After spending anytime on my blog, you'll come to realize I am a true collector of paper! Posters, programs, photos, cards... I just can't fight the urge to look (and often buy). On top of that, I love collecting unique items from the 1970s and 1980s that represent a "point in time". With that in mind, here are a few finds from the Philly Show...
Bullies-era Flyers Coloring Book
Anything "Bullies" is collectible, but this children's activity book stood out on the dealer's table. Graphics on the cover and in the book are awesome - and totally '70s. I have no idea whether or not it is rare, but I haven't seen it on ebay before. Either way, very cool item.
Tug McGraw 40th Birthday Party Memorabilia
A "new to me" piece of memorabilia related to The Tugger's 40th birthday held at Veterans Stadium August 30, 1984. The piece most recognized from the event is the Dick Perez print (surrounded by all of Tug's Topps cards) - the first of several SGAs with this design. This is a simple folded card, measuring 12" high and printed on card stock. It reads like an invitation to the party.
Tug McGraw Promotional Card
Another item that I had not previously seen - a 5"x7" promotional card featuring a drawn image of former Phillies relief pitcher, Tug McGraw. While these have an old feel, I believe they are probably from the 1990s - used at McGraw personal appearances. The dealer told me he had bought these, along with the birthday card (above) and a few other items as part of a large collection. Cool, unique - that just about sums up Tug...