This vintage, metal coin-operated machine once dispensed cards from the 1957 Topps Baseball Set to children looking to get a piece of gum; now it is an outstanding collectible itself. Its blazing red color and appearance are not affected by the moderate scrapes and paint chips along the top and outermost edges of this machine. The inner decal is original and affixed to the center glass, which displays the "1 cent" price. There are several scrapes along the lower face of the machine, and stamped next to its center steel knob on front is, “Premiere Gum and Card Vendor, Mfg by Oak Mfg Co Inc California”.
The vending machine comes with a working key, two 1957 Topps cards (Aparicio and Groat) and measures 40" in height. The stand is not original which currently renders this machine non-functional. However, extra original parts are included which possibly allow for a "fix it yourself" project. This machine is a tangible representation of the historic connection between sports cards and Americana. Due to the weight of this collectible, shipping may be substantial.