Baby Ruth & Butterfingers, Champions tee

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The Curtiss Candy Company created these two iconic brands in the early 20th century and the ad here that promoted their nickel price.

The Baby Ruth logo was plastered on billboards and barns, and took on visible sponsorships at circuses, horse races, and any other gathering of eyeballs and mouths. In arguably the campaign’s most famous stunt, the noted racing pilot Doug Davis was hired to perform aerial tricks and drop parachuting Baby Ruth bars from his bi-plane over downtown Pittsburgh. The event was so successful that Schnering repeated it in dozens of other cities, organizing a “Baby Ruth Flying Circus.”This premium fitted short sleeve is a classic choice that is both comfy and light. The high quality print adds a statement to one’s workout or everyday routine.

The Butterfinger bar, Curtiss’s second major candy bar smash, got its name from a public contest to choose the name of this candy. At the time sportscasters began using the term “butterfingers” to describe players who couldn’t hold onto the ball. A Chicago man who described himself as a klutz submitted the name “Butterfinger” for the bar and it was a winner. That led to the early promotions for the candy that included dropping Butterfingers and Baby Ruths from an airplane across the U.S.

.: 100% combed, ring-spun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²))
.: Premium fit
.: Tear-away label
.: Runs bigger than usual

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Width, in 19.02 20.51 22.01 24.02 26.02 27.99
Length, in 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99
Sleeve length, in 7.48 7.87 8.27 8.66 9.06 9.45