Take a gander at a greeting card with a Hopalong Cassidy pack in it, pardner:
Freaking awesome, right?!
Here's some inserts that came in a typical Hoppy pack, or probably anything from Topps in 1950 (hey, I guess I did link something together):
Notice the little red spyglass that came with the "Wild West" cards? Those were leftover X-Ray Roundup cards and you needed it to properly read the backs! Somewhere around here I have one of these I somehow acquired as a kid but it's not with the main collection and, truth be told, is semi-lost.
Here's a 1968 Ray Shafer card I just picked up-it's actually got a slight diamond cut, typical for Topps at the time unfortunately:
More on that story here. Topps must have gotten a boost from him when they moved their plant to Duryea, PA from Brooklyn in early 1966 and helped out his campaign; it's certainly one of the more unusual items they ever produced.
Finally, here's a group of early 1960's Bazooka pennants:
At some point in the future I am going to try and disentangle all the various Bazooka baseball premiums but it's a major job. See ya next time!
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