Monday, April 9, 2012

My Childhood Mondays | Wk 3 - Awesome All Stars (Cartoon Monster Baseball Cards)

The summer of 1987, 7 years old, my brothers, mother and I driving I-40 through the desert w/no air conditioning... we were moving from Califonia to New Mexico.

new mexico desert

I was captivated by the roar of the trains running alongside us as I gazed out the window. Baron open land, rocks, boulders, strangely shaped mountains. I'd never been out of California. I didn't know what New Mexico was let alone where it was. Through the desert we marched.

A box of stale white powdered doughnuts lay slid halfway under the driver seat. We nibbled... I stared at that box for hours. At somepoint during the odyssey my older brother motioned "Hey Simeon, check this out," and introduced me one of the coolest things I'd ever seen, Awesome All Stars! Cartoon Monster Baseball Cards!!

The detailed artwork on these cards is nuts! Fun, eye catching, whitty, engaging. I loved them and instantly I'd found my new mini obsession.

awesome all stars cartoon monster baseball cards
awesome all stars cartoon monster baseball cards
Thanks to SmurfWreck77 on Flickr for the Awesome All Stars photos.

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