Marvel Topps Stickers 1975 & 1976
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wormboy   
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Hi Everyone,

As a kid my bunk bed was plastered with these stickers. I loved the heroes and the horror, but my favorite was always Black Widow :cloud9:

I collect these stickers and cards, and thought I'd share what I've learned while collecting the sets. 

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wormboy   
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This is how I keep them: In top loaders with one set on the right and one on the left.

 

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Empty wax packs in the front to remind me which set is which.

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shadroch   
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Nice. There is an earlier set of stickers, as well, right?

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wormboy   
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Thanks.

Yeah, there was a Donruss set from the late sixties I believe, but not an earlier Topps set.

I collect marvel stuff from 1970 to 1980.

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makeminemarvel   
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Very cool.  I collected baseball cards as a 9-10 year old in that era (and still do) and I am surprised I never had any of these.  Don't remember ever seeing them available...love your collection!

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jools&jim   
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WOW! Outstanding information...thanks for taking the time to do this.

I have always loved these, and have a complete set of the '76 stickers (still missing a few of the checklist cards/puzzle pieces)...

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Brian48   
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Wonderful memories.  Loved that series when I was a kid.  Chewed the gum right away and stuck the stickers virtually every where. 

I actually came across an unopened box at a local collectibles shop while vacationing in Cape Code about 3 years.  Was tempted to pick it up, but decided not to get caught up in that collecting niche.

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seanfingh   
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My bedroom was festooned with these stickers, as well as the larger DC stickers (which did not have any "clever" word bubbles, as I recall.) Thank you for posting this!!!

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greggy   
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I am pretty sure that there is a back cover colour variant of one of the sets, as I bought one in Charlotte a few years ago.

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Dick Pontoon   
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I started collecting these at the same time or right before I started collecting funnybooks. Unlike my OO comics though, these were lost to the sands of time. I often think that it would be nice to collect them again but have never taken the plunge to avoid spreading myself too thin.

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batmiesta   
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I remember spending all my scool money on these to complete a full set, the British versions were slightly different I think. 

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namisgr   
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Good stuff in the thread.  (thumbsu

The quips sound like pure Stan.

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wormboy   
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10 hours ago, makeminemarvel said:


Very cool.  I collected baseball cards as a 9-10 year old in that era (and still do) and I am surprised I never had any of these.  Don't remember ever seeing them available...love your collection!

Wow I'm surprised too. They were front and center at my corner 7-11 :cloud9:

Thanks!

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wormboy   
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7 hours ago, Brian48 said:

Wonderful memories.  Loved that series when I was a kid.  Chewed the gum right away and stuck the stickers virtually every where. 

I actually came across an unopened box at a local collectibles shop while vacationing in Cape Code about 3 years.  Was tempted to pick it up, but decided not to get caught up in that collecting niche.

Yeah, I hear you about opening up new collecting niches. This one is more fun though, because it's cheap! You can find them and get a fix for just a couple of bucks. I am super focused on just a few things (this being one of them), but I still need enough room to move around (when one niche gets hot buy another that's not). Thanks!

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