While picking out something to write about pulp-wise, you can't help looking at the covers. Yeah, back in the day I would have bought a ton of these things just for the cover. Here's a good example from Populars line of Dime Mystery, this is the ones that came after the name change to 15 Mystery Stories.
So, if I was browsing the racks back in the late 40's early 50's, I would positively snag these 2 issues! OK, well if I had the dough 15 to 25 cents a pop, I would have bought doubles of each for trading purposes later, just like buying doubles of all #1 issues. An old comic book deal. Anyone else do this?