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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #510 on: March 29, 2020, 06:46:05 PM »
And the original 1933 Kong...

King Kong Menko Card by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #511 on: March 29, 2020, 11:11:32 PM »
Wow! Those Japanese Menko cards are gaudy to beat hell and just right in my book!

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #512 on: March 30, 2020, 12:45:05 AM »
Wow! Those Japanese Menko cards are gaudy to beat hell and just right in my book!

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Thanks. Here's a couple more you might like.

1960's Japanese Menko Cards 4 by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #513 on: March 31, 2020, 12:42:11 AM »
I have some Wacky Packages stickers with monsters on them. This one is from 1992.

Wacky Packages (topps 1992) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #514 on: March 31, 2020, 12:43:19 AM »
Here's another one.

Wacky Packages (Topps 1992) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #515 on: March 31, 2020, 12:44:49 AM »
This one's from 1980.

Wacky Packages No. 226 ( Topps 1980 ) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #516 on: March 31, 2020, 12:46:49 AM »
This on'e also from 1980.

Wacky Packages No. 207 ( Topps 1980 ) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #517 on: March 31, 2020, 12:48:30 AM »
And this one is from 1975.

Wacky Packages Sticker ( Topps 1975 ) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #518 on: April 01, 2020, 11:01:38 AM »
You have to love Wacky Packages stickers! They were a runaway success for Topps and even outsold baseball cards for a while in the 1970's.

The ad parody concept was introduced to cards well before Topps issued its initial series of die-cut Wacky Packages cards in 1967. Leaf pioneered the concept with a 72 card Foney Ad set in 1960. Here are scans from my set:













And here's a scan of  the original Ratz Crackers card!





The Foney Ads spawned a Canadian set by a company labelling itself Goodies called Baloney Ads. Here from my collection are some scans of the Baloney Ads:












 
The Baloney Ads set can be seen to have been a blatant rip-off of the Foney Ads set. The Baloney Ads cards feature many of the same images found in the Foney Ads set but rather sloppily redrawn. Nonetheless, the Baloney Ads are still keenly sought after by card enthusiasts these days since they're a lot more difficult to find than the Foney Ads.

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #519 on: April 02, 2020, 12:34:57 PM »
Hepcat--You've got a great card collection. I love all the ad parodies. I only have one of the Foney Ads...

Foney Ads ( Leaf 1960 ) by donald deveau, on Flickr


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« Reply #520 on: April 05, 2020, 01:46:34 PM »
I don't have a complete set, but here's some of my Nu Cards Horror Monsters series...

HORROR MONSTER cards 2 by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #521 on: April 05, 2020, 01:49:03 PM »
Here's a few more of my favorites. The first series from 1961 had green borders, the second series had orange. They were the first cards to use photographs of monsters on them.

HORROR MONSTER cards 1 by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #522 on: April 05, 2020, 02:31:20 PM »
I love all the ad parodies. I only have one of the Foney Ads...

Foney Ads ( Leaf 1960 ) by donald deveau, on Flickr

I scored a decent payday posing for that card.

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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #523 on: May 14, 2020, 08:05:53 PM »
The photos were sometimes "doctored up" by replacing an actor's face with the face of a Topps employee and it made the image look a little skewed.
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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #524 on: May 15, 2020, 12:07:30 AM »
The photos were sometimes "doctored up" by replacing an actor's face with the face of a Topps employee and it made the image look a little skewed.

The 1973 "You'll Die Laughing" set is full of those.
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