Tag: Trading Cards

Wax Pack Flashback: Ghostbusters II Trading Cards from 1989

It’s time to pull another pack of old cards from the vault and rip them open to see what we find inside.  With Halloween right around the corner, I turned to a pack that is somewhat appropriate for the season, and selected Ghostbusters II cards from 1989.  Produced by Topps, this was a 99 card set featuring scenes from the movie.  Well, 88 cards and 11 stickers.

As part of any good marketing machine from that time period, a set of trading cards were produced to capitalize on the anticipated success of the movie.  These cards really hold no value in modern times, except for things like this post.  So if you never had any of these cards, or if you did and just want to refresh your memory on them, check out the scans below.

Ghostbusters II Trading Cards

Ghostbusters II Trading Cards

Ghostbusters II Trading Cards

Ghostbusters II Trading Cards

Ghostbusters II Trading Cards

Opening a pack of Jaws 3-D Trading Cards from 1983

Since it’s Shark Week, I thought it would be a good time to open an old pack of Jaws 3-D trading cards from 1983.  These cards came out in conjunction with the movie, Jaws 3-D, which starred Louis Gossett Jr. and Dennis Quaid, and was shot in 3-D.  The cards likewise featured the 3-D technology to give them quite a gimmick.  Watch the video below and check them out!

Listen to Me on Banzai Retro Club’s Podcast on Old Trading Cards

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in with Dave on an episode of his Banzai Retro Club Podcast to talk about old non-sports trading cards.  As you know, I’m a big fan of old cards, so I was ecstatic when I got the invite.  We spend well over an hour discussing everything from Marvel Universe cards to New Kids on the Block cards, and all the way back to Smurfs Super Cards.  There’s a lot of fun talk and plenty of informative discussion that you’ll get a lot of enjoyment from if you ever collected any kind of cards.  Check it out by clicking on the graphic below.

Then head on over to my Twitter page to enter the contest we mention on the show where YOU can win a grab bag full of old unopened packs of cards!  Just head over to @yesterdayville for all the details.

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

 

For more memories like this, check out our Wax Pack Flash Back archives!

Wax Pack Flashback: Batman Movie Trading Cards from 1989

Batman Trading Cards

Batman Trading Cards

Batman Trading Cards

Batman Trading Cards

Batman Trading Cards

To watch me open this pack of cards with commentary, check out my video of it here.

Retro Rewind Episode 12 – Opening a Pack of Batman Cards from 1989

Batman Trading Cards

 

Recently, I filmed another episode of my Retro Rewind show for YouTube, and it is another trading card wax pack opening.  The specimen this time out is a pack of Batman 2nd Series cards from 1989.  This card set was based on the mega-hit Batman movie that came out that year, and surprisingly, has a lot of cards that feature production shots and photos.  There are still action shots from the actual movie, but not as many as I would have thought.

So anyway, you can watch the video below where I open and go through the pack.  I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please use the “Like” button, and subscribe to the channel.

 

Wax Pack Flashback: 1987 WWF Wrestling Cards from Topps

WWF Trading Cards