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The History of the Blisterpack
Otto Kuhni, the artistic mastermind behind early blisterpack designs, played a pivotal role. Before 1989, dating blisterpacks could be a real challenge. Initially, Mattel cards lacked names, featuring only the Collector's Button. In 1973, they introduced names on the blisterpacks, but this wasn't foolproof, and years were still missing. From 1974, they seemed to produce batches of cards, sometimes leading to overproduction. It became evident, especially in 1976 and 1977, that the back of the card was made separately, with the front applied later to match the casting's requirements. Consequently, collector numbers from the '70s became unreliable, with duplicate numbers and incorrect listings on back checklists.