Thursday, August 15, 2013

The regular 1962 Football set had the Packer's biggest stars: Hornung, Starr, Taylor, Ringo, and Gregg.  Unfortunately, the football sets were rather small and teams were relegated to about a dozen players per set each year.  That meant that many great players often waited years to appear on a card, or in some instances, never appeared on a card at all during their playing career.  

As a collector myself, I want to collect the old stuff but not "just the stars."  Even today, "the stars" may appeal to greater number of hobbyists but for people that want to take their collecting further can do so with RetroCards.  These cards are NOT for the masses, but for the select few who want to collect more from that period.  Some collectors have all there is from that time and wish there were more players available.  Plus, they sure are great for autographs!  Click here to order your set now! Watch for more from this great 1962 set coming soon!

1962 Topps RetroCards Willie Davis Lombardi Kramer Ron Jerry Adderley Wood Skoronski Symank Kostelnik nitschke tunnell pitts wood master roach wittenton blaine iman barnes custom retro cards "cards that never were"
Below is the original Packers Team set from 1962.  There are an abundance of red name boxes for the Packers team set with only one blue and one yellow box (green was omitted entirely).  The RetroCards 18 card set balances out the colors of both sets by including more yellow, green, and blue.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

No Police Card Set for 2013 Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Police Department and surrounding municipalities have been handing out Milwaukee Brewer cards to young kids and adults for 30 years.  2013 will be different.  Due to lack of funding, there will be no police cards issued this year.  Funding came from various sources but a local card dealer explained that department budget cuts had to do with the decision not to produce them.  This sounds like a job for RetroCards!

To commemorate the occasion, I have designed a card paying tribute to Ryan Braun.  This may someday develop into a full Brewer team set but begin "retro," I will probably wait another 20 years before actually do it.  So here is what it will look like.  In 20 years it will be interesting to see how we will view sports figures that used PEDs.  As for now, it is hard to imagine the use of PEDs ever being "okay.' 

Braun was going to be Milwaukee's next shot at having one of their home-grown players be in the Hall Of Fame.  He not only cheated himself out of a chance to be in elite company, but he also cheated a whole baseball community of sharing in that pride.  We expect to be lied to by politicians, but not by our sports figures!  That's starting to change.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The 1970's: Embarrassing at times, but they were OUR times.

Having grown up as a child in the 1970s, I have a certain sense of humor that seems to reference that wonderful decade much like the movie riffers from Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Was there ever a decade that America was so embarrassed by?  I remember during the 80s, you would never admit to having a copy of Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb, or admit that you really did like The Brady Bunch or The Krofft Superstar Show.  But when I threw my first 70s party in 1990, I hit a nerve and all those wonderful childhood memories came back!

The 70s where the first decade of a full scale pop culture marketing phenomenon that saw board games of the Waltons, Columbo, and Welcome Back Kotter,  record albums by Telly Savales, Lynda Carter, and Lenny & Squiggy, and trading cards of dozens of TV shows such as Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman, The Partridge Family, Battlestar Galactica, etc...  There was even a cheesecake poster of Pinky Tuscadero!  You must have had a memorable lunch box (mine was the Six Million Dollar Man!)

RetroCards is not limited to just Sports!  Which is why we have dipped our toes in that incorrigible decade with our TV All-Pro "Versus" Series.  Modeled after sports league leader cards, the 70s TV Versus Series has some fun with some of TV's favorite personalities.  Coming Soon!