Thursday, July 30, 2009
Also shown are the Accessory Pack of the BP Gas Pumps and Attendant, the #13D Dodge Wreck Truck, issued in 1965, the #57B Chevrolet Impala, issued in 1961 and the #28C MK 10 Jaguar, issued in 1964.
Here is the box that the Service Station was packed in.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
To the left is the box it came in. A few years later, the same station was produced but had a red building with a yellow base.
Also shown is the the first accessory Matchbox issued, the 3 gas pumps with attendant and Esso sign. This was first issued in 1956. Its box is shown to the left.
The cars shown, from left to right, are the #45(A) Vauxhall Victor, the #13(B) Bedford Wreck Truck, the #46(A) Morris Minor and the 11(B) Road Tanker. All these cars were first issued in 1958.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
He briefly played for the New York Yankees in 1965 and 1966 then fulfilled his military obligation in 1967 and 1968 before being called up to the majors to stay in 1969. Here is his first Topps baseball card from 1966.
Bobby Murcer continues to recover from the effects of cancer and shingles which caused him to cut short his broadcasting work and his book tour earlier this month. He has been under medical care in Oklahoma City.
The cancer treatment over the last 18 months has been intensive and has, as a side effect, somewhat compromised his immune system and made the fight all the more challenging. While he has shown some measured improvement in recent days, this is clearly a major battle, as all who have been through it understand.
Bobby remains hopeful that he will be able to resume his broadcasting work down the road, but for now, is appreciative of the thoughts and prayers of his fans, and wants them to know that he is aware that he is in their hearts, as they are in his.
Two weeks later, on July 12, 2008, Bobby passed away.