Friday, May 4, 2012

Free Baseball Cards????

You mean they just gave them away???


All a kid had to do in 1978 was eat junkfood* and they gave you free baseball cards???

Where's my time machine???

*NO WAY in heck would my mom have ever bought those for me anyways... but I can dream...

9 comments:

Anthony Hughes said...

I think I always managed to talk mom in to one box of Twinkies a year. I must have done better in 1978 because I have 18 cards, so that's 6 boxes! Or maybe I bought them myself... who knows. I think I'd puke eating a single Twinkie now, last one I had was a bite of a deep fried one at the rodeo... ugh, horrible.

night owl said...

My mom would never buy that stuff either.

Scary story: we would go to one of our friend's houses so we could eat that stuff. They had it everywhere. Unfortunately, both of my friend's parents later died at a young age (health related). I can't help but make the connection.

ToppsGuy said...

King Dons were my weekness. Mine looked like a typical 9 year old art project with Lefty scissors. Very butchered up.

The Angels In Order said...

Holy Cow! Those are all ANGELS on that ad! I....MUST....HAVE.....IT.

Jeff Wilk said...

Now I want a package of Zingers.

Hackenbush said...

I lived it. Ding Dongs and HoHos were my favorites. I still have a bunch of the cards in panels.

Cory said...

I wish they had done this in 1990. I could have had all the '90 Donruss cards I ever wanted.

Oh, wait. I can still do that for free.

Little known fact: Every wax box is made of '90 D0nruss cards.

Uncle John's Band said...

My brother and I would go through all the boxes looking for players. It didn't matter what was in the box.

The Baseball Card Snob said...

1993, Hostess issues cards with it's Baseballs cupcakes. (If you never saw them, they look like this http://vrijspel.tk/uploads/hostess-baseballs---1993-94814.jpg) That box had 6 cards inside. Well I worked in a town with a Hostess Discount Store. They discounted all the product, some of it was fresh, some stale. I ate the fresh stuff and the stale went to the ducks in the local pond. It's a wonder I didn't become diabetic. Those things were awfully sweet.

If anyone needs any of those cards, I have a bunch to trade and some full sets.