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Joe Medwick
(b. November 24, 1911 - d. March 21, 1975)
Joe Medwick provided the power to light up the 1930s Cardinals "Gashouse Gang." He led the NL in RBI three consecutive years and in hits twice. In 1937, "Ducky" (a nickname he loathed) batted .374 with 31 homers and 154 RBI to capture the Triple Crown. "Muscles" was a brawler who had a career .324 average, 1,383 RBI, and 540 doubles. In the 1934 World Series against Detroit, his hard slide into third earned him the wrath of the Tiger fans, who pelted him with garbage until Commisioner Landis ordered him from the field for his own safety.
 
Inducted in 1968
 
 
1937 Dixie Lids Abbotts Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Bang's Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Bartholomay Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 40 VG
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1937 Dixie Lids Borden's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 70 EX+
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1937 Dixie Lids Breyer's Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Breyer's (Good Housekeeping Bureau) Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 20 FAIR
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1937 Dixie Lids Bridgeman-Russell Velvet Chocolate Ice Cream (w/ Dairlyland Vanilla Overprint) Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Chapell Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 40 VG
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1937 Dixie Lids Cloverland Chocolate Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Crescent Rainbow Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids DeLuxe Chocolate Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids DeLuxe Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Fenn's Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Frechtling's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 10 POOR
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1937 Dixie Lids Hendler's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 40 VG
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1937 Dixie Lids Hoffman's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 10 POOR
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1937 Dixie Lids Hood's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 30 GOOD
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1937 Dixie Lids Hostess Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Huber Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 30 GOOD
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1937 Dixie Lids Leichtman's Ice Cream Joe Medwick PSA 2 GOOD
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1937 Dixie Lids Maloof Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Marigold Ice Cream (Vanilla) Joe Medwick PSA 5 EX
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1937 Dixie Lids Meadow Gold Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 50 VG/EX
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1937 Dixie Lids Model Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Philadelphia Dairy Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 20 FAIR
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1937 Dixie Lids Reid's Ice Cream Joe Medwick PSA 6 EX-MT
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1937 Dixie Lids Rob Roy Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Roszell's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 50 VG/EX
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1937 Dixie Lids Schmidt's Ice Cream (Chocolate) Joe Medwick SGC 50 VG/EX
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1937 Dixie Lids Schwen's Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 10 POOR
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1937 Dixie Lids Sharpless Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 30 GOOD
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1937 Dixie Lids Sunfreze Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Supplee Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 30 GOOD
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1937 Dixie Lids Suwannee Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Turnbull's Green Mountain Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Velvet Ice Cream Joe Medwick SGC 60 EX
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1937 Dixie Lids Wiseman Farms Chocolate Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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1937 Dixie Lids Yerdon's Ice Cream Joe Medwick
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Comments: This story is one of my favorites in the collection.The first portrait to occupy this position was a tribute card - a 1977 Shakey's Pizza card. It was a nice image which I purchased as part of a lot in July, 2000. I bought some more Shakey's in November, 2002. In January 2003, I replaced the tribute Medwick with an issue contemporary to his career - a 1936 World Wide Gum example. I picked up another copy in July, 2004. One of these was submitted to PSA and graded VG 3. I already had some other '36 WWG cards and decided to replace the Medwick with a new type card.

The 1937 Dixie Lid issue caught my eye and the next leg of the adventure started. I picked up one in April 2007 and continued purchasing additional examples when the reverse or back advertisement was different. I thought it would be fun to have a little subset to the primary HOF collection by accumulating as many different Dixie Medwicks as I could possibly find. More than seven years into the quest, I'm at 37 different variations. This timeline helps explain the full progress:

Reverse Purchase Date
1
Chapell 4/8/2007
2
Borden's 9/12/2007
3
Reid's 9/26/2007
4
Meadow Gold 12/16/2007
5
Bartholomay 8/1/2008
6
Supplee - w/ Tested & Approved by Good Housekeeping Bureau  3/1/2009
7
Schmidt's (Chocolate) 3/13/2009
8
Marigold (Vanilla) 10/25/2009
9
Huber 11/11/2009
10
Philadelphia Dairy Products 12/8/2009
11
Breyer's - w/ Tested & Approved by Good Housekeeping Bureau  2/21/2010
12
Velvet 3/22/2010
13
Hoffman's 4/1/2010
14
Hoodsie 4/15/2010
15
Roszell's 4/29/2010
16
Sealtest 5/30/2010
17
Hendler's 4/12/2011
18
Sharpless 4/17/2011
19
Turnbull's 1/29/2012
20
Breyer's 2/12/2012
21
Wiseman Farms (Chocolate) 11/10/2012
22
Sunfreze 11/27/2012
23
Model 2/6/2013
24
Yerdon's 3/14/2013
25
Suwannee 6/10/2013
26
Rob Roy - w/ Tested & Approved by Good Housekeeping Bureau  2/8/2014
27
Abbott's 3/22/2014
28
Bang's 5/17/2014
29
Fenn's 6/3/2014
30
Maloof 8/9/2014
31
Schwen's 10/6/2014
32
Bridgeman Russell Velvet (Chocolate) - w/ a Dairyland Sioux Falls, SD (Vanilla) stamp 11/16/2014
33
Hostess - w/ STBY stamp (Strawberry?) 2/18/2015
34
Leichtman's 7/14/2016
35
DeLuxe (Orange Sherbert)
8/14/2016
36
DeLuxe (Chocolate)
8/21/2016
37
Crescent
9/08/2018
38
Cloverland (Chocolate)
10/05/2018
     

 

 
   
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1937
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Dixie Lids
Country: United States
Description: This unnumbered set of Dixie cup ice cream lids was issued in 1937 and consists of 24 different lids, although only six picture sports stars - four of whom are baseball stars. The lids are found in two different sizes, either 2-11/16" in diameter of 2-5/16" in diameter. The 1937 Dixie Lids were printed in black or dark red. The lids must have the small tab still intact to command top value.
 
Example Postcard of Dixie Cup Company in Easton, PA
 
1937 Dixie Lid Premium

1937 Dixie Lids Deyo Ice Cream Company Album