This 1955 Post Sugar Crisp Ad Works on Two Levels

There’s a lot to love about this Post Sugar Crisp ad from 1955, not the least of which are the classic ’50s bear mascots:

1955 Post Sugar Crisp Ad

But what drew my eye was the gaggle of vintage baseball logos on the bottom. They’re actually MLB patches Post gave away with the cereal, and the legendary Ted Williams gives his smiling approval.

Here’s a closeup view of the logos, featuring the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Redlegs, New York Yankees, New York Giants, Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators/Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs. That’s every MLB franchise from ’55 except for the Kansas City Athletics.

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1955 Post Sugar Crisp Ad