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.

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.