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Old 02-12-2018, 04:01 PM
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Default Removing the original product from food product cards

I've wondered some about this. Would there be any reason/premium to having collectible items that are food related to still having them exactly as they were, with the product included?

Example:

1961 Post complete box with the cereal still inside
1977 RC Cans with cola in them
Bourbon decanters with the booze still in them
Bazooka boxes with the gum still in them


I still see Wheaties boxes with the cereal still in them. Why wouldn't there be a premium for such things?
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:28 PM
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Oh, just imagine a 1954 Wilson Franks card still in the original sealed package, with the hot dogs still in it!

Or a 1970s Hostess Twinkies card still with the two Twinkies in there!



Me think the cards would be destroyed by now!

And the hot dogs and twinkies??? FUGETABOOTIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:15 PM
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And the hot dogs and twinkies??? FUGETABOOTIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Au contraire mon frère. I would wager that those Twinkies and hot dogs would be well preserved knowing what they are made of. In fact, I've probably still got some undigested Twinkies in my belly from the '70s.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:00 AM
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I would bet there will always be a slight (to larger) premium on unopened items to some collectors, as long as the product inside keeps well. In addition to the Cereal (I don't have any full though), I do have a couple of those 80s Kraft Mac and Cheese boxes with the cut out cards & noodles still inside.

I also have a Pepsi can unopened from Michael Jackson's Dangerous Tour. The special kicker is the can was from Japan too.

One final thought. When Miller did the LA Dodgers cans and bottles with Dodgers on them in the 2000s, I tried to find someone in the LA area who could get me one each sealed. I failed, and settled for opened bottle and can. The funny thing is, those are damn near impossible to find, even empty. Weirdest thing...
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:46 AM
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I also have a bunch of the Kraft macaroni boxes with the Mac and cheese still inside. I figured those contents should be inert enough to not damage the cards on the outside of the box.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:01 AM
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Au contraire mon frère. I would wager that those Twinkies and hot dogs would be well preserved knowing what they are made of. In fact, I've probably still got some undigested Twinkies in my belly from the '70s.
If the Twinkies are anything like the cupcakes they'll probably be fine for quite a while.

I had a pack of cupcakes one day while sorting cards. Ate one, got busy, got pulled away for other stuff, forgot the cupcake.
Next time I could get back to the sorting was about three weeks later. The cupcake still seemed fine. Figured I'd leave it and see, expecting mold to start soon after. Checked it occasionally........Three YEARS later when we were moving the bookcase it was on to get a room ready for my first daughter, I finally threw It away. It was still soft, still smelled fresh, and the only thing that seemed to have happened was that a bit of the frosting had fallen off.
(Yes, sometimes I do crazy experiments. Someone has to do them. )
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:48 PM
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I have full Jello boxes some with the Jello still in them. Hockey and baseball cards. I have full cereal boxes with cereal still in them and Kraft Macaroni and cheese without the contents.
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Unused bread wrapper and Jumbo Sunflower with Ken Griffey Jr inside both
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I have a couple dozen Topps Gum tabs and a number of their early card issue penny packs from 1939-49 with the gum still intact-it's basically inert. Add a little more sugar though, like my late 50's/early 60's Bazooka packs and things get messy, so anything sweet might be a problem no matter what the packaging.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:37 PM
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I also have a bunch of the Kraft macaroni boxes with the Mac and cheese still inside. I figured those contents should be inert enough to not damage the cards on the outside of the box.
I once opened a box of dry pasta and found about a dozen weevils busily consuming the product. It had only been in the cupboard for about a month, so you never can tell about shelf life - you might want to start checking your collectible comestibles on a regular basis.
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