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ProfGriffin

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1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« on: February 11, 2008, 12:28:07 PM »
Greetings

Ah...what a year.  In order to properly appreciate my mindset at this moment, let's travel back in time shall we? 
Ok...I've set the Way-Back Machine to 1974...and we're off!

Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
Clap for the Wolfman - The Guess Who
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur

Are we there?  Be sure to pick up a 7-11 Slurpee in a Monster Cup or a Superhero Cup...just to be a completist.

In 1974, on the way to school at the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, we'd always stop at this mom and pop little convinience store called...Campbell's Little Store.
We'd get a drink, Mom would get a coffee and inevitably, we'd always pick out a pack from the Monster Initial Stick display.


Our notebooks were covered with these great stickers.  We had them all...and duplicates to boot...and while the stickers themselves were not backed with anything but cardboard, there were collectable cards that when assembled, would produce a flourescent glow in the dark crazy monster image...like this.



These sticker cards were the BEST and the artwork ws impressive and garish.  Weird color images of the Monsters we knew (and some we didn't) in ghastly, but cramped, poses. 
Heck, they even had punctuation!









Now, I know some of your Monster Kids had these...and if you did not...here's a chance to see them all!

Just go to:

http://www.i-mockery.com/halloween/bag/monster-initial-generator.php
And use Rog's handy and much appreciated Monster Name Generator.  You'll get your name spelled out in nifty Monster Initial...and maybe have a flashback of your own!





Enjoy!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 12:35:51 PM by ProfGriffin »
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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 12:45:53 PM »
WOW Those are great!!! Thank you!!!
My Monsterized complete name... :)


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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 01:26:30 PM »
Just for the fun of it here is mine..


Tom Smith " Dr. Deadly"

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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 12:56:00 AM »
Holy mother of pearl, I haven't thought of these stickers since... well, since I had them on my denim organizer in second grade! Way too fun-



Is it bad of me to sorta dig the look the Devil's making in the 'K'?

Very cool, Professor, thanks!

Mike C.
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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 12:02:42 PM »
Yeah, it's memories like these stickers...my beloved Mego Monsters, monster cups, the smell of testors paint and styrene glue, slim Jims, orange soda, and Boo Theatre that made me the Monster I am today.

It's all mixed in...with that wonderful 1970's soundtrack...and the Hillarious House of Frightenstein all blended in and glowing green in the dark or colorfully flourescent in the black light.

Wow.  What a strange wonderful time.
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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 01:22:05 PM »
I DO remember these stickers...but vaguely, vaguely! 
Beautiful moving, shifting colors!

See TRANSLUCE: Rainbow Meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5aqIhYI_Q

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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 12:28:34 AM »
Wow....I actually have some of these and wondered what they were from....

Thanks for the history lesson Professor!
I have waaays of securing your co-operation....

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Re: 1974 Topps Monster Initial Cards
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 10:23:32 AM »
Another great offering from Topps! There were 132 different combinations of two letter/character cards in the set. They were marketed in packs of four tan backed sticker cards with one puzzle piece plus gum or three white backed sticker cards with one puzzle piece plus gum. Here are some more pics of some of the sticker combinations that were available:





Nine puzzle pieces were required to put together the following picture:





A couple different wrapper variants:





And the display box:



Sets though are really tough to complete these days because so many of the stickers were used as such by kids.

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Collecting! It's what I do!