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.”
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.
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.