Friday, April 23, 2010


Back in the late 80's, I was living in Dover, NJ.
I would walk down to the post office to mail cartoons and comic pages, and
on the trip back, I would stop into J.J. Newberry, a real old time five and dime store.
A little bit of everything in it.
So, I would go in, and poke around looking for interesting odds or ends.
On one of these return trips, I came upon these cards.
I was hooked after I opened my first pack. The gum was typical "card gum", in
that it was razor sharp and tasteless.
The cards' artwork were so over the top, I couldn't wait to buy the next pack.
Of course, I used the stickers, and now regret that I did.
Yet I like to think that someone got a kick out of being in the Dover library,
sitting at a table, and maybe dropping a pencil. They bend down to pick it up, and
notice, there on the under side of the table, a sticker depicting a Stegasaurus
or Triceratops munching down on some innocent pedestrians.
Anyhow, I will post a card or so every Friday.
Front and back.