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Western Publishing made a line of Sesame Street See and Know flash card games from 1978 to 1982.

There have been several reissues of the sets. Golden republished some of the sets with new art in 1986, as part of the "Sesame Street: Get Ready" line of books and games. These were republished in 1993.

In 2003, Reader's Digest reissued some of the original sets, with fewer cards.

Alphabet Cards

Alphabet Cards were first published in 1978. The cards have a picture on one side that evokes a letter of the alphabet, and the accompanying letter on the other side. The illustrations are by Sal Murdocca.

The set was reissued in 1986 as part of the "Get Ready" series, with new art.

The original Sal Murdocca set was reissued by Reader's Digest in 2003, but with only 26 cards, instead of the original 52.

Animal Cards

Animal Cards were illustrated by Tom Cooke.

Color Cards

Color Cards were illustrated by Tom Cooke.

Going Places Cards

Going Places Cards were published in 1982. The cards match a character with the place where that character is going. The cards are illustrated by Tom Cooke.

Guess Who Cards

Guess Who Cards were published in 1978. They have a picture of a "person in your neighborhood" on one side, and the name of that person's job on the other side. The cards are illustrated by Frank Mayo.

Number Cards

Number Cards have a picture on one side that evokes a number, and the accompanying number on the other side. The cards are illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

The set was reissued by Reader's Digest in 2003.

Shape Cards

Shape Cards were published in 1981. They have a picture that includes a simple shape on one side, and the name of the shape on the other side. The cards are illustrated by Tom Cooke.

Word Cards

Word Cards were published in 1978. They have a picture that evokes a word on one side, and the spelling of that word on the other side. The cards are illustrated by Tom Cooke. The "Get Ready" reissue, published in 1986, has a cover illustration by Tom Brannon.

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