Monday, July 30, 2012

Mars Attacks Heritage Cards

I was really excited when Topps announced that they were releasing a 50th anniversary edition of, in my opinion, their coolest card set. Mars Attacks was quite ahead of its time back in 1962. The gruesome depictions of a Martian invasion shocked quite a few parents and delighted a lot of kids. The original cards are pretty expensive so I jumped at the opportunity to get these. The packaging and cards look almost identical to the originals. Here's one of the packages and a few of my favorite cards. I highly recommend these if you're into cards and/or science-fiction.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Reliving My Childhood Baseball Style

As mentioned in my last post, I had a great time at the MLB Fan Fest last weekend. Among the many memorable moments were the chance to meet many baseball greats from my childhood. I especially enjoyed meeting Willie Wilson, the centerfielder for the Kansas City Royals throughout most of my childhood and teen years.
I also got to pick up signed photos of Willie and other childhood faves, including Frank White and Amos Otis.
As a child of the 70's in KC, I was thrilled to get these signed pics. It'll probably be the last time the Royals are ever really good.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All Star Fan Fest

For the first time since 1973, the Major League Baseball All Star Game is returning to my hometown of Kansas City, MO. To celebrate this great annual event, MLB has a giant convention called Fan Fest which celebrates all that is great about the national pasttime. My buddies and I went to the show last weekend and had a great time. There was so much cool stuff to do, we didn't know where to begin. There were a lot of great exhibits showcasing the Kansas City Royals' history and the history of the game itself. Since I love baseball uniforms, I took a lot of pictures of well known jerseys that have been worn through the years.
I've always loved baseball mascots and a good many of them showed up at the show. They even had their own version of the famous Home Run Derby. With a name like Homer, I thought that the Atlanta Braves' mascot would have a considerable advantage.
All the mascots there were wonderful to the fans and brought a ton of smiles to all the little kids there, including this 42 year old kid.
Overall, the convention was a huge success and everybody there had a wonderful time. Hopefully it won't be another 39 years until the All Star Game comes back to KC.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

World War II Propaganda Posters

In honor of America's birthday, I'd like to showcase some of the fantastic posters used to drum up support for our fighting heroes back in World War II. If it wasn't for them and every other person who fought and continue to fight for us these past 236 years, we wouldn't be celebrating today. So thank you and I hope everybody has a fun and safe Independence Day.