I was born in the 70's, however I was child of the 80's. While my older brothers were listening to Boston, Kansas, and Blue Oyster Cult... I was listening to The Cure, Run DMC, and Michael Jackson. They had posters of Farrah Fawcett and Hank Aaron, while my walls were covered with Michael Jordan and (if I ever found one) Phoebe Cates. The simple fact is... I love the 80's.
I decided to write about some of things I enjoyed during that decade, after I stumbled across this video on YouTube this morning...
I remember the first time I bought a pack of these, I was visiting my cousins in Hawaii and a couple of the collected them. When I got back home, I bought as many packs of these as I could get my hands on. In fact, I'm pretty sure I took a break from baseball cards and focused on my Garbage Pail Kids collection.
Well, 25 years later, I only have three GPK cards left. I'm not sure what happened to the rest of them, but I know I kept these for a reason.
1st up: Mark Bark - I kept this card for obvious reasons. My first name is Mark. It's funny though, I have friends who don't even know that. Almost everyone I know calls me Fuji. The only exceptions to this rule are my family and my girlfriend.
The final 2: Rappin' Ron & Ray Gun - Growing up in a Republican household, I admired our 40th President and his achievements.
This is my first installment in a series dedicated to collecting and the decade I grew up in.