Sunday, July 3, 2016

Card Of The Week July 3

One of the more scarce card issues of the 1970's was the Pino Ice Cream set from 1978.  These were cards on thin laminated stock that were randomly inserted into boxes of "Pino Frozen Dessert Choco Ball".  By randomly inserted I mean that only random boxes had a card in them at all - most boxes did not.  Some of the cards were marked as "winner" cards and could be redeemed for a 3-D card.

I only have one card from this set - Kojiro Ikegaya of the Carp.  Here's the front and back of the card:


Sean said...

Oh wow, that is a really interesting set that I wasn`t even on my radar, I`ll have to take a look for some.

They still make Pino Ice Cream, wish they put baseball cards in the boxes (my wife buys it sometimes).

Richard Nigh said...

I also really like these 3D cards. I have about 8 of them; 5 are Oh cards. I've looked occasionally and never see them anywhere.
They come in a foil pack and each card has a stand that can be pulled out so they can be displayed.
Really nice, but like I said, I haven't seen them anywhere. What are they worth now? Do you have any idea.

Richard Nigh said...

Oh, sorry. I didn't realize that I have the "winner" cards only, not the regular cards that were put into the Pino boxes.

NPB Card Guy said...

According to Engel, there are eight known of the 3-D "winner" cards, two of which are Oh cards. Do you have five different Oh cards? Engel lists the two Oh cards at $200 and $250 with the other cards ranging in value from $60 to $150.

Richard Nigh said...

I have five Oh cards which are all the same, Oh kneeling in front of ten bats and holding one. The other three I have are two of the Taiyo Whales' Yamashita and one of the Hiroshima Carp's Yamamoto. I was collecting Oh cards when I lived in Japan, and at that time, no one seemed to want these.