Thankfully there are things like baseball cards, movies, and music that keep me in touch with the 70's. Today I'll be sharing my personal favorites as part of our community's latest Blog Bat Around, which was inspired by The Collector a few weeks ago.
Baseball Set: 1970 Kellogg's
1970 Kellogg's #27
1970 Kellogg's #12
1970 Kellogg's #2
There was no shortage of fantastic baseball card sets during the 70's. 1972 and 1975 Topps are two of my all-time favorite Topps flagship baseball card designs. There were also some spectacular oddball issues produced by Topps like the 1971 Greatest Moments and 1979 Comics sets. And you can't talk about 70's oddball issues without mentioning the Hostess and Kellogg's sets from that era.
After looking over all of my options, I narrowed it down to the 1972 Topps set and the 1970 Kellogg's set. Ultimately I went with the inaugural Kellogg's issue, because it inspired over a decade's worth of lenticular awesomeness. And much like the 1964 Topps Giant set... it features a simple yet gorgeous design that just oozes vintage appeal.
Movie: Star Wars (1977)
1981 Topps Movie Pin-Ups #5
If you have followed my blog over the years, then you knew this was coming. I can't think of another movie that has impacted my life as much as Star Wars IV: A New Hope. My parents took me to see it back in 1977 and I was instantly hooked. My entire birthday and Christmas wishlist revolved around the blockbuster's action figures and vehicles. I begged my mom to buy me the sheets, books, pajamas, and lunch pail.
1977 Topps Star Wars Set
And if all of these things weren't enough... I'm about 98% sure that the first packs of trading cards I ever opened were 1977 Topps Star Wars cards. Talk about opening a can of worms.
Song: Fire and Rain (James Taylor 1970)
Unfortunately there's just too many great songs to choose from. That's when I started leaning towards using a Bob Marley or Stevie Wonder song. In fact, I had No Woman, No Cry written up and scheduled to be published.
Then I heard Fire and Rain on my drive home from work earlier in the week and decided to go with it. There's just something soothing about James Taylor's voice. I've been a fan of his music ever since I was a kid, but I'm guessing my sister and mom were the ones who introduced me to him... and not my brothers.
Well that wraps up the 3rd segment in this Blog Bat Around series. I'm looking forward to sitting down and writing the 4th segment. I've said it before... and I'll say it again. The 80's are my jam.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!