30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I love the 80's #1 - Garbage Pail Kids

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.


  1. Classic. It's funny you write about this. I went to a card shop yesterday that I had never been to before, and he had a ton of GPKs. It brought back so many memories.

    I think I may pick up some of these.

  2. dodgerbobble -

    I just found a site with a bunch of these cards:


    Anyways... I found that they made a few more with my name in it. Looks like I'll be picking up some more of these as well.

    Thanks for reading my blog.

  3. Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

  4. I love these cards. I remember growing up and thinking how cool these are. They are even cooler today. Good Stuff Mark!!!