Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: TP Trading Cards
From: (Michelle L Zafron)
Date: 1991-04-09, 07:38

In article <>, SHARPIE%NETMON@ISUVAX.IASTATE.EDU (Sharpie) writes...
> >In article <>, (Jim Stafford) writes:
>> >>In article <> long-morrow@CS.Yale.EDU (H. Morrow Long) writes:

>>> >>>In article <1794@bbxsda.UUCP>, scott@bbxsda.UUCP (Scott Amspoker) writes:
>> >>-|> In article <> (Jim Stafford) writes:
>> >>-|> >Where can I get these cards?  Are they normally distributed or do I need to 
>> >>-|> >order them?  They'd fit in real nice with my Outer Limits and Munsters cards!

Usually you can find them in your average convenient store.  Failing that there
are always comic or specialty shops that usually carry that kind of item.

>> >>-What does the gum taste like after 28-or-so years ago?

Well once I found a pack of Star Wars cards I had and it still had the gum in 
it.  Like you I wondered what it would taste like.  Some advice: chuck the gum.
It's bad enough when fresh; it's godawful after 10 years.  I don't want to even
imagine what it would be like after 28 years.

> >I don't know about Outer Limit cards gum but I have a whole box of unopened
> >Dune cards.  I'm sure that that gum is pretty tastey already.  Some one
> >told me that the gum and wax can hurt the cards.  Can any one support this.
> >I'd hate to ruin a perfectly good picture of KMcL. 
> >Sharpie

The gum and wax after a prolonged period of time will damage the cards.  It 
leaves a permanent residue on the cards.  There are measures you can take to 
keep your cards in good condition.  If you just want to keep KMcL's face from
turning pink or whatever, open up the packages and throw the gum out.  If you
want to keep the cards you've acquired in the best condition for either monetary
or sentimental reasons, find a store or a dealer that specializes in baseball 
cards.  They'll have cases or containers that will keep the cards in the best 
possible condition.   
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