Interesting Collectables

This was a real promotional item for the Appleton Foxes in the late 1960s.  I was alerted to the fact that this item is up for bid on ebay. It was used to promote Accurate Business Controls, Inc. and the Appleton Foxes.  BUY IT NOW for $6.49 + $1.49 shipping…well, maybe not….well….no. Definitely…not…Unless they throw in a carton of Marlboro with a Foxes logo on it.  You just KNOW that there was something like that out there.  It was the 60’s….MAN!

I doubt that the Timber Rattlers would be able to do something like this now. Unless, the matches were stated to be used for for….tailgate grills or fireplaces or….No. The Timber Rattlers would not be able to do something like this.

Something that I have been kicking around for a few seasons is working on a way to collect and display the history of baseball in Appleton.  We have a few things, but I am guessing that the really neat things – like the matchbook above – are out there in the basements and storage units of Northeastern Wisconsin.

Drop a note in the comments or send an email to if you know of any.

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Send me a email at I have a vintage team bat I could wheel and deal on looking for Burlington Iowa baseball items

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