Creature Cards

In 1973, bouyed by the television success of horror/monster films, Topps released the popular “Creature Feature” cards replete with their famous brittle pink gum. I LOVED these cards and collected them a religiously as I did “Wacky Packages.” The black and white cards featured cool images and funny captions. There’s little to compare to that youthful feeling of delicious anticipation as one slowly peeled the glossy package open, a mini-version of Charlie Bucket searching for monster golden tickets…

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