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We continue a MONTH of I Saw It Advertised One Day! Each day this January you’ll get a piece looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads!
Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.
Decades before “Moneyball” explained that there was a market imbalance in the way that players with high on base percentages were treated (a balance that has since been totally corrected, by the way, as teams like the Yankees and the Red Sox began jumping all over players who walked a lot), here is a Wheaties ad celebrating walks!!
My pal Lyle sent in this 1967 ad from an Archie comic where they showed the girl version of wearing a glue-on goatee/sideburns…
Reader Jamie sent in this 1951 ad that goes along with yesterday’s female corset ad…
That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature here, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not make suggestions in the comment section, so that they can still be a surprise for future readers! In fact, I think I’ll just delete comments that contain future suggestions.
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