GAG CARDS – Each Gag Card is a Carload of Laughs! 1958

One time when I was a kid, I stumbled across a cache of little white cards in my mother’s box of school mementos that she kept under her bed. She had collected the little business-style cards embossed with the names of her classmates, the kind of cards that seniors generally hand out with their yearbook picture. Mixed in with these cards, I found some that didn’t seem to fit. They were the same size, but had weird slogans printed on them instead of names. I surmised that they must have been jokes — even though I certainly did not understand what in the world they were about. I hadn’t thought of this experience until I saw this ad from the Sept. 1958 issue of ‘Teen Magazine for “Gag Cards.” This is exactly what those cards were! It’s kind of fun to look at these as an early form of text messaging or social networking. I realize the cards just contain goofy jokes and expressions, but they come from an era when teens didn’t have many avenues for getting their snark on. These gag cards allowed them to cut loose in at least some way, with some mild-mannered innuendo. These are relics from the original era of the teenager, ephemeral items that few probably thought worthy enough to save. I am definitely going to ask my Mom if she kept those cards now that I know what they are.

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GAG CARDS
Each Gag Card is a Carload of Laughs

…and only a little over a penny each!
Have fun with friends, relatives, family, school chums of business associates. You can get a total of 168 cards and signs…each one to fit a particular situation. You’ll be amazed at the fun you’ll have with these cards and signs…particularly when the card is close to the truth.

72 DIFFERENT CARDS $1.00
Plus 12 Terrific Signs
Two entirely different sets…no duplicates in either one…to choose from. Plus twelve signs included with each gag card set.

GUARANTEED FUN! GUARANTEED

We guarantee you a carload of laughs with your gag cards and sign set. If at any time, you are not satisfied that you have received teriffic value… just return for a full refund of every penny paid. That’s our simple guarantee.
NO COD’s SNET AT THESE LOW PRICES
GAG CARDS * BOX 36631 * HOLLYWOOD 36, CALIF.

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