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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Retro Legends, Batter-Dipped

You know, I have been trying for the life of me to figure out what these cards reminded me of.  When I pulled the first one, I felt there was something familiar about them but I couldn't put my finger on it.  I looked through my guides and my vintage card box, thinking I may have come across something like these, but nothing popped out at me.

I'm talking about these 12-13 O-Pee-Chee Retro Legends cards and their colorful yet quirky design pattern.

Here is what I mean...



But it donned on me as I was watching reruns of Pawn Stars this evening.  These wonderfully ridiculous cards remind me of ...



Those wonderfully, delicious breaded meat tubes that I used to love as a kid but can't stand the sight or smell of now.


I can't even walk past one in a mall without wanting to throw up.  Literally!!  I'm not kidding.  I hate hot dogs.  I saw them being made once...in person (the hot dogs, not the hot dog on a stick).  Live!  It wasn't pretty.  And while I generally live by the philosophy that anything is better batter-dipped, deep fried and put on a stick, even I can't stomach these concoctions.

But the uniforms...That is what these remind me of.  The hats specifically.  Even Bathgate and Doug Wilson up there have hair shaped like those hats.  


So forever, these O-Pee-Chee Retro's shall be know as the "OPC On A Stick" cards.  At least, that's what I am calling them.  Feel free to use that term as well. 

(Sorry, ladies. If you are in any of these pictures and are offended by being compared to a hockey card, I totally understand.  I will remove you from the page if requested to do so.  But you should be more careful about what pictures you let the Google Search Engine find of you in your work clothes.)

4 comments:

  1. I'm not sure why, but I like 'em.

    I need 170/600 to finish my retro set.

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  2. They remind me of 1959 Topps football.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-TOPPS-FOOTBALL-NEAR-COMPLETE-SET-138-176-NM-W-STARS-13753-/350555106072?pt=US_Football&hash=item519eb66b18

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  3. 1960-61 Hockey? Specifically the All-Time Greats (2nd card):

    http://puckjunk.com/2011/12/18/23-cards-from-1960-61-topps-hockey/

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