Sunday, January 6, 2008

1982 7-Eleven Cup and Flyer

Throughout his career, Rickey proved to be very popular with advertisers, and was frequently included in food-related card sets and collectibles. The 7-Eleven cup below was produced in 1982, and was one of 20 in the complete set, which were sold along with a Slurpee at 7-Eleven convenience stores.

The following promotional flyer shows all 20 cups that were available in the complete set. It's interesting to note that a lot of ex- and future-A's players (and coaches) are pictured here while playing for different teams. Carney Lansford (Red Sox), Vida Blue (Royals), Rollie Fingers (Brewers), and Art Howe (Astros) were all included in the set.

The "kid" who owned my cup before me obviously didn't follow the directions at the bottom of this flyer, as my cup looks to have taken quite a few trips through the dishwasher.


Steve Gierman said...

That's a great find! I didn't even know that these existed.

Could they have found two worse pictures for Nolan Ryan and Pete Rose? Nolan Ryan looks like he's been smoking weed after an all nighter and Pete Rose looks like he's a coke fiend.

Great site, btw.

Jason Presley said...

Cups are one of those areas where the big catalogs are very inconsistent. They tend to include some of the 1970s cups, but the only 1980s they include are the Big Gulp cups. I may have to start a series of posts about collector cups just to work out what exists.