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Wax Pack Flash Back: American Gladiators 1991 Topps Trading Cards

It’s time for another Wax Pack Flash Back, and this time, the subject is a pack of American Gladiators trading cards produced by Topps from 1991.  These cards were based on the hit television show, American Gladiators.  If just seeing these photos of the cards aren’t enough for you, you can watch me open a pack and discuss the cards on my YouTube video here.

American Gladiators Wax Pack

American Gladiators

American Gladiators Trading Cards

American Gladiators

American Gladiators Trading Cards

 

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Looking Back on American Gladiators

American Gladiators

TV was never really fair to jocks. If you were a nerd, there were any number of game shows you could try out for, but if you were a muscle bound fitness guru, your game show pickings were slim. But a little program called American Gladiators set out to right that wrong, taking revenge back from the nerds and putting it back in the brawny hands of workout kings and queens. Once more, might made right, and the rest of us got to sit back and watch the mayhem unfold on syndicated television.

The hour-long spectacle pitted four contestants (two he-men, two she-women) against a lineup of menacing Gladiators with names like Nitro, Zap, Gemini, Ice, Lace and Laser. The contestants were actually competing against each other (man vs. man, woman vs. woman), trying to outscore each other in a variety of events. The Gladiators were just there to make sure everybody scored as few points as possible. Continue reading “Looking Back on American Gladiators”