Dizzy Dean Baseball Hero Post Grape-Nuts Cereal Ad from 1930's 11 x 15 Inches

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Seller: comicstrips (9,503) 99.7%, Location: Chicago, Illinois, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143193722379 This is an Post Cereal Grape-Nuts Flakes Ad . Featuring Spokesman Baseball Great Dizzy Dean! Hard to Find Early Pages! Great Artwork! This was cut from the original newspaper Sunday comics section of 1930's -1950's. Size: 11 x 15 inches (Half Full Page). Paper: Some light tanning/wear, otherwise: Excellent! Bright Colors! Pulled from loose sections! (Please Check Scans) Free Postage! (USA) $20.00 International Flat Rate. I combine postage on multiple pages. Check out my other auctions for more great vintage Comicstrips and Paper Dolls. Thanks for Looking! *Fantastic Pages for Display and Framing!Dizzy DeanFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDizzy DeanDean on the cover of Time magazinePitcherBorn: January 16, 1910 Lucas, ArkansasDied: July 17, 1974 (aged 64) Reno, NevadaBatted: RightThrew: RightMLB debutSeptember 28, 1930, for the St. Louis CardinalsLast MLB appearanceSeptember 28, 1947, for the St. Louis BrownsMLB statisticsWin–Loss record150–83Earned run average3.02Strikeouts1,163TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals (1930, 1932–1937)Chicago Cubs (1938–1941)St. Louis Browns (1947)Career highlights and awards4× All-Star (1934–1937)World Series champion (1934)NL MVP (1934)2× MLB wins leader (1934, 1935)4× MLB strikeout leader (1932–1935)St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 retiredSt. Louis Cardinals Hall of FameMember of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inducted1953Vote79.17% (ninth ballot)Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974), also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player.[1] He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Browns. A brash and colorful personality, Dean was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season.[2] After his playing career, he became a popular television sports commentator. Dean was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.[3] When the Cardinals reopened the team Hall of Fame in 2014, Dean was inducted among the inaugural class.Contents [hide] 1Ace of the Gashouse Gang2Injury-shortened career3Broadcasting4Accomplishments5Later life and death6Recognition7Career statistics8See also9References10Further reading11External linksAce of the Gashouse Gang[edit]Dean was best known for winning 30 games in the 1934 season while leading the 1934 "Gashouse Gang" St. Louis team to the National League pennant and the World Series win over the Detroit Tigers. He had a 30–7 record with a 2.66 ERA during the regular season. His brother, Paul, was also on the team, with a record of 19-11, and was nicknamed "Daffy", although this was usually only done for press consumption. Though "Diz" sometimes called his brother "Daf", he typically referred to himself and his brother as "Me an' Paul". Continuing the theme, the team included Dazzy Vance and Joe "Ducky" Medwick.The Gashouse Gang was the southernmost and westernmost team in the major leagues at the time, and became a de facto "America's Team." Team members, particularly Southerners such as the Dean brothers and Pepper Martin, became folk heroes in the Depression-ravaged United States. Americans saw in these players, dirty and hustling rather than handsome and graceful, a spirit of hard work and perseverance, as opposed to the haughty, highly paid New York Giants, whom the Cardinals chased for the National Leaguepennant.Much like later sports legends Joe Namath and Muhammad Ali, Dizzy liked to brag about his prowess and make public predictions. In 1934, Dizzy predicted, "Me an' Paul are gonna win 45 games."[2] On September 21, Diz pitched no-hit ball for eight innings against the Brooklyn Dodgers, finishing with a three-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader, his 27th win of the season. Paul then threw a no-hitter in the nightcap, to win his 18th, matching the 45 that Diz had predicted. "Gee, Paul", Diz was heard to say in the locker room afterward, "if I'd a-known you was gonna throw a no-hitter, I'd a-throw'ed one too!" He also bet he could strike out Vince DiMaggio four times in one game. He struck him out his first three at-bats, but when DiMaggio hit a popup behind the plate at his fourth, Dean screamed at his catcher, "Drop it!, Drop it!" The catcher did and Dean fanned DiMaggio, winning the bet. Few in the press now doubted Diz's boast, as he was also fond of saying, "If ya done it, it ain't braggin'." Diz finished with 30 wins, the only NL pitcher to do so in the post-1920live-ball era, and Paul finished with 19, for a total of 49. The Cards needed them all to edge the Giants for the pennant, setting up a matchup with the American League championDetroit Tigers. After the season, Dizzy Dean was awarded the National League's Most Valuable Player Award.Dean was known for antics which inspired his nickname. In time, perception became reality. In Game 4 of the 1934 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, Dean was sent to first base as a pinch runner. The next batter hit a potential double play groundball. Intent on avoiding the double play, Dean threw himself in front of the throw to first. The ball struck him on the head, and Dean was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital. The storied (and possibly apocryphal) sports-section headline the next day said, "X-ray of Dean's head reveals nothing." [4] The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Detroit Free Press merely stated that the X-rays "revealed no lasting injury". However, Dean was reported saying his head was too hard for a baseball to hurt it.Although the Tigers went on to win the game 10-4, Dean recovered in time to pitch in Game 5 which he lost. After the Cardinals won Game 6, Dean came back and pitched a complete game shutout in Game 7 to win the game and the Series for the Cardinals. In the World Series the Dean brothers accounted for all, with two each, of the Cardinals wins.[5]Injury-shortened career[edit]Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudeybaseball card.While pitching for the NL in the 1937 All-Star Game, Dean faced Earl Averill of the American League Cleveland Indians. Averill hit a line drive back at the mound, hitting Dean on the foot. Told that his big toe was fractured, Dean responded, "Fractured, hell, the damn thing's broken!" Coming back too soon from the injury, Dean changed his pitching motion to avoid landing as hard on his sore toe enough to affect his mechanics. As a result, he hurt his arm, losing his great fastball.[6]By 1938, Dean's arm was largely gone. Chicago Cubs scout Clarence "Pants" Rowland was tasked with the unenviable job of obeying owner P. K. Wrigley's direct order to buy a washed-up Dizzy Dean's contract at any cost. Rowland signed the ragged righty for $185,000, one of the most expensive loss-leader contracts in baseball history. Dean helped the Cubs win the 1938National League pennant. The Cubs had been in third place, six games behind the first place Pittsburgh Pirates led by Pie Traynor.[7] By September 27, with one week left in the season, the Cubs had battled back to within a game and a half game of the Pirates in the National League standings as the two teams met for a crucial three-game series.[7]Dean pitched the opening game of the series and with an ailing arm, relied more on his experience and grit to defeat the Pirates by a score of 2 to 1.[6] Dean would later call it the greatest outing of his career.[6] The victory cut the Pirates' lead to a half game and, set the stage for one of baseball's most memorable moments when in the next game of the series, Cubs player-manager, Gabby Hartnett, hit his famous "Homer in the Gloamin'" to put the Cubs into first place.[8] The Cubs clinched the pennant three days later.[7] Dean pitched gamely in Game 2 of the1938 World Series before losing to the New York Yankees in what became known as "Ol' Diz's Last Stand."[citation needed]Dean made a one-game comeback on September 28, 1947. After retiring as a player, the still-popular Dean was hired as a broadcaster by the perennially cash-poor Browns to drum up some badly needed publicity. After broadcasting several poor pitching performances in a row, he grew frustrated, saying on the air, "Doggone it, I can pitch better than nine out of the ten guys on this staff!" The wives of the Browns pitchers complained, and management, needing to sell tickets somehow, took him up on his offer and had him pitch the last game of the season. At age 37, Dean pitched four innings, allowing no runs, and rapped a single in his only at-bat. Rounding first base, he pulled his hamstring. Returning to the broadcast booth at the end of the game, he said, "I said I can pitch better than nine of the ten guys on the staff, and I can. But I'm done. Talking's my game now, and I'm just glad that muscle I pulled wasn't in my throat."In the 1950s, he appeared in guest starring roles on Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town on CBS and on The Guy Mitchell Show on ABC.Broadcasting[edit]Following his playing career Dean became a well-known radio and television sportscaster, calling baseball for the Cardinals (1941–46), Browns (1941–48), Yankees (1950–51), and Atlanta Braves (1966–68) and nationally withMutual (1952), ABC (1953–54), and CBS (1955–1965), where he teamed first with Buddy Blattner then with Pee Wee Reese. As a broadcaster, Dean was famous for his wit and his often-colorful butchering of the English language. Much like football star-turned-sportscaster Terry Bradshaw years later, he chose to build on, rather than counter, his image as a not-too-bright country boy, as a way of entertaining fans: "The Good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong right arm, a good body, and a weak mind." He once saw Browns outfielder Al Zarilla slide into a base, and said, "Zarilla slud into third!" "Slud" instead of "slid" became a frequently-used Dean expression. Thanks to baseball fan Charles Schulz, another Dean expression found its way into a Peanuts strip, as Lucy commented on a batter who swung at a pitch outside the strike zone: "He shouldn't hadn't ought-a swang!" Once, describing a player who had struck out, Dean said, "he nonchalantly walks back to the dugout in disgust."While doing a game on CBS, Dean once said, over the open mike, "I don't know why they're calling this the Game of the Week. There's a much better game, Dodgers and Giants, over on NBC." Every so often, he would sign off by saying, "Don't fail to miss tomorrow's game!" During rain delays he was famous for off-key renditions of the "Wabash Cannonball". These manglings of the language only endeared Dean to fans, being a precursor of such beloved ballplayers-turned-broadcasters as Ralph Kiner, Herb Score, and Jerry Coleman.An English teacher once wrote to him, complaining that he shouldn't use the word "ain't" on the air, as it was a bad example to children. On the air, Dean said, "A lot of folks who ain't sayin' 'ain't,' ain't eatin'. So, Teach, you learn 'em English, and I'll learn 'em baseball."Accomplishments[edit]Dizzy Dean's number 17 wasretired by the St. Louis Cardinalsin 1974.Four time All-Star selection (1934, 1935, 1936, 1937)Four consecutive strikeout titles (1934–1937)Led National League in complete games for four consecutive years (1934–1937)World Series champion (1934) – starter and winner of two gamesThree time 20-game winner; won 30 games in 1934Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953MVP in 1934Inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame[9]Despite having what amounted to only half a career, in 1999, he ranked Number 85 on "The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players",[10] and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.In January, 2014, the Cardinals announced Dean among 22 former players and personnel to be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum for the inaugural class of 2014.[11]Later life and death[edit]In October 1961, Dean announced that a company with which he was associated as vice-president, Dizzy Dean Enterprises, would construct a $350,000 charcoal briquette plant in Pachuta, Mississippi shortly after the beginning of 1962.[12] The plant was anticipated to use $200,000 worth of low quality hardwood scraps each year in the production of 10,000 tons of briquets annually when fully on line.[12]After leaving sportscasting in the late 1960s, Dean retired with his wife, Patricia, to her hometown of Bond, Mississippi.[13] Dean died July 17, 1974 at age 64 in Reno, Nevada, of a heart attack, and was buried in the Bond Cemetery.[14] Dean's home in Bond was named Deanash, a combination of his name and his wife's maiden name (Nash); it was willed by Dean's wife to the Mississippi Baptist Convention, which operates foster homes for children in a rural setting.[15]Recognition[edit]Dizzy Dean's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and MuseumThe Pride of St. Louis, a motion picture loosely based on Dean's career, was released in 1952. Dan Dailey portrayed Dean. Chet Huntley, who would later gain fame as an NBC Newsanchorman, played an uncredited role in the movie as Dean's radio announcing sidekick.A Dizzy Dean Museum was established at 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. The Dean exhibit is now part of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, located adjacent to Smith-Wills Stadium, a former minor-league baseball park.[16]Dean was mentioned in the poem "Line-Up for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash:Line-Up for YesterdayD is for Dean, The grammatical Diz, When they asked, Who's the tops? Said correctly, I is.— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine(January 1949)[17]Dean was referenced in the classic TV sitcom The Honeymooners by the character Ed Norton, who justified mooching a second dinner off of Ralph Kramden by saying, "Just like Dizzy Dean warms up in the bull pen before a game, I warm up by having my first dinner." Later in the scene, when tensions rise, Kramden quips "Shut up, Dizzy Dean, and eat your spaghetti!"[citation needed]Dean was parodied in the 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon Boulevardier from the Bronx with a character named Dizzy Dan.Dean was also referenced in the 1939 Laurel and Hardy film A Chump at Oxford, when Oliver Hardy unknowingly called the character of the actual dean at the famous Oxford University a "dizzy dean".Dean is also featured prominently in some versions of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" comedy sketch. In the sketch, Abbott is explaining to Costello that many ballplayers have unusual nicknames including Dizzy Dean, his brother Daffy Dean, and their "French cousin Goofé Dean" ("goofy" pronounced with a French accent).Actor Ben Jones wrote and performed a one-man play about Dean, entitled Ol' Diz.The United States Congress designated the U.S. Post Office in Wiggins, Mississippi as the "Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean Post Office" in 2000 by Public Law 106-236.[18] On October 22, 2007, a rest area on U.S. Route 49 in Wiggins, Mississippi, five miles south of Dean's home in Bond, Mississippi, was named "Dizzy Dean Rest Area" after Dean.[19] In Morrison Bluff, Arkansas; about 2 miles south of Clarksville, Arkansas; there is a restaurant, Porky's, with Dizzy Dean memorabilia.In 2015, author Carolyn E. Mueller and illustrator Ed Koehler, published an animated book titled Dizzy Dean and the Gashouse Gang. (ISBN 978-1-68106-002-6) The book showcases the antics of Dizzy and his brother Paul Dean, Joe Medwick, Pepper Martin, player/manager Frankie Frisch, and the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals season in their quest to win their third World Series.Career statistics[edit]WLERAGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOWin Pct.ERA+150833.0231723015426301,9671,919661954531,163.644130 Grape-NutsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Soylent for masochists." - Nick RobinsonProduct typePrepared cereal for human consumptionOwnerPost Consumer BrandsCountryUnited StatesIntroduced1897; 120 years agoWebsiteGrapeNuts.comGrape-Nuts is a breakfast cereal developed in 1897 by C. W. Post, a former patient and later competitor of the 19th-century breakfast food innovator, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Despite the name, the cereal contains neither grapes nor nuts; it is made with wheat and barley. Post believed that glucose (which he called "grape sugar") formed in the baking process. This, combined with the nutty flavor of the cereal, is said to have inspired its name. Another explanation originates from employees at Post, who claim that the cereal got its name due to a resemblance to grape seeds, or grape "nuts." The cereal originally prepared by C. W. Post when developing the product was a batter that came from the oven as a rigid sheet. He then broke the sheet into pieces and ran them through a coffee grinder to produce the "nut" sized kernels.Contents [hide] 1Marketing2Ingredients3Ice cream4See also5References6Bibliography7External linksMarketing[edit]Grape-Nuts ad, 1900Grape-Nuts was initially marketed as a natural cereal that could enhance health and vitality, and as a "food for brain and nerve centres." [1] Its lightweight and compact nature, nutritional value, and resistance to spoilage made it a popular food for exploration and expedition groups in the 1920s and 1930s. In World War II, Grape-Nuts was a component of the lightweightJungle ration used by some U.S. and Allied Forces in wartime operations before 1944.[2]A 1939 ad campaign by cartoonist Walter Hoban continued his Jerry on the Job comic strip in Woman's Day magazine and daily newspaper comics pages.[3] General Foods also marketed Grape-Nuts through a comics-style advertising campaign (a trailblazer in this regard) featuring a character named Little Alby, who gained inordinate strength after consuming a bowl of Grape-Nuts.[4]During the 1940s comic books from various companies featured one page comic strip ads starring Volto from Mars, a finned red helmet-clad alien superhero visiting Earth who, like all Martians, recharged his magnetic powers (his left hand repels, his right attracts) by eating "cereal grains", with him quickly developing a particular fondness for Grape-Nuts Flakes which he proclaimed "the best I ever tasted!"[5]In the 1960s, advertising promoted Grape-Nuts as the cereal that "fills you up, not out". Brand users, particularly mother/daughter look-alikes, were shown engaged in fitness activities such as tennis, horseback riding, skiing, and swimming. Also appearing during the "fills you up, not out" campaign were Andy Griffith and Don Knotts as the characters from "The Andy Griffith Show," Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife.This ad campaign produced one television commercial, which aired on television in 1968, that featured a catchphrase that became a target for numerous sketches and satires in media. Spanning the ensuing two decades and beyond, "Oh no, Mrs. Burke! I thought you were Dale!" was parodied on television variety show sketches, in the film The Kentucky Fried Movie and in many Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, fans continue to discuss the origin of this "riff" and have even developed products that feature the text, "I thought you were Dale."A subsequent ad campaign generated another catchphrase, as Euell Gibbons became the spokesperson for the brand, promoting Grape-Nuts as the "Back to Nature Cereal". The line "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible" drew attention to the product from consumers, as well as from comedians.[citation needed]Grape-Nuts is credited as the first widespread product to use a coupon in sales promotion when C.W. Post Company offered a penny-off coupon to get people to try their cereal in the late 1890s.[citation needed]At one time, Grape-Nuts was the seventh most popular cold breakfast cereal, but sales declined as Post was sold from one company to another. Circa 2005 it held less than 1% of the market. About this time the formula was changed: The husks from milled grain were ground into the flour and the cereal was pitched as "whole grain," albeit at the cost of roughening the cereal's texture and detracting significantly from mouth feel[citation needed]. The addition of vitamins and minerals allowed it to qualify for food-stamp programs.[6]Ingredients[edit]Modern-day "Post Grape-Nuts the original" contain whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, salt and dried yeast as ingredients.Ice cream[edit]See also: List of ice cream flavorsGrape-Nut ice creamGrape-Nut ice cream is a popular regional dish in the Canadian Maritimes, the Shenandoah Valley, Jamaica and New England. One origin story is that it was created by chef Hannah Young at The Palms restaurant in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in 1919. She created it when she ran out of fresh fruit to add to ice cream, and decided to throw in some cereal. It proved popular at the restaurant and the Scotsburn Dairy company began mass-producing the ice cream variety, and it sold across the region.[7] Variations of ice cream with Grape Nuts are also called brown bread ice cream.[citation needed]*Please note: collecting and selling comics has been my hobby for over 30 years. Due to the hours of my job I can usually only mail packages out on Saturdays. I send out First Class or Priority Mail which takes 2-3 days to arrive in the USA and Air Mail International which takes 5 -10 days or more depending on where you live in the world. I do not "sell" postage or packaging and charge less than the actual cost of mailing. I package items securely and wrap well. Most pages come in an Archival Sleeve with Acid Free Backing Board at no extra charge. If you are dissatisfied with an item. Let me know and I wil do my best to make it right. Many Thanks to all of my 1,000's of past customers around the World. Enjoy Your Hobby Everyone and Have Fun Collecting! Condition: Used, Condition: Some light tanning/wear, a few have small archival repairs otherwise: Excellent! Bright Colors!Please check scans. This was cut from the original Newspaper!, Type of Advertising: Newspaper Print, Brand: Post Grape-Nuts Flakes, Date of Creation: 1930's, Original/Reproduction: Original

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