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    Circa 1960 Trading Card & Bubble Gum Vending Machine With Over 80 Uncirculated Cards. 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 two cents. The cards currently on display behind the glass are as found, the cards included have called this nostalgic gem home for the last 50+ years. The machine is in operating order and all original. The only modern feature s are the keys to open the top portion so you can switch out the cards and gum as you prefer. The candy in the center section is vintage and should you choose to consume one is it at your own risk. A great reminder of a bygone era. Dimensions are approx. 6x13x13". Overall condition is excellent with minor areas of rust and some surface scratches and is just a little dusty. Also included are 82 cards from the 1961 Topps baseball series. There is some duplication, stars include Herzog, Podres, Pinson (3), Score, Triandos, Alston (2), Houk, Lopez, Turley and Drysdale (GD). Cards are uncirculated and have day-old looking gloss, ink, corner and surface quality. Centering and edge stains that affect about 20% of the cards so cards technically grade EX to NM with a handful lesser.

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