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Are there any trading cards coming out anymore that have the old powdery stick of gum that Topps used to have?
 
Posts: 1485 | Location: Huntsville, AL United States | Registered: November 30, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am going to say no on health & safety grounds but that is just an assumption on my part.

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Posts: 28374 | Location: wolverhampton staffs uk | Registered: July 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's funny when you think of it but Topps sold gum. The cards were incentive to buy gum. They were free with the gum for 5 cents.
 
Posts: 2857 | Location: San Diego | Registered: June 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I always preferred Bazooka. I could be wrong, but I can't ever recall getting a good chew from those packs. The stick just cracked and broke up into little pink pieces with white smeary powder. Sorry TOPPS. Big Grin
 
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Monsterwax's "Lost in Space: The Art of Ron Gross" from last year has a stick of gum in every pack. The Mario Super Sluggers promo pack from 2008 had an individually-packed stick of gum much like the old gum of the 70's.
 
Posts: 1788 | Location: San Jose, CA, USA | Registered: December 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The last Monsterwax set also had sticks of gum in every pack and they were Wrigleys inserted in penny sleeves which were slightly folded to fit the pack. Quite a laborious job with over a thousand to do.

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John

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Posts: 1726 | Location: United Kingdom | Registered: October 14, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The gum in the card packs was pretty good when fresh. I chewed a lot of it. It was the same as Dubble Bubble or Bazooka depending on which brand of cards you bought (Fleer or Topps).

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My favorite are the mid-1990s, stamped bubble gum promotional Superman cards. A sealed in clear plastic, slightly oversized piece of gum, factory stamped on the gum itself with promo info on the then upcoming Superman trading card set. Very innovative.

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Posts: 865 | Location: fort lauderdale fl usa | Registered: May 22, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Albert, there was one for the Batman Animated set, as well. I have both.
 
Posts: 4434 | Location: Bayonne, NJ, USA | Registered: May 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I draw the line at collecting gum. And that Lois & Clark chocolate bar too. Candy is meant to be eaten!
 
Posts: 2264 | Location: Maine | Registered: August 04, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had both those promo gums but thought they might deteriorate over time with the print becoming illegible so I sold those years ago. I saw someone selling the Superman one last year and it still looked like it was in good shape.

I have at least one of the Ken Griffey Jr. candy bar promos - a card that promotes a candy bar and there are color variations.

Jess


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I draw the line at collecting gum. And that Lois & Clark chocolate bar too. Candy is meant to be eaten!
 
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