Thursday, March 7, 2013

1987 Hostess #5

Card Review: 5.6  This is another card I've seen pop up on ebay with some regularity but never pulled the trigger on due to pricing.  When it popped up on sportslots for a reasonable price I happily pulled the trigger.  Like the '93 Humpty Dumpty, every ebay listing I'd ever seen failed to mention the size, or rather, lack thereof.  At full size this would easily be one of my favorite odd-ball issues.  But it's tiny.

Number of this card in my collection: 1
2014 update: 2
2015 update: n/a
2016 update: 3
2017 update: 4
2018 update: n/a
2019 update: n/a
2020 update: n/a
2021 update: 5
2022 update: 6


A reader (in a comment below) has informed me that this is in fact a sticker.  They came in bags of chips and stores offered a poster on which they could be stuck to build a set.  If anyone has a photo of the poster, please share it with me.


  1. They were inside bags of potato chips and whatnot back in the day. The grocery stores had posters where you could put all the stickers in a rectangle around the logo. I did complete the set back then on the poster.

    The logo with the #5 in it is the mascot of Hostess chips, one of the Munchies.