I be featuring the pictures four per day, grouped the same way that Jewel issued them back in 1969.
We start with the first four, that were given out the week of August 4. On Monday, August 4, the Cubs beat the Astros in Houston to extend their lead over the Mets by 7½ games. They were in the midst of a seven game win streak and confidence in Chicago was high. Jewel picked the right time to start this promotion.
The four featured players were Ernie Banks, Randy Hundley, Ted Abernathy, and Ken Holtzman,
The picture of Ernie Banks has to be one of my favorites. Smiling Ernie, home whites, Wrigley Field in the background; its a thing of beauty.
Hundley's picture is from 1968. It looks weird to have ivy in the background of a catcher's picture. It should be bricks, not ivy.
Abernathy posed to show his submarine style of pitching but lost both of his hands in the cropping process.
Finally, since I have the color pictures, I decided to all a little color to the boring black and white Jewel ad,