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5-cent packs of baseball cards
with chewing gum
5-cent baseball cards
with bubble gum, too.

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Posted by paktype at 12:18 pm (PST) on Thu February 18, 2016   
Good health to all, from Rexall!
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 12:33 pm (PDT) on Tue September 22, 2015   
What a remember most, except for the cards, is that flour or some substance covered the cards and gum to prevent them stricking together...one of the cards I got was a Mickey Mantle, now worth around a thousand dollars...unfortunately my baseball cards were all burned...
Posted by Bob Matthews at 3:05 am (PDT) on Tue September 22, 2015   
Loved the gum.
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 1:55 pm (PDT) on Mon May 18, 2015   
I had hundreds of baseball cards back in the 50s and 60s but my parents threw them away, along with my comic book collection!  My most valuable baseball card was a 1957 Mickey Mantle, full figure with him swing a bat.  I also had a Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and almost all the Yankees from the 50s and 60s...
Posted by CJ at 10:38 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
@Frankie - I won't be in the line kicking you because I'm still kicking myself. In the 50's & very early 60's when you got too old for the cards you passed them on to a younger sibling or cousin. I aquired shoe boxes of cards from a cousin and later passed all my cards on to a cousin (I was the only boy). Who Knew? Wish I had them now. I'd be rich!!!!
Posted by unclekipsy at 12:52 pm (PST) on Fri February 7, 2014   
Best gum around !  We bought the packs for 5 cents at Rexall's drug Store !
Posted by SidMo at 8:20 am (PDT) on Sun June 2, 2013   
Back in the 60's 25cents bought 5 packs and hopefully with an Al Kaline or Mickey Mantle
Posted by paktype at 4:34 pm (PDT) on Fri June 24, 2011   
I didn't start collecting cards until the early '70s, but the gum was still the same. Stiff as a board and lost its flavor within a few chews.
Posted by Frankie at 12:46 am (PST) on Sat December 18, 2010   
Living in Brooklyn in the '50's, I can't tell you how many Mickey Mantle rookie cards I set aside every time I bought a pack. They're long gone now, but who knew what they would have been worth today had I kept them. Anyone care to form a line and kick me?
Posted by joesauntie at 5:54 am (PST) on Sat January 9, 2010   
the gum was SO GROSS....we used to throw it in the back window of the car and let it dry out until it shattered....or use it as a weapon to throw at each other!

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