What, were they written by Shecky Greene?
If things were normal, there’d be baseball right now. I bring that up because if you were a kid in the ’70s, there’s an excellent chance that if you were baseball fan, you collected Topps’ baseball cards. I know I did, with an absolute passion.
Baseball cards are still around, obviously, but we used to carry them in our pockets, trade ’em, flip ’em, and store them in a shoebox, not put each into a plastic sleeve with a pair of tweezers.
Topps launched its Marvel line in 1974-’75 and the series featured stock art of Marvel’s biggest names and lesser lights, each with a word balloon spouting knee-slapper gags — some of which were surprisingly off-color and not all of which have aged particularly well.
Anyway, I’m sitting here on a sunny, 84-degree day thinking of those carefree days when you could ride your bike down to the 7-Eleven, grab a Slurpee and a couple of Topps wax packs — whatever your particular predilection.
So with that, dig these 13 GROOVY TOPPS MARVEL STICKERS.
Because summer’s almost here and the time is right.
— 13 Far Out MARVEL SLURPEE CUPS of the ’70s. Click here.
— MARVEL VALUE STAMPS Illustrated History Book Coming in 2020. Click here.
Sticker images from bubblegumcards.org.