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To: Kartographer

I used to do the same thing in the 50s & 60s, in my 24” Schwinn, with shoeboxes packed full of BB cards from the 40s & 50s, thinking they were junk, passed-on from my uncles. Big frigging DUH on me. The remaining 50s & 60s cards I gave away to younger cousins when I went off to college.

20-20 hindsight; blessed with it all my life...


5 posted on 04/07/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill
Don't worry. Be happy.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 7:29:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s exactly why they ones that survive, especially those in excellent condition, are worth so much..it’s because the vast majority were torn, bent, and tossed away.. as a kid..we’d flip, and trade them..I could probably have put both my daughters through college if I’d kept all my cards..


16 posted on 04/07/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: carriage_hill
I used to do the same thing in the 50s & 60s, in my 24” Schwinn, with shoeboxes packed full of BB cards from the 40s & 50s, thinking they were junk, passed-on from my uncles. Big frigging DUH on me. The remaining 50s & 60s cards I gave away to younger cousins when I went off to college. 20-20 hindsight; blessed with it all my life...

Yep - chew the gum (which was usually brittle and took some chewing before it would wad up), then toss cards with friends to try to win some (bent up a lot of edges that way) and finally use them as bicycle noise makers - who'd a thunk???

19 posted on 04/07/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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