Instead, I'm working more on getting my checklists/want lists put together as well as figuring out what Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Gary Carter, Ryan Braun, and all the other Brewers cards I have.
In that process, I was trying to find the photo I used for my Yount-centric background. It's a 5" x 7" photo that was a giveaway by a local frozen pizza company called Mr. Z's Pizza.
Mr. Z's was a Wisconsin institution when it came to fundraising. Everyone else might have their Girl Scout Cookies -- and trust me, Wisconsin does too -- but if the local marching band, chorus, baseball league, or kids MMA league needed to raise money for operations, Mr. Z's Pizzas were the likely means to do it. As an aside, it was bought up by a Minnesota firm in 2012 rather abruptly when Mr. Z's was about to fold.
At any rate, in the mid-1980s, Mr. Z's had acquired the license to use the Milwaukee Brewer name and logo to market Brewer Pizza, Brewer Peanut Butter, Brewer Jelly, Brewer Catsup (as opposed to ketchup), Brewer Charcoal, and Brewer Mustard. To try to market these products -- which weren't bad, but they weren't great either -- they used the usual tie in: free stuff.
Sometimes, it's fun to have been an accumulator -- though, in fairness, I was a Brewers "accumulator" in the 1980s. It was just that baseball cards came with people from other teams included with the Brewers cards!