Sunday, August 5, 2018

COMC Sundays: Childhood favorites

Today's post features a pair of cards from two of my favorite television shows to watch when I was a kid.

When I was young, I never knew any other kids that watched the old episodes of Zorro, of course I could say the same thing about a number of other shows (and movies) that I watched. I still enjoy the show, possibly even more so now, as some of the themes (fighting against tyranny, the want for independence, etc.) resonate more with older me than they did with younger me... who watched primarily for the action, namely the sword fights.

Even though forgot to get a photo of it, you'll have to believe me when I say that this particular card had the worst wax stain that I had ever seen on it, which is why I was able to get it for like 75 cents. Not to toot my horn or anything, but I think it cleaned up pretty well.

I will work on this set someday, but since the prices haven't really gone up any in the last decade, and I don't think that there's going to be a huge demand for it in the coming decade, so for now I don't feel the need to hurry up and build it. This was only my second card from the set, but it is the last card in the set, so that was kind of neat to get out of the way.

Whether you watched it during it's original run, or on syndication, if you were a "monster kid", you were/are a fan of The Munsters. Produced by Leaf in 1964, the cards were released almost in conjunction with the start of the show, you can tell that by the fact that only Beverly Owen is shown as Marilyn, she left the show after 13 episodes (to get married) and was replaced by Pat Priest, so therefor the cards would've had to have been made during the first three months (roughly) of the show's eventual two seasons.

Like pretty much every other monster card set of the 60's and 70's, the backs feature a joke, which people usually describe as groan worthy or -- eye roll inducing -- I on the other hand, adore this sort of cheesy humor, and not in a ironic hipster sort of way either.

This set is still very popular, which often equates to the cards being a bit on the pricey side, especially the 15-card sticker set. This is another set that I would like to work on someday, but for now this was just the fourth card from it that I have managed to acquire.

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  1. I'm not sure if I ever watched Zorro... but I definitely grew up watching The Munsters. Good times. Great cardboard.

    1. You should check out Zorro some time, you might like it.