Companies constantly try to swindle us into buying their crap by having forex beer ads 1960s endorsements. The more cash strapped celebs, AKA athletes, have appeared in ads since before the 20th century even began. Today, athletes endorse the usual suspects, Gatorade, Nike, cars, watches and shaving cream and razors, and if you’re Tiger Woods, Trojans. But back in the day, it was big tobacco that brought together the athlete and the endorsement.
Yup, one of a kid’s favorite hobbies, collecting baseball cards, was brought to us by tobacco companies. Baseball cards were included with tobacco products from the 1880’s to the end of WWII, and, became much sought after collector items. Ever hear of that Honus Wagner card that has sold for millions? That’s one of those tobacco cards. Eventually, other companies realized that having a baseball player appear in one of your ads could sell some junk.
They quickly capitalized on the growing trend, and shazam, some of the era’s most known players were selling everything from beer to Coke to Yoo-Hoo to sporting equipment. These vintage ads are both awesome, and ironically hysterical. Nothing better than seeing a legendary player like Willie Mays pushing cigarettes. Can you imagine the hoopla that would occur if Albert Pujols did a cigarette ad?
If only we weren’t so wimpy today. Regardless, here’s a trip in our own, and very cheaply made, hot tub time machine, to take a look back at vintage baseball ads from the first half of the 20th century. Innocean Chief Creative Is Put on Leave Amid Sexual Harassment Charges By E. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Survivors Ask U. Coors Light Makes Marketing Shift After Ads Got Too Serious By E. Get More From Ad Age Register to become a member today.
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The 1970s began in the midst of a minor recession. Ad billings were flat in the first year of the decade, then took off slowly, growing in progressively larger increments after 1976, the year J. Thinking back to the time when I had my first beer, I remember the disgusting taste and how much I hated it. I thought beer would NEVER be my choice of drinks.
I will stick to my Pepsi or RC Cola. Of course we had to be macho and I pretended to enjoy it as my friends who took their first sip probably were thinking the same thing. I remember my first beer was a Blatz beer. When a couple of us went to the restroom to take care of the beer problem, our so called beer buying friend moved the car on us and it seemed like we were looking for that car all night stumbling around and laughing.
I vowed never to drink another beer, of course that lasted until the next time. Now beer is my preferred drink. I was thinking back to the 1960s and all the innocent mishchief we got ourselves into, when I thought about that night and decided to build a page dedicated to the memory of the beer of the 60s. The beer you see here are the actual cans shown from the 60s that needed a “church key,” to open the can. What was neat about the chuch key is that they had a bottle opener on the other end. I will do the research and add your beer to the site.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drank I feel ashamed. Then I look in the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. 24 hours a day, 24 beers in a case. When we drink, we get drunk.