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Old School: The Monster Card Collection

Back in the day, before the Internet and Cable TV, there were monster trading cards for you to spend loads of nickels and dimes on as you tried to get The Addams Family series in its entirety. (And, oh, the cavities from that pink bubble gum!) The thing about monster cards of yore is that they rarely tried to scare you. Often, the card companies would add a corny line of humor, perhaps because they didn’t want the government to peer over their shoulders to say they were trying to frighten America’s impressionable youth. Here, I present Lurch from The Addams Family, singing a Beatles song alongside a gorilla that might be Konga. Click the image for a detailed view then note the cheesy joke on the back of the card.

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