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    1950's Trading Card & Bubble Gum Vending Machine With Stand. One of the great laments of the baseball card collecting hobby is the death of the bubble gum tradition, those sugary treats that added that extra fun to the opening of wax packs. A variation on that extinct theme was the vending machine that let kids satisfy their sugar cravings and love of saving trading cards for the price of 25-cents. The cards currently on display behind the glass are not original. The inner space for holding cards is large enough to hold the larger pre-1957 Topps sized cards. The machine is in operating order and all original, the stand and small areas of the machine have been repainted. A pair of Chicago Lock Co. keys is included allowing one to open the top. Vending machine dimensions are approx. 13" x 13" x 6," with the stand it is over 4 feet tall! Overall condition is excellent with minor areas of rust and small areas of missing paint. Inside are columns of modern cards from the 1980's to 2000's (mostly 1990's) with some stars and a few HoFers (Ex-MT or better). A terrific reminder of a more innocent era.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
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