Topps and Squirt soft drinks got together and produced this set of two-card panels as a promotional give-a-way. Joe was paired up with Dave Parker in the uncut panel.
This issue was designed as a tabletop game that was played by scratching off dots which revealed either a single , double , triple , HR , ground out , strike out or flyout. Each card could be used for 24 at bats so hey could last for several games.
Produced by the Italian manufacturer , Pannini , these stickers were sold under the Topps name.Sold in a wax pack of 5 for $ .40 !
These two cards were produced as advertising souvenirs and were given out at a bar in North Royalton , Ohio that Joe owned with a friend.The top one is standard size at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is modeled after the the 1959 Topps series. Joe supposedly liked that design. The other is a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" glossy ,black and white photo card.
By now the injuries were keeping Joe down , limiting him to 48 games in 1981 and only 22 in 1982.
These were sold in strips of 10 and an album was available to place them in.
These cards were produced as a stadium give-a-way . There are 30 cards in the set and were given out in packs of 10 at three different games so you had to attend all three games to get the entire set. However , later , they were available as a complete set at the Indian gift shops .
As usual , the Topps were prett much duplicated and sold under the Candian company O-Pee-Chee .
I happened to find these one day being sold on ebay through the Topps Vault. I don't know if there are any more of them anywhere but either way they are a nice compliment to my collection !
Stay tuned for the third and final chapter of my Super Joe collection. There is one card coming up that is in my top 10 favorite cards that I own !!