Subscriptions used to come in clear plastic wrappers, so as to keep the magazine pristine, and then in the 90s some bright boy or girl decided to save money and just put the subscription labels directly on the cover, and the label didn't just peel off, no, it ripped part of the cover off with it, hence the little tears on the cover below and a bunch of other covers from that time. Ah well, in the grand scheme of things . . .
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