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Any child of the 1970s or 80s is familiar with Super Joe Charboneau.  Part legend, part cautionary tale, Charboneau was a colorful outfielder and DH who died his hair, drank with a straw through his nose, and practically lit Cleveland on fire by hitting .289 with 23 home runs and 87 RBI in 1980, winning the Rookie of the Year in the process.  At just 25 years old he was a celebrity, becoming the subject of a local hit song, "Go Joe Charboneau" by the band Section 36:

Pretty horrible, yes. 

A series of nagging injuries derailed Charboneau's career early, and he only played in 70 more games in 1981 and 82 before calling it quits.  Thankfully he's remained in baseball, as a manager with a collegiate league team, because baseball needs guys like Joe Charboneau.

Our favorite piece in the whole auction, this advertising poster features Charboneau endorsing Nickles Bread on a colorful poster, measuring approximately 16" x 20".  An oddly-colored offset-printed poster, Charboneau is pictured in uniform, a loaf of Nickles bread prominently displayed as well.  In apparent EX/MT condition, the poster has been dry-mounted to a cardboard backing and held in place with shrink wrap, preventing us from examining the back.  Some very mild surface abrasions are evident.  Joe Charboneau was great for baseball, he's an outstanding memory, and this is an outstanding advertising poster.

1980 Nickles Bread Joe Charboneau Cleveland Indians Advertising Poster
1980 Nickles Bread Joe Charboneau Cleveland Indians Advertising Poster
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $270
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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