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WIN THESE SWELL PRIZES (59 years later)

Daniel Day collected baseball cards when he was a kid in the 1950s. Some of those cards offered prizes if you filled in actual scores and mailed them back to Topps, the company that made the cards. The rules didn't include a year that the offer ended, so Day sent a card in as a lark. And Topps, knowing good PR when it sees it, sent the 70-year-old a genuine Louisville Slugger baseball glove as his prize. The story keeps getting cuter.
posted by Etrigan on Sep 17, 2016 - 11 comments

It's the Topps!

"I like making things I feel should exist, like these faux vintage wax pack wrappers."
posted by a lungful of dragon on Mar 11, 2016 - 7 comments

Armpit Britt rides again

Where are they now? Thirty years later, Garbage Pail Kids are given updated cards that reflect the hardships associated with growing up a sticker.
posted by item on Jun 6, 2015 - 12 comments

Pupsi Blue

The complete 1973-1976 original run of Wacky Packages [WIKI]: all sixteen series, including hard-to-find cards, with each card cross-indexed and contextualized, with occasional links to rough drafts. Sometimes Topps spoofed themselves. Sometimes they didn't make much sense. A lot of times, they're racist. The gum is the final frontier of the serious collector.
posted by not_on_display on May 17, 2015 - 40 comments

Tim Wallach: An attempt to collect them all (literally, all of them)

One man documents his neverending quest to collect all the Tim Wallach baseball cards. Not one of each card, but every single copy of every single Tim Wallach card ever made in the history of baseball cards. If you have any in your possession, he asks that you mail them to his law office's PO box. Maybe you can work out a deal. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 14, 2013 - 41 comments

Hooray for bubblegum cards!!

After the gum is gone, you still have the bubble gum cards. Browse a collection of scanned cards from the 1960s (Ugly Stickers and Ugly Names), 70s (Monster Initials, Marvel Super Heroes) and the 80s (Pee Wee Herman). The initials series have word generators (IE only!): Love Initials, Mod Initials, Monster Initials (similar, previously). [via] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 26, 2010 - 18 comments

Norman Saunders, damn.

the dynamic AMAZING artwork of Norman Saunders. PULP ART to die for
Early works, Paperbacks, Men's Magazines, Comics, Pulps, TOPPS trading cards - including mars attacks, batman and wacky packs, heck even a spoof diploma. this site which is maintained by his son, publishes the painter's entire lifetime of extremely significant pop-cultural work. Packed with pages and pages of art ...Really amazing and quite something.
posted by Peter H on Sep 18, 2003 - 8 comments

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