AIDS Awareness Trading Cards

1 Dec

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, today’s blog is about the AIDS Awareness Trading Cards we found in the Linda Alband (#2003-09) collection.

These trading cards come from papers collected by journalist Randy Shilts’ business manager, Linda Alband. The cards were published by Eclipse Enterprises, Forestville, California, circa 1993. Instead of gum, each pack included a condom. The same company tackled controversial political subjects and produced the True Crime, Real War Stories, Drug Wars, Iran-Contra Scandal and Friendly Dictator series of trading cards (among others). The cards creators include William Livingstone (text) and Gary Louden (art) and Charles Hiscock (art).

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