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Who's used one of these before?

I was going thru a few of my old cards that I dragged out of the SDB that I am considering sending in for grading. Here's two:

My guess is that many of my '69's came from one of these:

Mom would be getting her hair done at one of those old stinky hair salons and I would walk over to the nearby Ben Franklin "5 and Dime" store.

I got to wondering how many out there have ever slid a nickel into one of these old machines? Did you hang onto your prizes as long as I did?

Mark

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  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was a shop in mystic, CT, in the late 80s that still had one. Great times.

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  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:
    There was a shop in mystic, CT, in the late 80s that still had one. Great times.

    Yeah the bubble gum was crappy anyway. Kept the flavor for 2 minutes and rock hard. Not too many gum stains on my old cards.

    Mark

  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! All youngsters here?? LOL!

    Mark

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A long time ago I played a pinball machine that dispensed sports cards after the game was over. Machine was located at a batting cage business. Only one card and usually a common was the prize. The machine was not sports related either. That was the only time I saw such a machine.

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  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    Never saw one before. I used to get cards from vending machines in the 90s which looked much like a junk food vending machine.

    It would be cool to have one of those in the collection room.

  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JolleyWrencher said:
    Never saw one before. I used to get cards from vending machines in the 90s which looked much like a junk food vending machine.

    It would be cool to have one of those in the collection room.

    I'll bet one third to half of the cards I collected during that time frame came out of that machine @ Ben Franklin... the remainder did include crappy gum. I guess that's why I seeing a picture of this brought back quite a smile. Would be a cool addition to a man cave if I had one.

    Mark

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