Back on the 25th December 1968 many of us will have unwrapped a cool Project SWORD Annual, especially in the UK. But what if Tarheel had brought out their own version for American Swordies? One basic change might have been to the front and back covers. Using the box art of the Tarheel SWORD fleet, here's my particularly poor attempt at the front one.
I'm sure someone can do a much better job than me!
PS. I've just thought, I'm unsure if my Mum and Dad wrapped my annuals at Xmas. I think they were left au natural. Like Selection Boxes. They were never wrapped. In fact now I think about it none of my Parent's prezzies were wrapped for my Brothers and me. They were neatly arranged on armchairs for my older sibs. Mine filled a sofa! [spoilt brat I hear you mutter!] Only those we got from Aunts, Uncles et al required unwrapping! Was this common practice?