Thursday, May 22, 2014

Coming Soon To A Pack Near You (Not Really)... Mel Brooks The Trading Card Set!

I was watching Robin Hood: Men In Tights this morning and I started thinking about how cool it would be to have a Mel Brooks set, I really respect him as an actor, director and producer. I grew up watching his comedies and I could see Panini or Rittenhouse putting something together. A set built on some of his best movies like Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
Obviously the highlight of the set would be the autographs. The list would be legendary and could be made up of cut signatures and preferably on-card signatures. Just some of the people who could be included, besides Mel Brooks: Cleavon Little (cut signature), Harvey Korman (cut signature), Madeline Kahn (cut signature), Alex Karras (cut signature), Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle (cut signature), Marty Feldman (cut signature), Dick van Patten, Cloris Leachman, Don DeLuise (cut signature), Gregory Hines (cut signature), Orson Welles (cut signature), John Candy (cut signature), Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis and Dave Chappelle.
Now who wouldn’t be happy pulling an autograph from that list? Almost all of them would be a great pull. I think this set would be more geared towards the older generation of collectors but if you think about recent releases like Leaf’s Muhammad Ali and Pete Rose releases and Panini’s Beach Boys release, these sets are also geared towards the older collectors and have done well.
I put together some of the cards for fun to give an idea of what I have in mind, excuse the limited design flair I literally put these six cards together in 45 minutes. But I think it gets the point across.




  1. 1-2-3-4-5. That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

    1. That was my first thought but it was to long to fit in the bubble without shrinking the font size so I went with another quote that still makes me laugh when I watch the movie.

  2. Mongo only pawn in game of life. I would buy this tomorrow if they made it. I love Mel Brooks movies. Even Dracula Dead and Loving It.

  3. Nice work! That would in deed be a fun set.