Saturday, November 30, 2019

Want Some 23-Year-Old Gum?

I've had this card for a while.  In 1996 Big League Chew offered it as a promotion with their gum.  Send in three UPC seals and you would get an autographed card of Billy Williams, Brooks Robinson, or Juan Marichal.

Recently I stumbled upon an auction for the actual gum pack.  I was the lone bidder and got the gum for a bargain.

The pack is pretty firm.  I'm not sure what has happened to the gum inside over the past 23 years.  My guess it that time is not kind to gum.  As a perfectionist, I could never open the pack to find out.


The Ebay deal was for two packs.  I'm not as concerned about the condition of a Juan Marichal pack.  I've been tempted to open it, but haven't yet.



  1. Ohh, that sound sounds fun! I think you should go for it!

  2. These unopened pouches are sweet! That 3 UPC seals for an autograph was one heck of a deal. I wish I would have taken advantage of that offer. I loved Big League Chew when I was a kid.