This Is What Kids Did For Fun In The 80s

Josh at GeekSix unearthed a comic book ad that might be familiar to you if you were a kid in the 80s. Olympic Sales Club was one of those door-to-door greeting card companies that enlisted kids across the country to sell crap to neighbors in exchange for merch your parents wouldn’t buy you.

For adults, multi-page direct mail letters tend to get good response rates; Olympic figured out how to get a similar response from kids by cramming a single comic book page with as many damned items as they could fit. (Like Josh, I sold for Olympic. I ended up with a Kodamatic.)

Also, their CSRs looked a little like Sea Monkeys.

“I was a preteen greeting card salesman” [GeekSix]