1954 Esskay Hot Dog Darrell Johnson with Orange Borders 
Lot Number 91
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Although he never actually played a single game with the inaugural 1954 Orioles, spring training invitee Darrell Johnson is immortalized on this initial Esskay hot dog issue. This scarcity is hallmarked by orange bordering on all four edges and grades in the (GD-VG) range. The card reveals an encompassing horizontal crease that runs along the lower portion along with additional traces of surface soiling. Despite those flaws, this specimen still has an impressive presentation. The reverse reveals only slight hot dog toning, while the wafer-thin wax coating on each side of this card is undisturbed. With the recent boom of fifties “meat” issues, these Esskay examples reside atop many collectors want lists. 
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