As we are downsizing, my wife located a complete set of issuesof The Purple (our bi-annual literary magazine with prose, poetry, photography and some drawings). If anyone out there would like the 10 issues (November 1963 to May 1967) I will be glad to send them to a new home. Just let me know.
Rob Stevenson, 1967
Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Would be shocked if the HC archives don't already have copies of all The Purple issues. Somewhere I probably have a couple buried that a good friend wrote some poems but after most of those years (maybe 66&67). The most prolific writer, from my memory, was a different classmate, Ed Osowski who seemed to have at least contribution in every issue.
Same competitions in NJ (and another way was to slide them off a wall and trying to top a certain card on the ground. (Lost a Mickey Mantle triple crown card that way, Some kids also put them in bicycle wheels, hitting the spokes to make a sound as they rode. It did beat the hell out of each card. I saved my 1957 complete Topps for many years (in a salt water taffy box) and recently sold it for $1200. I also learned that sets after 1980 were not worth much at all (at this time).