50 Incredible Vintage Baseball Advertisements

Baseball has been an American institution for more than 150 years, and ever since companies realized that sports heroes were awesome at selling products, graphic designers have been busy creating advertisements featuring the biggest names in baseball.  For your viewing pleasure, I present 50 incredible vintage baseball advertisements.

1.  Ted Williams:  Drink Moxie

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2.  Lou Gehrig:  Ironman Batteries

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3.  Joe DiMaggio:  Champ Lighters

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4.  Shoeless Joe Jackson:  Coca-Cola

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5.  Babe Ruth:  Red Rock Cola

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6.  Hank Aaron:  Camel Cigarettes

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7.  Ty Cobb:  Wine Advisory Board

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8.  Stan Musial:  Chesterfield

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9.  Willie Mays: AlAga Syrup

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10.  Honus Wagner:  Colgan’s Chips

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11.  Walter Johnson: Tuxedo Tobacco

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12.  Mickey Mantle:  Camel Cigarettes

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13.  Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink

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14.  Christy Mathewson/Ty Cobb: Hassan Cigarettes

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15.  Jimmie Foxx:  Alamite Car Lubricant

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16.  Warren Spahn:  Whirly Bird Game

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17.  John Kling/Ty Cobb:  Boston Garter

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18.  Sandy Koufax:  Strike-Out

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19.  Yogi Berra:  B.F. Goodrich

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20.  Ernie Banks:  Pro’s Pizza

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21.  Lefty Grove:  Granger

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22.  Jackie Robinson:  Bond Bread

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23.  Joe Morgan:  Wendy’s

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24.  Mel Ott:  Velvet

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25.  Mickey Cochrane:  Goodrich Tires

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26.   Whitey Ford:  Matchbox

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27.  Frank Frisch/Everett Scott:  D&M Baseball Equipment

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28.  Frankie Frisch:  Carlton’s Red Cup Ale

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29.  Lou Brock:  Converse

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30.  Dizzy Dean:  Falstaff Beer

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31.  Dizzy Dean: Grape Nuts

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32.  Johnny Mize:  Red Man

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33.  Ralph Kiner/Jack Kramer:  Catalina Sportswear

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34.  Harry Heilmann:  Lucky Strikes

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35.  Cracker Jack

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36.  Louisville Slugger

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37.  Paul Waner:  Spalding Bats

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38.  Shredded Wheat

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39.  Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

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40.  Allie Reynolds: Beech-Nut Gum

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41.  Coca-Cola

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42.  Chesterfields

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43.  Andy Coakley:  Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream

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44. Rheingold Extra Dry

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45.  Monte Pearson:  Huskies

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46.  Winchester Baseball Goods

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47.  GW Sugar

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48.  Babe Ruth:  Quaker

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49.  Carnation Milk

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50.  Budweiser

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About the Author:

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. His previous roles included managing editor for a hometown newspaper and club bartender for a group of quasi-alcoholics. When he’s not writing, he’s usually counting lost follicles and wondering what he ever did with his time before his two children were born.

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3 Responses to 50 Incredible Vintage Baseball Advertisements

  1. Chris July 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    There’s also Ron Santo in the ad with Ernie Banks.

  2. Brian Morris July 19, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Great eye Chris! Thanks!

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