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Groovy Gumball Cards


If there ever was a quintessential “impulse buy” for kids, the storefront candy gumball vending machine was it. During their heyday in the 60’s and 70’s you could find a red metal and glass machine filled with candy, fake tattoos and plastic eyeballs in front of any variety or candy store. To be “with it” and “happening” with precocious preteens the vending advertising cards were quick to incorporate the “flower power” and trippy psychedelic imagery of the times.

Right on!