Now That’s Some Prize!

Last week I took delivery of some 60s and 70s GREEN LANTERN issues – still trying to get a complete collection of that series though I’m now edging into the serious money section of my missing issues.

Anyway, while browsing through them I came across this ad:

Wow! The 60s were crazy, man! Like, really far out, you dig? You could totally win a

Like the ad says:

This was for real! You get to win a full size Gemini spacecraft!

Yeah, how’s it going to feel when you donate your prize to your city so that . . . wait, what?!

What a gip! You didn’t even get to keep it – you had to donate it to a city for a museum!

And one quick hunt on the internet seems to show that’s exactly what happened – a post from 2012 on this blog claims

a 13 year old from … Portland, Oregon won the prize.

and it ended up in the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, but if it’s still there, I can’t find a mention on the website.

But hey, at least a bunch of other kids got to enjoy it rather than it just sitting in some kid’s back yard until their parents got bored of it and sold it for scrap or something.

3 thoughts on “Now That’s Some Prize!

  1. Goddamn, that’s so messed up. It’s basically the equivalent of a rigged game you see at the fair, only more sneaky with the way it’s rigged. Then again, what the hell DO you do with a life-size replica of a NASA spacecraft? Rent it out or something?


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