Saturday, February 6, 2010

1974 Wonder Bread Trading Cards

The following images and information come to us from our friend Jerry Beck. He also poses a question: how many more of these were made?

"This week on Facebook I posted five LOONEY TUNES COLLECTORS CARDS I saved from packages Wonder Bread in 1974. I'm sending you the scans if you want to use them on your website.


Does anyone have the whole set? I'd love to see the other cards in this series. I don't even know how many different cards there were. "


Best,

Jerry Beck









16 comments:

Anthony said...

Honey in that picture looks a lot like Lola Bunny (if she were dressed for the 70s)...

Matthew Hunter said...

Honey Bunny was essentially the inspiration for Lola Bunny. In fact, Honey was created for comic book stories, and never appeared in a single animated cartoon. Lola was created for "Space Jam", and a few comic book and webtoon appearances later, became Bugs' main squeeze. Both of them suck, in my opinion.

Devlin Thompson said...

I can't say how many cards are in the set, I can report that I've got a Superman card that's an exact match in its design, and is drawn by someone who is clearly not a superhero artist. I'll see if I can lay hands on it and give it a scan.

Retro Hound said...

I've posted some Wonder Bread cards at my blog. Battlestar Galactica, US History, and DC Comics. I remember these, but don't have them any more.

Bill the Splut said...

That is one seriously evil and psychotic looking Elmer. Even worse than in my favorite Bugs cartoon, "Easter Yeggs."

ELMER: "I'm waiting for the Easter Wabbit. When he comes in looking so fwuffy and cute with his wittle basket of Easter eggs... BANG! Easter Wabbit stew! HA HA HA!"

Julius Gryphon said...

I don't have any of the Wonderbread cards but I do have an old metal waste basket with that picture of Foghorn (including the speech bubble) on the side. Now, it finally makes a little bit of sense.

Devlin Thompson said...

Here are two more pieces of the puzzle:

http://bizarrowuxtry.blogspot.com/2010/02/1974-wonder-bread-trading-cards-mystery.html

Rick Roberts said...

That Elmer one scares the crap out of me; The rocking chair just seems to add an extra creep factor to his psychotic. *Shudder*

Andy Broome said...

This set of cards is known as 1974 Wonder Bread DC/Warner Bros.
The set consists of 30 cards featuring DC heroes and villans and Warner Bros. characters.

Mike Rhode said...

I don't remember these being from Wonder bread, which my mother wouldn't buy, but I've got some more of these iirc. When the east coast blizzard abates, I'll see if I can find them.

Ted Dawson said...

Check the results for googling "1974 Wonder Bread trading cards."

Anonymous said...

A quick search on ebay discovered someone selling a near complete set. This was a 30 card set inserted into wonder bread in 1974that included DC Comic characters and Warner Brother characters. The 30 cards in no special order
Superman
Clark Kent
Lois Lane
Batman
Robin
The Joker
The Riddler
Catwoman
The Penguin
Aquaman
Wonder Woman
Bugs Bunny
Elmer Fudd
Daffy Duck
Honey Bunny
Road Runner
Wile E Coyote
Tweety
Sylvester
Porky Pig
Foghord Leghorn
Henry Hawk
Yosemite Sam
Speedy Gonzales
Tasmanian Devil
Merlin the Magic Mouse
Pepe Le Pew
Beaky Blizzard
Cool Cat
Petunia Pig

Anonymous said...

A quick search on ebay discovered someone selling a near complete set. This was a 30 card set inserted into wonder bread in 1974that included DC Comic characters and Warner Brother characters. The 30 cards in no special order
Superman
Clark Kent
Lois Lane
Batman
Robin
The Joker
The Riddler
Catwoman
The Penguin
Aquaman
Wonder Woman
Bugs Bunny
Elmer Fudd
Daffy Duck
Honey Bunny
Road Runner
Wile E Coyote
Tweety
Sylvester
Porky Pig
Foghord Leghorn
Henry Hawk
Yosemite Sam
Speedy Gonzales
Tasmanian Devil
Merlin the Magic Mouse
Pepe Le Pew
Beaky Blizzard
Cool Cat
Petunia Pig

Ivellios. said...

Anthony said:
'Honey in that picture looks a lot like Lola Bunny'

I think that, technically speaking, Lola and Honey are the same character. Honey was planned to be put in Space Jam, however, some artists said that she looks too much like Bugs in drag so they needed to change her visual appearance. And, for some reasons, to change her name as well.

Some time ago I wrote an unofficial biography of Honey Bunny, putting in it everything I know about her creation, appearances in comics and on stage, merchandise, changes of her look, etc. May I post a link to it here? I don't want my comment to be considered as spam :P

Ivellios said...

Here's the biography of Honey Bunny I mentioned in my previous comment:
http://honeybunnyworld.com/site.php?lg=en&akcja=kategoria-tytul&id=1

It's divided into few parts.

Ivellios said...

I've found that on some cards the characters are miscolored. For example, Beaky Buzzard is purple: http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images2/1/0207/25/1_00d54362d88aaa43976004adbc8a3b79.jpg

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