1959 Phillies Official Scorecard

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This glorious scorecard is from the first game of a doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on August 21, 1959 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Here is the box score.

The game featured 6 future Hall of Famers -Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and Sparky Anderson (as a manager). The Giants won the game 6-0. The Giants would go on to finish the season with an 83-71 record. The Phillies would end up with a dreadful 90 losses and finish at the bottom of the National League standings.

The scorecard contains great local ads for car dealerships, service stations, restaurants, appliance stores and hot dogs as well as products fromPhilco, Coca-Cola, Kent cigarettes, Canda Dry, Seagram’s, Winston and Camel cigarettes, Schmidt Beer, Sealtest and Ortlieb’s Beer “The Wet Beer.”

New Departure Ball Bearings

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Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s General Electric released a series of ads hyping their line of “New Departure” In the ads, potential products of the near future were made possible by New Departure. The future was a utopia of easy to use products/services that made “modern” life a breeze.

Trip-a-matic 1960?


Wonder Warehouse 1962?


Bake-O-Mat 1960?


Drive-In Market 1959?


Complete Angler 1958?


Automatic Lumberjack 1958?


Portable Air Conditioner 1963?


Super Chef - 1965?


Automatic Home Laundry 1965?


To Women Who Don’t Sleep Well

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In the late 1950s, M.C. Schrank Co. ran a series of ads in New Yorker magazine. The ads were meant to help push their line of nighttime clothing by blaming insomnia on uncomfortable clothing. I have had a very hard time finding out if the ads were successful in helping push sales or if they just succeed in weirding me out and causing ME sleepless nights worrying about tiny women cavorting on my hands and face.

To Women Who Don't Sleep Well
A Loaf of Bread, a Bit of Cheese and Thou...
Schrank Equals Money In The Bank
To Women Who Don't Sleep Well
To Women Who Don't Sleep Well
To Women Who Don't Sleep Well
To Women Who Don't Sleep Well
To Women To Women Who Don't Who Don't Sleep Well Sleep Well

1997 BMG Music Insert

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This is a 1997 insert from a Rolling Stone magazine. You can get 12 CDs for the price of 1. Nothing more to buy, ever*

You can get albums by Blues Traveler, No Doubt, Melissa Etheridge, Luscious Jackson, Rusted Root, Tracy Bonham, Cake and more.

Finding this brought back so many memories for me. I was a senior in high school in 1997 and I may have actually purchased a few of these albums from BMG at the time.

In the age of streaming and downloading, companies like this got left behind. BMG ceased operations on May 31, 2009.

* This is a total lie