Monday, April 4, 2011
In 1965, Topps issued the "Monster Greeting Cards" series. Also called "Monster Greetings", there were 50 cards in the set. The cards were sold in wax packs typical of the day. The card fronts were designed by Robert Crumb. This was around the period when Crumb began to drop acid and subsequently moved to San Francisco where he created such characters as Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont. He went on to become one of the most celebrated underground cartoonists in history. The card backs featured photographs along with the punch line. It is believed that the people posing in the photos were employees of Topps. The card set, in near mind condition, is currently valued at $100 - $150.
[Card submitted by Doug of DOUG'S HALL OF FLAME]