Sunday, April 25, 2010

Inside The Astrodome



I picked up this very cool program celebrating the opening of the Houston Astrodome in 1965. It features a ton of info about the Eighth Wonder Of The World, which was a pretty big thing at the time. I love stadiums and space age related things so I really dug this book. Here are some other shots showcasing this wonder of the space age.



I would have loved to see a game in that fabulous Las Vegas suite.



Sometimes I wish I was about 20 years older. It would have awesome to see an Astros game there the first year.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Missouri Vacation Guides 1960's

I recently picked up three very cool Missouri state vacation guides from the mid 1960's at an antique show. I love the graphics on these. They're all pretty much the same but I couldn't resist picking them up for a dime apiece. Most of the attractions in these books are still going strong today.







They just don't make guidebooks like this anymore.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Greatest



I was thrilled to pick up a figure I've been wanting for 30 years at a toy show a week or so ago. The Mego Muhammad Ali is a great figure of a major icon of my youth. He's in pretty good shape and I'm very happy to finally get him. Now I need to find his ring. That might be a pretty tough challenge but I'm up for it.