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September 3rd, 2000

Pac Man Scratchers

I was digging through some old boxes from my childhood recently and came across a stack of these:

Pac Man Scratch-off card

Does anyone remember these? -ram

Posted in Childhood Memories

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday September 3, 2000 -- 10:27:07PM
Let me be the first to ask...What?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday September 4, 2000 -- 12:17:46AM
As you can probably tell from the image, this was a Pac Man scratch-off game. You scratched off the little circles as if you were Pac Man going around the board. You got points for each white dot (1 point) as well as for each blue monster (10 points) and cherries (50 points). You continued until you got three red, orange, or pink monsters. The game card above scored me 95 points. :)

These were released by Fleer around 1983 or 1984, I believe (though it may have been earlier).

FROM: Terry Murphy
DATE: Monday September 4, 2000 -- 12:46:10AM
Ryan -

I think our confusion stems from the fact that the picture shows up as a one-pixel long vertical line on IE5. On my laptop (IE4, I think), it shows up as nothing at all!

I noticed you had width="" for the picture. Perhaps IE thinks this means width=0 or width=1? In any case, I loaded the picture just with the URL for the picture and it looked fine.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday September 4, 2000 -- 1:35:30PM
Oh Crap. :)

Sorry guys... it should be fixed now. I had done that with the intention of inserting the values before I uploaded it. And I don't use IE on my home machine, so I wouldn't have noticed... thanks, Terry.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday September 4, 2000 -- 3:00:54PM
Now that I can see it I have one question . . . What?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday September 4, 2000 -- 8:08:31PM
Yep, Ryan, I had those. I remember them for Frogger as well - just worked out the same way! If I can find those, I'll scan them, but don't hold your breath.

Great jogging of the ol' noggin. :)

FROM: Old Fezziwig
DATE: Tuesday September 5, 2000 -- 3:15:21PM
I had lots of these little buggers when I was a tot! I loved 'em!
-Old Fezz

DATE: Monday February 26, 2001 -- 2:04:58PM
i had lots of these...they used to come with that hard pink bubble gum

DATE: Sunday November 10, 2002 -- 8:44:21 am
I loved those cards. I remember when I was like 8 or 9 yrs old I had like a few hundred stickers and rub offs. I now have none and looking to find these 20 sum yr old stickers. :)
I think their were like 45 stickers in the set and each pack came with 3 stickers and 3 rub offs and nasty pink gum.

FROM: Kevin Jay North
DATE: Thursday April 24, 2003 -- 7:33:59 am
There's not a lot of information on the web about Pac-Man Stickers and Rub-Offs, so a couple of months ago I created a new web site dedicated to them. The site is:


-- Kevin Jay North

FROM: Mindy
DATE: Tuesday July 27, 2004 -- 11:11:59 pm
does anyone know where i could purchase some of these cards.. my mom used to buy them for me and she has passed away i would really like to have some to show my son..

Lucy February 5, 2008, 6:48 am

I loved these things when I was a kid! I managed to buy some on eBay a couple of years ago, but beware. The gold dots have become fused to the cards now, and they’re pretty much impossible to scratch off without completely destroying the card. It doesn’t matter what you use. Your fingernail, a coin, a knife, a machine gun… those dots won’t budge.

LEon September 22, 2008, 1:36 am

I still have one left untouched from my childhood for memory sake. it’s here!6D05D1D3273838C4!1284.entry

Quin August 29, 2011, 7:39 pm

I have a shoe box of the pacman stickers and unused ruboff game email if intersted email me

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