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...

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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.

4 comments:

  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.

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  2. dodgerbobble -

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

    http://gpkmonster.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx

    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.

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

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

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