Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Non-Sport Special: Rush
RetroCards’ foray into the non-sport world is typically restricted to 70s television. Stepping outside of our norm slightly, we made a special gift for a friend. This set features one of rock music’s greatest treasures: Rush! Few bands have earned the respect that Rush has over their long career and although they look to be retired at the moment, the 40+ year old band's last tour was still packing arenas everywhere.
In the 70s, bubblegum cards of rock bands were limited to groups like the Osmonds, KISS, the Bay City Rollers, and the Partridge Family. So maybe it was time for RetroCards to offer trading cards of a band with a little more substance. Not that some of us don’t enjoy listening to the Osmond’s Crazy Horses, or watching KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. And who doesn’t enjoy Danny Partridge putting Ruben Kincaid in his place?
The fact of the matter is, Rush nerds are approaching Star Trek nerds in number and in fervor, so it seemed appropriate to do a special set for my friend who, is not only a Rush nerd, but a rare FEMALE Rush nerd, of which there apparently are only seven. This RetroCards set (12 cards) is from a 1978 football card design (for no particular reason) and features the band during their first decade.