Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Magazine

Well, its not really new. I had this when I was a kid but mine got all torn up, written on etc.

Saw it on Ebay and won it for about $12.00.

Its from 1965 and is about the Baseball World Series. There is a great article on the 1964 World Series as well as one on Mickey Mantle.

There are also some great pictures, this is one of Cardinal Pitching great Bob Gibson.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Matchbox Display

Just got this in the mail today, all the way from England.

It's a reproduction but I think it is fantastic.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mystery Space Ship by Marx

One of the toys I had and loved as a kid was the Mystery Space Ship which was made by Marx. I can remember having the spaceship, the crank and the stand. The rest was gone.

It was a yellow saucer shaped ship that had a gyroscope that you cranked up and it could do amazing tricks.

Well, I've been searching for one for awhile and finally got one in an auction at a decent price. I got the package and opened it up and the ship is fantastic. It is in great condition and works well.

Also got the box (pictured above) as well as the orange plastic astronauts and green plastic moonmen as well as the looped handle. Only thing that seems to be missing is the instruction booklet.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

1966 Topps Rub-Offs

In 1966, Topps issued Rub-Offs as an insert in one of the series of Baseball Cards issued. These pictures were meant to be rubbed off on paper or some other surface.

These rub-offs were printed in rolls of 20 as well as sheets. There are 120 in the set, 100 players and 20 team pennants.

These rub-offs are notoriously know for being cut off center.

Here is the front and back of an uncut group of 5 from a larger roll.

Here is the Bob Veale rub-off.

Here is the front and back of the Kansas City Athletics team pennant.

About a year ago I decided to put together a complete set for my collection. I have tried to get them well centered so its been a challenge. As of today, I have 53 of the 120 so I'm just a little bit short of completing half the set.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crashmobile !!

As faithful reads will recall, I was looking for a Crashmobile in red with a green roof. well I found it!!

I put in a bid and was the winner. Still need the red base with green wheels.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


While at the local antique store yesterday with my wife, I spotted this beauty.

It is a BP Gas Tank Truck and is in beautiful condition. What's more, is that is was low priced!

A great new addition to my collection!