Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Rocketeer

Last night I was digging through my card supplies and I came upon an unopened pack of The Rocketeer cards. Topps released the set in 1991 following the release of the movie by Disney. The pack itself had a tear along the side and the last couple of cards had some scuffing damage, but for an 18-year-old pack I guess I couldn’t really complain about its condition.

At 19 years old, the pack has held up pretty well

Many of the cards in the set have poor quality images, pretty common from that era, but this is probably the best looking shot photo-wise in the pack

Most of the cards were landscape view, this is one of the few that were portrait view. The text was scaled down to fit along the right-hand border, which with the gold background and using white font with a black stroke made the font difficult to read.

This card was the last card in the pack, it has some scuffing on the back that can be seen on the font. Fortunately it was not a great card to begin with.

If the printer had used a better quality image and ink this would have been one of the better cards in the set. This card was the second to last card in the pack so it has some scuffing on the back too.

Ahh… Timothy Dalton… Outside of that short jaunt as James Bond, he has played one of the most likable villains in some great indie films: Prince Barin in Flash Gordon, Neville Sinclair in The Rocketeer and Simon Skinner in Hot Fuzz

Finally the sticker: Nice shot of the Rocketeer getting ready to blast off but using a bland background ruins it.

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