Tag: Jim Britt

Retrotisements: Playoff baseball edition

Retrotisements: Playoff baseball edition

Advertising, Retrotisements
What could possibly be more American than watching playoff baseball in October?  Using baseball to hawk merchandise, that's what.  Here's a collection featuring the great American pastime.  And by that I mean baseball, not advertising.  Maybe. I've seen some strange wallpaper choices in my day, but the "Ghost of Bill Dickey" collection has to be the strangest.  And it sure as hell can't be good for your appetite.  And are those cantaloupes in that bowl of Grape-Rocks? (Post Grape-Nuts Flakes, 1956) Apparently Jim Britt is something of a broadcasting legend in the New England area, so I can't really bag on him for pitching cigarettes.  It's just a neat old ad, and certainly the type of thing you wouldn't see today even without all the advertising restrictions placed on tobacco