Sunday, February 22, 2009

Baseball Card Inserts

Over the years, many different types of inserts have been included in packs of baseball cards to keep them interesting. Here are some from my collection.

In 1962, a set of 200 stamps were inserted. Here is the Mickey Mantle stamp.

In 1964 a set of 164 coins were inserted and in 1971, a 153 coin set. Here is a coin from 1964 and one from 1971.

In 1968, a 33 card baseball game set was issued.

In 1969, a set of 48 small decals were issued.

Also in 1969, a 35 card set of deckle edge cards were inserted.

In 1970, A set of comic like story booklets were issued.

In 1970 and 1971, a scratch off game of 24 was inserted.

But my all time favorite insert, which was around for many years and still is in some sets is.....THE GUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Oddball Matchbox Collectibles

Even though I primarily collect Matchbox Cars, I have a few non car items in my collection.

Here is a set of 4 erasers in the shapes of cars.

Here is a toy for a small child to play with in the bathtub.

Here is a bar of soap. To encourage children to use the soap, A small toy car was hidden in the middle that the child got to play with when the soap was all used up.

Along the same lines, here is a tube of body wash which also had a toy car in it.

Finally, here is a set of 3 bars of soap shaped like cars. They were packaged in a box that resembled a car transporter. This version was issued in France.