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grenda12
01-05-2010, 12:39 AM
I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about these 2 vintage White Sox popcorn megaphones. Like what year they actually came from. I thought 50s and 70s.

1950s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/Horn.jpg?t=1262705949)
1970s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/010410.jpg)

michned
01-05-2010, 01:07 AM
I ate my fair share of popcorn out of the 70s one.

DumpJerry
01-05-2010, 01:08 AM
What do you want to know? They held popcorn.

gr8mexico
01-05-2010, 01:10 AM
What do you want to know? They held popcorn.
Thanks for the great input.
She wants to know the exact year the popcorn holders where used.
The Red one looks like to be from the early 70's
http://www.westtownarts.com/images/3.jpg
1970's White Sox Ad

DumpJerry
01-05-2010, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the great input.
She wants to know the exact year the popcorn holders where used.
The Red one looks like to be from the early 70's
http://www.westtownarts.com/images/3.jpg
1970's White Sox Ad
I went to a lot of Sox games in the early 70's. They held popcorn. They were phased out over the decade, but I don't remember when they finally vanished. They were long gone by the time Disco Demolition took place.

roylestillman
01-05-2010, 07:38 AM
I nearly wept when I saw these... I would play with them for weeks after bringing them home from the game

I don't remember the round ones in the first picture, but I do remember that red design on the squarer style megaphone in the second picture. That must have been the 60's design.

Somebody needs to shoot an email off to Brooks about getting those back.

LITTLE NELL
01-05-2010, 09:12 AM
Too bad you could not come up with one from the 60s when I was a vendor at Comiskey (and Wrigley and the Stadium). They were of the square variety but with the 50s uniforms. Just imagine, for a buck you could get a hot dog, a coke , popcorn and a bag of peanuts and still get a dime back in change. Beer was 1 dollar but I was only 16 and could not sell beer. The Urinal sold little bags of popcorn for 10 cents. The best thing the Urinal had was the vendor who walked the concourse between the lower boxes and grandstand with a solid grill on wheels and sold Smokey Links. The Frosty Malts were pretty good also but the baseball was really bad, Cub bad.

g0g0
01-05-2010, 09:19 AM
Is there a name for that guy on those popcorn holders?? I've always seen him but never knew if he had a name. They should go back to using him in promotions - he rocks!

SaltyPretzel
01-05-2010, 10:04 AM
I went to a lot of Sox games in the early 70's. They held popcorn. They were phased out over the decade, but I don't remember when they finally vanished. They were long gone by the time Disco Demolition took place.

I don't think so. I went to my first game in 1981 and I clearly remember them.

rdwj
01-05-2010, 10:23 AM
I LOVED those things as a kid. If they want to revitalize popcorn sales, the Sox should seriously consider bringing those back. I'd imagine they'd be a huge hit with kids and adults.

FielderJones
01-05-2010, 11:14 AM
Somebody needs to shoot an email off to Brooks about getting those back.

I'd imagine they'd be a huge hit with kids and adults.

No need, the research has already been done. Young fans don't want anything to do with old-fashioned baseball experiences like organ music or popcorn megaphones. They prefer eardrum-shattering hip-hop between batters and that's how we spell rowdie.

grenda12
01-05-2010, 01:28 PM
I ate my fair share of popcorn out of the 70s one.

I went to a lot of Sox games in the early 70's. They held popcorn. They were phased out over the decade, but I don't remember when they finally vanished.

I nearly wept when I saw these... I would play with them for weeks after bringing them home from the game

I don't remember the round ones in the first picture, but I do remember that red design on the squarer style megaphone in the second picture. That must have been the 60's design.

Too bad you could not come up with one from the 60s when I was a vendor at Comiskey (and Wrigley and the Stadium). They were of the square variety but with the 50s uniforms. Just imagine, for a buck you could get a hot dog, a coke , popcorn and a bag of peanuts and still get a dime back in change. Beer was 1 dollar but I was only 16 and could not sell beer. The Urinal sold little bags of popcorn for 10 cents. The best thing the Urinal had was the vendor who walked the the concourse between the lower boxes and grandstand with a solid grill on wheels and sold Smokey Links. The Frosty Malts were pretty good also but the baseball was really bad, Cub bad.

This might be a tough one, but does anyone remember the price to get popcorn in the 70s megaphone? Was it $1?

roylestillman
01-05-2010, 01:56 PM
This might be a tough one, but does anyone remember the price to get popcorn in the 70s megaphone? Was it $1?

A 1971 program lists the price of Popcorn as 25 cents. A bottle of Falstaff ran you 60 cents. A Lazar kosher dog was 50 cents.

MeteorsSox4367
01-05-2010, 02:06 PM
No need, the research has already been done. Young fans don't want anything to do with old-fashioned baseball experiences like organ music or popcorn megaphones. They prefer eardrum-shattering hip-hop between batters and that's how we spell rowdie.


Love the sarcasm. Thanks for giving me a good laugh at work.

Carolina Kenny
01-05-2010, 03:25 PM
I went to a lot of Sox games in the early 70's. They held popcorn. They were phased out over the decade, but I don't remember when they finally vanished. They were long gone by the time Disco Demolition took place.

I have one of these. Should I sell it on Ebay and retire to Arizona?

grenda12
01-05-2010, 03:47 PM
I have one of these.

Which one?

TheVulture
01-05-2010, 04:19 PM
I went to a lot of Sox games in the early 70's. They held popcorn. They were phased out over the decade, but I don't remember when they finally vanished. They were long gone by the time Disco Demolition took place.

I don't know about that, I remember them as a kid and I didn't go to a game until '81.

Medford Bobby
01-05-2010, 04:24 PM
I have one of these. Should I sell it on Ebay and retire to Arizona?
I already live in Arizona so sell it to me............:wink:

gr8mexico
01-05-2010, 05:01 PM
I have one of these. Should I sell it on Ebay and retire to Arizona?
Maybe Detroit not Arizona :D:

Bucky F. Dent
01-05-2010, 06:49 PM
I ate my fair share of popcorn out of the 70s one.


Yeah - I just had a flashback!:)

KnightSox
01-05-2010, 07:22 PM
I don't think so. I went to my first game in 1981 and I clearly remember them.I remember getting one at a game in '85.

It's Dankerific
01-05-2010, 07:25 PM
I have one that my father marked with the date and score of my first baseball game. 1982.

DrCrawdad
01-05-2010, 09:49 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about these 2 vintage White Sox popcorn megaphones. Like what year they actually came from. I thought 50s and 70s.

1950s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/Horn.jpg?t=1262705949)
1970s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/010410.jpg)

I distinctly remember the 1970's popcorn megaphones. I remember walking in the furthest east entrance and walking past the popcorn vendor making huge batches of popcorn.

Hum...Popcorn...

BainesHOF
01-05-2010, 11:04 PM
I have one of these. Should I sell it on Ebay and retire to Arizona?

In all seriousness, my guess is you'd receive a decent buck for it. I'm thinking at least $20, and maybe a lot more. After all, how many survived in good shape? (I have the one from the '70s.)

grenda12
01-06-2010, 12:10 AM
In all seriousness, my guess is you'd receive a decent buck for it. I'm thinking at least $20, and maybe a lot more. After all, how many survived in good shape? (I have the one from the '70s.)

Youd be surprised. I paid around $40 for the 1950s one and $23 for the 1970s one. The 1950s is in good used shape, the 1970s is in near mint condition, it hasnt even been opened; its still flat. The only reason I got the 1970s one so cheap is it ended at a bad time of day. The question isnt how many survived in good shape, its how many actually survived?

HITMEN OF 77
01-06-2010, 12:48 AM
I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about these 2 vintage White Sox popcorn megaphones. Like what year they actually came from. I thought 50s and 70s.

1950s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/Horn.jpg?t=1262705949)
1970s (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/grenda12/CWS%20Popcorn%20Megaphones/010410.jpg)

The first came out in the early 60's. It originally had a "stopper" on the small end.

The other "Fighting Sox" one is from the early 70's. I know its featured in a few programs in 1972.

If your looking for giveaways or items from Sox Park from that era, the hardest thing to find are the backpacks that were given out in 1971 or 1972. They are bright orange in color. I'll have to see if I can dig mine out and take a photo.

PopsBrechtel
01-06-2010, 04:14 PM
I remember these popcorn megaphones. I loved getting the popcorn each time I attended a game back in the day. :smile:

grenda12
01-08-2010, 05:41 PM
If your looking for giveaways or items from Sox Park from that era, the hardest thing to find are the backpacks that were given out in 1971 or 1972. They are bright orange in color. I'll have to see if I can dig mine out and take a photo.

Never seen or heard of. A pic would be great.