I have seen variants of these cards before and they are sometime birthday cards, sometimes not:
The card really just thick paper and is die cut around the seal and opens up to reveal something that makes a little more sense:
The setup almost makes me think this could have been a corporate greeting from Topps but I am not sure that's right. The gum tab has a 1946 copyright on the wrapper and I would guess this is a late 40's card.
I would have bought the card no matter but was hoping it would indicate the greeting card manufacturer but alas all it has is this (still neat but not what I was looking for):
That is number 412 by the way. I was expecting the maker to be either Barker Greeting Cards of Cincinnati, who had cut a deal with Topps to include Magic Photos in a line of greeting cards or Buzza-Cardozo which issued a line using Hopalong Cassidy packs. I still think Barker is the most likely as the Hoppy cards used bigger packs and the associated greeting cards had much better graphics. There was also a birthday card that featured Varsity Football as well as an Easter gridiron variant and I am sure there are others out there.
So, my question now is: can anyone identify the manufacturer based upon the graphics and indicia on the back?
I found a different card from the same line but there is no indication of the maker of this one either.
Funs a poppin appears to be the actual name of the issuer.
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