It's time to start yet another fun (?) feature here at TCIC. As I travel, I try to find interesting tchotchkes, both related to baseball and the cultural and historical sites I visit along the way. I'll try to keep it to baseball only, unless I have something really cool. Let's get started, shall we?
Anchor Brewing continues to be a San Francisco staple. Tours given by actual working employees fill weeks in advance, and offer a great sampling of their products. As a marketing/souvenir move, Anchor made a few tobacco-style card mock-ups featuring San Francisco Seals players with the Anchor logo. This is a postcard of Carl Zamlock, the image taken from the 1911 Obak tobacco issue. There are other mock-ups, but they weren't available in postcard form. I have the set of drink coasters (9 different - a future post), and there are beer tackers (signs) available for at least three of the cards.
If you're a beer fan and you travel to San Francisco, Anchor Brewing is a must-go location. Just remember to make reservations as early as possible for the tour. While you're there, be sure to either arrive early or stay late to look around the waiting room/bar. The display case has some old tobacco cards, and there are several interesting brewerania items to be found.