Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain America Movie Trading Cards

A few weeks ago I won a contest on Upper Deck Entertainment's Facebook page. There were four prizes to choose from. I chose an unopened box of Captain America cards. I received them today - ON MY BIRTHDAY!! What a great gift. Thanks Upper Deck! Here's the breakdown of my box --

1 set of 99 base cards + 27 doubles
12 of 13 Comic Covers cards (missing #C-2) + 4 doubles
10 of 12 Poster cards (missing #'s P-6 and P-9) + 3 doubles
2 of 6 Insignia Patch cards (missing #'s I-1, I-3, I-4, I-6)
1 sketch card by Bill Pulkovski (this is really cool, he only made a total of 43 sketch cards for this set)

I didn't get any autographs, printing plates or costume cards. But, I'm really happy with what I got.

Before I opened the packs.

Everything I got in my box.
Captain America sketch card by Bill Pulkovski.

Two Insignia Patch cards.

Today's My Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me!

If you're still looking to get me something, here are a few classic toys I wouldn't mind having. :)

Mego Micronauts Baron Karza
Mego KISS Figures (I already have Gene)

Mighty Men & Monster Maker

Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture
Super Toe

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas in July **Giveaway**

Joanna over at the Christmas TV History blog is having a giveaway. One person will win an autographed copy of her book Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials and Made-for-TV Movies, a drinking glass souvenir from The Christmas Story House and Museum in Cleveland, OH and six Christmas DVDs.

Click here to enter.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Saga of the Captain America Movie Poster

My wife and I went to see Captain America: The First Avenger on Sunday. Here's my review -- Awesome! Go see it!

We went to our local cheap theater where all seats are five bucks for any showing. We also bought a large popcorn, a large drink and a small drink for less than $10. You can't beat the price. So, I ask the guy at the concussion stand what they do with the movie posters. He says they sell them for $5. Five bucks? Can I get one? He says they should have a couple of extras and nobody else has asked for one yet. I leave him my name and number. I get a call on Monday that they have my poster. My wife drives me over to the theater and I give the guy five bucks. I am now the proud owner of a ginormous Captain America poster. Now to find some place to hang it.
(Note: this is not a photo of the actual poster that I own. It is an image I found online of the same poster.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bubble Funnies: Captain America

Bubble Funnies were a collection of six miniature comic books manufactured by Amurol products in 1981. The set includes --

1. The Amazing Spider-Man: In the Clutches of Doc Ock!
2. The Incredible Hulk: Trapped in the Lair of -- The Leader!
3. Captain America: The Red Skull Strikes from Space!
4. Spider-Woman: To Defy Dr. Doom!
5. Archie
6. Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch

Thanks to my brother, I have scans of the four Marvel comics. In honor of the new Captain America movie, I'm posting the third issue featuring Cap.

Here's a photo of the box that I found online --