|2007 Upper Deck Game-Chewed Gum Relic #UD-KG #/5|
The rumors were true. I'm happy to say that this Hall of Fame wad does not disappoint.
I've been trying to pin down the brand of gum Junior chews from this sample. I originally suspected Big League Chew, but there is a certain pliability that is missing in the surface area of the wad that suggests this thing is sugar-free, a wise choice as Junior's success gut was at its peak around this time.
Being the dedicated cardboardologist I am, I took it to the next level and removed a tiny sample from the main wad for a once-over. The flavor remains surprisingly intact, and this thing chews more like Orbit than, say, a Super Bubble or a Wrigley's. That also follows given the time period Junior chewed this particular gum. You remember the commercials, right? Cuz I sure as hell do.
|Hubba Bubba, amiright?|
If you look really hard you can see a lil' chunk of popcorn kernel that must have been stuck in Junior's molar, possibly from a matinee of Shrek the Third given the time period. You can't deny it - this is as close to the game as you can get. Maybe a little too close.