Franklin and the trading cards
Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes.
His favourite sport was soccer…
Hand his favourite treat was shoofly pie.
But one day,
Franklin learned that it isn’t always easy to choose favourites…
Especially between two friends.
Got it…Got it…
Gee.We’ve been trying for weeks!
I bet that “Martian muskrat”card doesn’t even exist!
I GOT IT!GOT IT!!Yahoo!!
No WAY!/Are you sure?!
Gee…Are you ever lucky Franklin!
Yeah.You’re the first kid to get a complete set of Space Monster Collector Cards.
I bet that’s the only Martian Muskrat card in the whole world!
I GOT ANOTHER ONE!
There were TWO of them in the same pack!!
Wow! What are the chances of that?!
Yeah! How lucky can a guy be?
TRADE YA FOR IT!!
I’ll give you two Asteroid Aardvarks for it!
I’ll give you THREE Aardvarks AND two Saturn Snakes!!
Four Aardvarks, three Snakes and a Venusian Vole!!
Five Aardvarks, four Snakes, three Voles and two Galactic Gophers!!
THREE Gophers, five Aardvarks, four Snakes, four Voles and Three Gophers, SIX Aardvarks and NINE—
Gee, Franklin, you don’t have to shout.
Yeah, we’re standing right here.
Sorry. It’s just that, I don’t need to trade. I already have the whole set. Remember?
I guess I should just…give it away?
YAH!/Great idea Franklin!
You’re the best!/Good friend. Old pal.
Umm…Okay, but I need time to decide.
Okay, Franklin! You take your time!
Sure! It doesn’t matter who you pick to give it to.
Right.’Cause it’s going to be ME!
You’re dreaming Beaver! Franklin’s going to give it to me!
Franklin is MY friend, you know.
He’s mine too!
We’ll just see about that!
Yeah! I guess we will!
Morning Franklin! Sorry, Franklin. Didn’t mean to scare you. You okay? Ya need a bandage or anything?...
I’m okay, Fox. But…What are you doing here?
Oh you know, I was just in the neighbourhood…
But you live way over by-
Anyway… I thought I’d walk you to the bus.
Oh yeah! I wanted to give you this.
Wow, the new ‘Power Pal’ comic! Thanks!
Anything for my best friend. I know how much you like Power Pal.
Well, He is my favourite.
After you, old pal!
Franklin! I saved you a seat!
Thanks, Snail, I?
Sit with me, Franklin! Hi, I have something for you…Chocolate chip cookies! I made them myself.
Gee, thanks Beaver!
My pleasure Franklin…I know they’re your favourite.
Ha! I bet he likes Power Pal comics better than cookies!
Bet he doesn’t! Right Franklin?
Gee guys…I like them BOTH. It’s kind of hard to choose…
Take all the time you need Franklin. Just sit back and enjoy your cookies…
And your comic!
So, Franklin, who’re you going to give your extra Martian Muskrat to?
I don’t know, Snail. Beaver and Fox both want it so bad…and they’re both being so nice to me.
Eh, maybe too nice…
Hey Franklin, do you want to play catch?
But Snail and I are playing ch-
Franklin! Let play tag! I’ll be “it” the whole game!
Play catch with me Franklin. I’ll let you use my new glove.
He wants to play with me!
No he doesn’t. /Does too! /Does not! /Does! /Doesn’t!
You want to play tag with me, right Franklin?
No, catch with ME! Right?
Oh well! Recess is over! C’mon, Snail.
Wait Franklin I’ll hold the door for you!
No! I will!
Out of my way Fox. I want to save Franklin a seat..
No way Beaver, I am! Where’d he go!?
Do you want to sit with me Franklin?...Franklin?
Have you seen Franklin, Snail?
Umm…I think he said he was going to walk home today.
Walk home? Aww…I would’ve walked with him!
So would I,
Oh yeah? Well I’d carry his books.
Oh yeah? Well I’d carry HIM!
I doubt it…
Bye Snail! If you see Franklin tell him I said “HI”!
Tell him I said hi too!
Tell him I said hi first!
Tell him I said hi loudest!
Okay Franklin. You can come out now.
Whew! That was close.
You can’t keep hiding from them forever, Franklin.
I know…Sometimes I wish I’d never even found ONE Martian Muskrat…Hey! Maybe that’s it!
Maybe what’s it?
Well, if I was lucky enough to find TWO Martian Muskrats…Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find ANOTHER one! Thanks Mr. Goose!
Eight Jupiter June Bugs!?!
Wow! What are the chances of THAT?!
Yeah…How unlucky can a guy be?
Are you going to buy more cards?
I can’t, That was all the money I had saved in my piggy bank.
Gee. Now what? There’s no way you can make both of them happy.
Of course there is!
There is? How?
You’ll see tomorrow morning Snail. I’m going to ask Beaver and Fox to meet me at the playground first thing.
The playground? Hmmm…Maybe Franklin is going to make them RACE for it!
Have you seen- Oh, there he is! Hi Franklin!
Let the games begin.
Snail! Look! Franklin gave me the Martian Muskrat card!
Yoo hooo! Franklin!!
UH OH!... I wonder what he’s going to tell Beaver?
Good question! And what will SHE say when he tells her?
Uh oh! She’s wrestling him!
No! She’s hugging him!
Oh, thank you, Franklin! Thank you! Fox! Snail! Look what Franklin gave me…Martian Muskrat!
I know. He gave me one too!
Huh? But…He only had one extra card!
Yeah. Too bad he had two friends who both wanted it so much.
You mean Franklin gave away both his Martian Muskrats?
Isn’t it great? Now you’re BOTH got a complete set of Space Monster Cards!
Yeah, but gee Franklin…what’d you do that for?
Now YOU don’t have a whole set anymore.
Aw, that’s okay. I’d trade a complete set of Space Monsters for two good friends any day.
Maybe Franklin was afraid whoever DIDN’T get the extra card, wouldn’t be his friend anymore.
I guess we were thinking more about who got the card and not enough about you. We’re sorry, Franklin.
Yeah, really sorry. Here, Franklin. This card belongs to you.
No, Franklin. Take my card.
No, he’s taking MINE, Fox!
No way? He’s taking MINE, Beaver!
It’s okay guys. Really! You gave me the bag of cookies, Beaver. And Fox gave me the comic book…So I say we’re even, alright?
Well…okay Franklin. Thanks!
Guys! Guys! Look what I’ve got!
But…They’ll all Jupiter June Bugs Goose?!
Twenty six of them! Jupiter June Bug is my favourite, so I decided to collect as many as I can.
Neat! I hadn’t though of collecting Space Monster cards that way.
Yeah. Great idea, Goose.
And today’s your lucky day! I have EIGHT Jupiter June Bugs in my last two packs. They’re all yours.
Thanks, Franklin! Oh, but we should trade. I’ve got lots of others that aren’t Jupiter June Bugs…How’d you like…three Martian Muskrats?
WOW! What are the chances of THAT?
What’s so funny, guys?...Guys?