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Box for American Chicle gum features the classic American baseball hero of the decade, Christy Mathewson as its promoter. Pasted to the underside of the lid is a full color ad with image of Mathewson, one of the original 5 inductees into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Box was once was filled with pieces of this gum (2 for 1 cent as advertised) and the lid was propped upright by a piece of string on either side to reveal this eye-catching sign. Only the left side retains its original string. “Signal for Fade Away Ball Gum and your troubles are due for a strike out” informs the catchy phrase. Box measures 2x5x7.5”, VG.
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