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Kitchen Sink Press 20th Aniv Trading Card Set


Kitchen Sink Press 20th Aniv Trading Card Set
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    KITCHEN SINK PRESS 20th ANNIVERSARY Trading Card Set (1988). (NO BOX)

    [Also known as "Kitchen Sink Cards" from title on card backs.]

    To celebrate its twentieth anniversary of publishing Kitchen Sink Press (founded in 1969) issued an eclectic set of 36 trading cards in late 1988. These were distributed in an unusual manner, explaining why they are difficult to find, especially in full sets. The cards were not sold. They were shipped to cooperating comics retailers at the pace of several cards per month throughout late '88 and the anniversary year. Retailers were expected, in turn, to freely pass the cards along to appropriate customers, but were given no incentive other than brand loyalty. Given the vagaries of such a voluntary system, it's a wonder that any fans in 1989 assembled a full set.

    The set promoted existing and upcoming projects with card text by Dave Schreiner (author of Kitchen Sink Press: The First 25 Years). The publishing house had a decidedly diverse line, combining underground comix, graphic novels and classic strip reprints. As a result, this is likely to be the only card set ever produced that combines the likes of Robert Crumb and Milton Caniff. It is impossible to sum up this offbeat set in a single paragraph, so we are listing and describing the cards in numeric order below. (If you need individual cards to complete your set, we may be able to help you at $ 2.00 /card (inquire by emailing our ordering dept) $25.00 for full set.

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    Kitchen Sink Press 20th Aniv Trading Card Set

    KITCHEN SINK PRESS 20th ANNIVERSARY Trading Card Set (1988). (NO BOX)

    [Also known as "Kitchen Sink Cards" from title on card backs.]

    To celebrate its twentieth anniversary of publishing Kitchen Sink Press (founded in 1969) issued an eclectic set of 36 trading cards in late 1988. These were distributed in an unusual manner, explaining why they are difficult to find, especially in full sets. The cards were not sold. They were shipped to cooperating comics retailers at the pace of several cards per month throughout late '88 and the anniversary year. Retailers were expected, in turn, to freely pass the cards along to appropriate customers, but were given no incentive other than brand loyalty. Given the vagaries of such a voluntary system, it's a wonder that any fans in 1989 assembled a full set.

    The set promoted existing and upcoming projects with card text by Dave Schreiner (author of Kitchen Sink Press: The First 25 Years). The publishing house had a decidedly diverse line, combining underground comix, graphic novels and classic strip reprints. As a result, this is likely to be the only card set ever produced that combines the likes of Robert Crumb and Milton Caniff. It is impossible to sum up this offbeat set in a single paragraph, so we are listing and describing the cards in numeric order below. (If you need individual cards to complete your set, we may be able to help you at $ 2.00 /card (inquire by emailing our ordering dept) $25.00 for full set.

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     more images - 1
     more images - 2
     more images - 3
     close-up of card backside
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