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Quiz #2

Which issue of The Wrapper magazine was the first to have a two color front cover? Issue #57 from February 1986 was the first to have "The Wrapper" title in red. Issue #72 from January 1988 was the first to have a two colors used in the front page picture.

What year was Topps founded and what was their first bubble gum card issue? Topps was founded as a gum company in 1938 and introduced Bazooka Bubble Gum in 1947. One year later, they issued Hocus Focus Magic Photos.

There are 55 cards in the infamous Bubbles 1962 Mars Attacks set. How many of these cards actually feature a recognizable Martian on the front of the card? Only 23 of them! Martians are seen on cards 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 32, 33, 36, 48, 50, 51, 53, and 55 (and they are pretty tiny on cards 7, 10, 20, and 55)! Dots don't count!

Which brand of bubble gum was advertised as "The Atom Bubble Gum"? Bazooka in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

On the fronts of the 55 cards in the 1962 Mars Attacks set, are the Martian's feet ever shown? Actually, yes! Four times only. The Martian's feet can only be seen on cards 11, 13, 48, and 51

What was sold at the Topps Guernsey's Auction on August 19 & 20, 1989? Topps sold thousands of archival items from their "vault" including 360 pieces of Wacky pack original art, original sketches of Bazooka Joe Comics, and even more art from a variety of 1950s and 60s sets including Rails & Sails, Crazy Comics, Ugly Buttons, Planes, Nasty Valentines, Wheels, and Wings. Also sold were tons of Baseball, Football and Hockey original art and uncut sheets! The original catalogs sell for $100 and up. There is a link to a partial scan of the catalog on the Articles etc page.

Who were the characters in the first comics to be wrapped around bubble gum? In the early 1930s, Fleer introduced Dub and Bub comic strips which were wrapped around Dubble Bubble gum.

Did Garbage Pail Kids cards come with gum? Yes, they did. For 25 cents you got 5 cards and a stick of gum.

1962 Leaf Shock Theatre 1962 Topps Casey & Kildare wax pack 1974 Topps Wacky Pack 7th series What do the three above nonsport issues have in common? All were issued with and without gum.

What was the planned original title for Topps 1967 Angry Stickers before they changed it? Test packs have been found titled "Angry Signs" but REA auctioned a prototype box titled "Protest Stickers" a few years ago. Extra credit if you got both answers!

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