Monday, May 25, 2020
1971 Fleer Sneekies Plastic Stickers
Featured in this post: a pack of 1971 Fleer Sneekies plastic stickers. Note: some people label these as 1967. I couldn't find a definitive answer, so I picked 1971. The wrapper is bright yellow with bright pink and blue accents/banners. These stickers are supposed to worn on your "sneakers and loafers!" There are 12 different sticker cards in the set. Inside the pack is one set of stickers, an instruction card, and a piece of gum.
Well, the gum is more like "pieces" of gum after all these years. I asked my daughter if she wanted to try some, but I raised her better than that and she smartly refused:
The instruction card explains how to apply the stickers. I know I have said this before in other sticker-related posts, but just how dumb were we back then? We didn't know how STICKERS worked!? Holy smokes, man:
And with that, we come to the reason we're here today! I present the SNEEKIES:
There are a random selection of names, some goofy sayings, and a couple other stickers for good measure. Apparently, we had to be told which foot is which as well as how to apply the things. For the record, they call them "plastic stickers," but we would call them vinyl today. I guess in those days, "vinyl" was reserved for records.