Ok, I know that the reaction to National Chicle is mixed at best and I feel partially responsible for that. Yeah, I know, the wildly different art styles can be a bit off-putting for a group of collectors where OCD is almost a prerequisite, and admittedly, many of the cards strike out. However there are many hidden gems in this set if you're willing to notice the small details.
Take this Duke Snider card. This is a very nice looking card, one of the best I've seen in my handful of packs. It's colorful, the painting is well done and it's got the original '34 Diamond Stars background complete with pennant. Hey, what's on that pennant?
1955. AKA This:
Now that's a nice touch. Go ahead and give this set a chance, something might surprise you.
--- Image stolen from Robert Edwards Auctions because I STILL haven't gotten my catalog *sob*