Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
The set has been around for 30 years and I'm still trying to get all the variations. There are about 30 in total and I need only 4 more. They are not expensive, running about 10 to 25 cents each its just that they don't seem to turn up that much since they don't seem to be popular among collectors.
Here are 3 I picked up recently.
If you notice, Steve's last name is spelled 2 different ways.
The same goes for this card, the last name is also spelled 2 different ways..
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This first one is a glass candy holder. my wife, with her keen eyes, spotted while we were shopping at a local antique store. It has a cork stopper to cover the opening. Don't know what I'll fill it with.
A short time later, I was searching for similar items on Ebay. I came across a Volkswagen "Butter Dish". I checked it out , put in a bid and won!
Just in time to dress up the Thanksgiving Day table!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
They were either light green with red roof and wheels or vice-versa. I would take them apart and switch them around to make all green or all red ones or other combinations. I must have gone through at least 2 dozen of these.
I've been looking for one on eBay for awhile with no success. They either had just parts or if complete, were too high priced to me.
Finally, I bid on one and won it. It was still in its original package with its 29 cent price!!
Here it is:
Ok, its really a Crashmobile Jr. the original Crashmobiles came out in the 1950's and were larger.
Now I'm looking for one in the reverse colors, not in its package so I can play with it!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This first picture is the first Matchbox Cougar, #62. In the middle is the King Size Matchbox #21 and the last one is the Superfast version of the first one. The smaller ones are a lime green color while the large one is gold. Also shown are their boxes.
Here is an assortment of Cougars from both Matchbox and Hot Wheels. Incidentally, Mattel Toys now owns both the Matchbox and hot wheels brands.
Finally, here is a picture of a newer Matchbox release, a Cougar in its own blister pack with its box.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This one is called "Bat-M-Up Jr.: and was made by Northwestern Products Co. My guess is it is from the late 1950s or early 1960s. You shoot the metal ball and if it lands in the plastic holder, you get a hit or out.
This one is from Nathan's. Again you shoot the metal ball and it ping pongs down to settle in a holder and you score the number of that holder.
This one is rather new, from 2001. You shoot a marble and get the result when it lands in one of many indentations in the board. This was made by Schyiling.
Finally, here is a larger game.This one you actually bat the marble and again, your result is where it lands in the indentation. This is from the late 1960s.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The cards are very well pictured, not cluttered. My favorite part is the baseball pennant on each card. Here is a group of N. Y. Mets cards. The team cards featured the clubs position in the standing the previous year, a first.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
We were actually Nagles Pirates. The team was named after Nagles Construction Company. Even though it's been over 40 years since that picture was taken, I still can identify all but 2 players.
The sad part is that the young man holding the back half of the sign, Jimmy Nagy, died in a car accident before he even graduated high school. His brother Bill is right behind him and their dad is behind Bill.
For those of you interested, I'm the first one on the left in the bottom row.
We got to keep our caps at the end of the year. I still have mine and it fits!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
This first one is black wood and holds 6 cars. It was designed to hold Fire Trucks. I guess the bight rd and/or white trucks showed up well against the black background. Right now, it has some of my road service trucks in it.
Here is what is called a "Bow-Tie" display which is the Chevrolet Symbol. Of coarse, I only have Chevys on it. There are 3 1957 Chevys, top, bottom and left, one corvette in the middle and a 1956 Chevy to the right.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
The first is a 1984 Topps Super card of Cal Ripken. As you can see, it's much larger than its regular sized issue.
Here are 2 cards from the 1981 Donruss set. It features Bob Lacey (or is it Lacy)? I guess Donruss wasn't quite sure and covered both possibilities! The correct spelling of his last name is Lacey.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
One of my favorites was a group of 8 cars issued with Fanta labels. Fanta is an orange soda,hence all the cars were orange.
Here is a group of 5 cars.