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JasonL
09-17-2010, 11:30 AM
Ya know?
I miss the distinctive smell of opening a new pack of gum & cardboard.

That's all I had to say, really.

anyone agree?

bobafett72
09-17-2010, 01:04 PM
doesnt heritage come with gum? they are all wrapped in plastic though! dont quite get the smell. I recall buying boxes of 84 OPC baseball in 1987, and i found that the canadian gum was still quite edible lol.

Doug
09-21-2010, 03:52 PM
doesnt heritage come with gum? they are all wrapped in plastic though! dont quite get the smell. I recall buying boxes of 84 OPC baseball in 1987, and i found that the canadian gum was still quite edible lol.

I was wondering about Topps Heritage too. I don't follow the new stuff so I'm not sure. You could always buy some 1987 Topps wax packs and chew the gum out of them. Actually, it just melts in your mouth and has an awful taste after all these years. I don't know what possessed me to actually try and chew it, but I did for some reason and I wouldn't recommend it...

Griffins
09-21-2010, 03:56 PM
Heritage does. I buy a case every year.
Tastes and smells just like the stuff we grew up with.

GrayGhost
09-22-2010, 09:21 AM
1981 Fleer and Donruss gum is still edible today..haha. Once, bout 1988 or so, a guy was at a card show I promoted, set up, and had found some boxes of 62 and 63 topps baseball in an old store. He opened a pack as an "attraction" at the show. After pulling a PRISTINE Brock rookie, I attempted to chew a corner of the hideous "blackish" gum. Tasted like dirt and burned toast rolled into one.

Ah, the days.......:o

Doug
09-22-2010, 11:10 AM
For some reason I figured I wasn't the only person on here that had actually tried to chew a piece of 20+ year old gum... :D

Robextend
09-22-2010, 02:31 PM
I did the same last year with a pack of 1987 Topps that I had bought to relive my youth.

Agreeing with Doug, the gum kind of disintegrated in my mouth and tasted absolutely brutal.

Beatles Guy
09-22-2010, 03:04 PM
That Heritage gum is horrid. I don't think they use the same stuff as the 80's packs, but then my taste buds could have changed :)

Doug
09-23-2010, 10:04 AM
I thought that Heritage gum tasted awful compared to the stuff from the mid '80s. Of course compared to what the mid '80s gum tastes like today I think I'd go with the Heritage kind now. :)

Jayjones82
09-27-2010, 07:50 AM
I cracked open a couple of '78 Topps packs the other day and "chewed" the gum...wasn't that bad (for the 1.8 seconds it lasted before dissolving)