 7.35 7.35
3 rosie's 58 Hires 31.82% 6.90 7.10 2.26
4 M Fafara 12.12% 4.88 4.88 0.59