It’s such a simple image, a piece of bazooka bubble gum, but the feeling you get is one of the warm and fuzzies. Recently I got the pile of crap I won from Ray at Shot Not Taken, and in it was this card:
At first I laughed at the simplicity of the card. How it was obviously designed for children and not for “serious collectors”. Then I looked more carefully at the card and thought about the brilliance of the card. Snazzy design on both front and back, game worn relic, and the fact that I could get these cards cheap. Which given the name of the blog, is what I am all about. There was one other thing I saw in the card that no one else had seen, potential.
It spurred me on to search eBay for more Bazooka relic cards. I went into a Bazooka frenzy, soon I had a watch list of over 50 auctions, from baseball to football and even basketball. I hate NBA basketball but I love these cards. Then my mind started getting really creative, what if I could make booklets out of these cards? It would be easy enough, I could design the cover and then mount the cards in, trim and viola a custom made Bazooka relic booklet!
Look at some of these gems:
It really is their simplicity that makes them so brilliant. So here is what I am hoping for, comb through your boxes of cards and see how many of these gems you come up with. I want them and am willing to trade my services as a custom card maker, trade my cards, or just outright buy them from you. I want this Junk Wax people and won’t rest until I get my grubby little hands on them. Cases of this stuff (in wax pack variety, go for about $200. Would that not make for an awesome group break? Think of it, each team slot is only like $6, just a thought.
So tell us all, what do you think of the bazooka Joe relic lineup?