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The Naming of The Twins: Nov. 26, 1960

On this day 54 years ago, Calvin Griffith announced his decision to name the new Minnesota franchise that was relocating to the Minneapo...

Twins Baseball Card Set Info

The 1961 Peter's Meats Set:

Heritage Auctions describes this set:
1961 Peters Meats Minnesota Twins Set (see blog post!): The long and history-filled run of the Washington Senators came to an end in 1960 when the team folded and the baseball lights went out in our nation's capital. In 1961, bright new lights lit up the darkness as the Minnesota Twins were born. Naturally, local businesses took advantage with special promotions showcasing the new team. These promos were limited to the local region and are not common in today's market. One of the more popular was the Peter's Meats set of 26 cards which were issued in various formats as part of the packages of hotdogs and other meat products. The key to this set is HoFer Harmon Killebrew (EX+). These cards offer the 5-3/8" x 3-3/4" and 4-7/8" x 4-1/2" full back panel style format. 

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