I would try to enter sweepstakes like this all the time, but after putting everything together and in an envelope, I would usually have to forget it after I realized I didn’t have access to stamps. For some reason they were like gold in my house growing up and like batteries, were very guarded and rationed.
If I did enter this contest as a kid, I can tell you without any proof, which prize I wanted them to send me. It was the Watchman. The idea of portable entertainment has always appealed to me and while I never did get that Watchman, I was eventually able to get a portable B&W TV. We took it on a trip to Florida one year and I wish I could bottle the wonder and excitement I felt while watching Saturday Morning cartoons while traveling down the NJ Turnpike.
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