This little item caught my eye walking in the alley from the library to the post office. I came very close to passing it by, but the red color intrigued me. Had no idea what the stiff pressed paper thing was -- from a board game? I posted it to the "Found It" FaceBook group and discovered that it was a OPA rationing token from 1944-45 (more here).
How did this get discarded in the alley? I'm sure that's a whole other story.