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DRIVING RELATIONSHIPS HAS HOT TRADING CARD SPREE ALREADY PEAKED? (PAGE 1/2)

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Chances are you won't find a slab of bubble gum inside, but you could be holding the hottest card at Denny's next swap meet or the local agricultural exposition.

Move over Barbie, Beavis and Butt-head, and Mickey Mantle. Meet the trading cards of the '90s: Whether hologrammed to the hilt or drenched in nostalgia, a broadening array of consumer products has entered the wacky world of trading cards.

Among the more unusual issues: Cards for Sears Craftsman tools, Winnebago recreational vehicles, John Deere and Caterpillar tractors, Goodyear Tire's Ageless Iron antique tractors and even Milk-Bone dog biscuits with its 1992 homage to drug-sniffing canines.

The trading card industry grew to a $2 (continued)

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