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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Don't Talk, Chum -- Chew TOPPS Gum

If you're of a certain age you remember that packs of Topps cards came with a stick of gum (sometimes resulting in the infamous gum stain).   Before cards were introduced Topps was strictly a chewing gum company famous for it's one cent pieces.  Just for fun I picked up this bit of WWII era advertising on a matchbook cover.   It's a fairly common piece that can be had for a few bucks.


  1. That is so cool. Love the only natural part.

  2. Wow - I've never seen one of these before. I mean, I knew that Topps started out as just a plain ol' gum product; however, the thought of Topps having nothing to do with baseball cards at any point of time just seems in-congruent.

  3. That's a great acquisition! I'd read about the gum over at The Topps Archives, but didn't know they had matchbook covers.

  4. That is just awesome. Had never seen or even heard of these before, very cool pick-up.


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