I have a miniature breadbox full of plastic charms from the Fifties. Among them are Jackie Robinson’s photo, a hamburger, the usual animals. I had my Mothers before I collected, but unfortunately was so young that I managed to lose them all. Well, does anyone trade or know of a trading site or buying site?? It is great to know others love them!
This wasn’t a charm but it got you a candy bar when you were lucky enough too get one. Does any one know where I can find out more about it,I know it was back in the 40’s and early 50’s that they put them in gumball machines they were called a B-Ball. Thanks wallace Kerr
wow…gottem, needham brings back the finest memories
To All- I have two cards that I want to sell. both are worht 60 dollars and iam looking to sell them for about 40-50 dollars. One is a Mike Piazza 1996 Leaf Preffered Steel GOLD and the other is a Sammy Sosa Leaf Preffered Steel GOLD also. If anyone is interested or if anyone things someone might be interested e-mail me at Dukefan08 [at] yahoo [dot] com. …
Do they flip them or play any of the other card games we grew up with or are they just for trading? For $10.00 a pack, I’d immediately wrap them in plastic, store them out of th light and never touch!
I overheard a conversation between my son and his friends about their Pokemon cards. My son had just got a very valuable card “Charizard,” a holigraphic card. His older friends (9 year olds) were shocked. “You got Charizard? How much did you have to pay for it?” At first he said “I don’t know,” then he said “oh yeah 10 bucks,” which is actually not so far off for the pack of ten. They as surprised at how cheap it was as we were realizing how expensive this could be. All the boys then proceeded to beg him to trade. He didn’t at first, but finally the temptation overwhelmed him and he relented to a deal. The other boy quickly called “No tradebacks.” As the details of the transaction spread around the block, the children concluded that the older boy had taken advantage of my son and the pressure began. “You should give him back the card,” they sai “I called no tradebacks.” “We’re not going to play with you anymore. We won’t even talk to you.” Evil potions were concocted made of soap, grass and leaves. The pressure was on. At first JJ claimed he had lost the card, but finally relented and the cards were re-exchanged. Everthing was back to how it had been and order was restored in the universe for the young children on the block.
I still have my whole charm collection in an old Savarin coffee can. Somehow it managed to survive the years. There are false teeth, hot dogs, tiny decks of cards, and the much sought after gun and holster which actually come apart. At a penny apiece, I must have spent hundreds of dollars, but I treasure them and every once in awhile I go through them and have as much fun now as I did when I was a kid. …