My never-ending quest for cardboard sometimes takes a turn from the diamond to the gridiron, with other stops along the way. The latest detour has been non-sports stuff. I haven’t purchased much (yet) but I hope to continue adding some of the glorious Wacky Packages and movie and television sets from my childhood (70s, 80s), as well as more modern GPK and Wacky Packages.
I ran across an eBay listing recently that caused my OCD to shoot through the roof- Fright Flicks. This 1988 Topps offering combines two of my loves: cards and horror movies. While the box price was much higher than I’m willing to pay, I did find a starter lot for a very reasonable price. And with it being October, I’ve decided to feature some of these creepy cards.
The first card features a scene from Nightmare on Elm Street 2- one of my favorite horror franchises. Did they get ridiculous? Absolutely. But nobody could deliver a one-line like Freddy.
I still haven’t decided if I will watch the Ghostbusters re-boot. It seems almost sacrilege- kind of like that horrible remake of The Shining. Sometimes the best ideas are the ones to not follow through.
Anyway- the Fright Flicks set featured 90 cards and 11 stickers and I’m about half way to completing the set. If anyone has any singles for sell or trade, let me know. I’ll be posting a want list in the near future.