Fright Flicks: Presidential Edition

If there’s one thing this election season has shown us, it’s this: politics can get ugly. Hell, politics are ugly. We’ve just never seen it this bad. How bad is it? When I’m not watching the MLB playoffs, Seahawks or BSU Bronco football, I’m tuning in to the boob tube for election coverage. Not to learn about candidate’s policies, mind you, but because it’s like a freaking train wreck. And. I. Can’t. Stop. Watching.

Let’s look to Topps’ Fright Flicks (or, the TFF network) for some commentary…

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No- but there is election coverage!!


Yes. Yes, it can be.



Yes, Donald, we get it- you’d never even think of sexually assaulting that woman. After all, you do have standards.


I’m not necessarily saying that, it’s just that…well, sometimes people abuse their positions of power.


C’mon, candidate Trump, must you continually put down every woman who isn’t a ‘piece of ass,’ like your beloved daughter?


Like? Like…kitty cats?


He did. Because he’s a “Star”

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Yes, we know- it’s just ‘locker room talk.’ Right, candidate?



I think I’d rather vote for (and feel safer around) this schmuck than the two mainstream candidates.


Disclaimer- I’m supporting neither Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and please do not think for a minute that I’m making light of sexual abuse. I am, however, pointing out that this has become the center of the election. I find Donald Trump repulsive and unfit for office. And that conspicuous absence of HRC…  remember, I am spoofing CNN (or whoever else isn’t Fox Network) coverage.








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.