Sunday, October 8, 2017

101 Score 1990 NFL Football Cards

I found this unopened pack at the thrift store for 99 cents.

Here's the exclusive "Hot Card" that I got. Do you have any?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

VHS Report - It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!

This is a really bad tape. There is way too much of Linus doing impossible roller blade tricks. It is so weird! I got mine for 29 cents, and I think I might have over paid. I'm not the biggest Peanuts fan, but other (older?) tapes have been really funny. This one is just lame. Sorry.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Comic Book Report - Lassie #21

MGM's Lassie #21 is a Dell comic book from March to April, 1955. It is broken up into ## stories:

1. "Marooned" - Lassie and her friends go on a boat trip down the east coast to Florida. They are accompanied by a guy who can't stand dogs. There's a big storm and Lassie saves the guy's life, so now he loves dogs and even buys his own Collie puppy.

2. "The Man Who Vanished" - Lassie and her friends return (?) to Brazil to find that the caretaker they left to watch the homestead has disappeared and is wanted for murder. Lassie is able to find him, and it soon becomes clear he has been framed. Guess what? Lassie saves the day!

3. "Treasure of the Orinoco" - Lassie and her friends are looking for the nesting place of the scarlet ibis. They run into a tribe of natives who happen to have a crooked medicine man and a whole bunch of diamonds. The medicine man realizes how valuable the diamonds must be and makes a play to take over the tribe. Lassie is not only able to save the day; she finds the nesting place of the ibis on the way!

There are no ads in this ten cent comic! The stories go all the way to the back cover! Check it out:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Comic Book Report - Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #104

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #104 is a Dell comic book from May, 1949. It includes a bunch of stuff!

After starting with a one-page Donald Duck strip, there is a full Donald Duck story. Donald and his nephews are tricked (as usual) by Uncle Scrooge.

The Li'l Bad Wolf is in a Little Red Riding Hood play at school, but he's playing the hero, which drives his dad nuts.

Bucky Bug is a rhyming comic about bugs in a big flood. Rhyming is annoying.

There are a few Mickey Mouse strips and even a two-page Dumbo comic. These are followed by one of those really boring short stories. This one is called Easter Eggs. Then, there are a bunch of Donald Duck strips.

There is one more long comic, Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot. Someone is stealing cheap cameras. Mickey seems to know why, but he never tells the reader. He goes around trying to collect all the cameras before they are stolen, and even starts stealing them himself! This comic ends with "continued..."

The last page is another Donald Duck strip.

This is a really old comic! Mine is almost ripped in half, but I was still able to read it. There are no ads in this comic! The back cover has an order form to subscribe. That's it!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Red Rider Air Rifle Ad

I found this in the last comic I did a report on. I love that movie "A Christmas Story." If you haven't seen it, find it! Anyway, you've probably seen it and know why this is so cool. It's a real ad for the air rifles!

Comic Book Report - Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #172

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #172 is a Dell Comic book from January, 1955. It includes a bunch of fun stuff.

Donald Duck starts off this issue with his nephews.  Uncle Scrooge kidnaps them all just before Christmas on a submarine mission to recover some of his fortune on a sunken ship that was lost in the war. At the last minute, Scrooge orders up a drop of presents for Donald and the kids which leads him right to what he's looking for. So, no one learns anything.

Next, The Li'l Bad Wolf literally goes on a wild goose chase.

Then, Pluto gets electrocuted by a Christmas tree and temporarily gains the ability to electrocute anyone he touches. He bullies all the tough dogs until his powers wear off. Luckily, Santa Claus saves him.

There is a two-page story called "Santa's Return Trip" about the only time Santa ever took the sleigh out twice on Christmas. Yes, it was the ONLY time.

Next, there are four short strips that include the following panel:

Then, it's time for Mickey Mouse in "The Magic Rope." Mickey and Goofy have a magic rope that can take them anywhere. Two bad guys catch them and tie them up in the magic rope because bad guys are really dumb. Of course, Mickey and Goofy escape and deliver the bad guys to the police.

There are a couple more Donald Duck strips at the end. There is also an ad for Red Rider Air Rifles! Check it out HERE!

This is my first Dell comic. I had no idea it was this old when I picked it up at an estate sale. It is pretty beat up but really cool, too!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Book Report - The Principles of Economics by John Jones

Title: The Principals of Economics
Author: John Jones

Summary: "The Principals of Economics" by John Jones looks like a really boring book, but it is actually a secret safe.  There might be money in there!  Check it out!