Sunday, December 24, 2017

The The The Grinch

In the 1970s and 1980s there was nothing more exciting to a kid than hearing the CBS Special introduction music around Christmas. It meant we were about to be entertained for the next 30-60 minutes with either A Charlie Brown Christmas, a Rankin-Bass show or How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Now kids have the 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform (Formerly ABC Family) or 24 hours of A Christmas Story, but decades ago we were at the mercy of CBS and our parents. If you missed one of the specials, you were out of luck because it wasn’t going to be on again until next Christmas.

Now that I have set the preface for this post I will get to the card part.

In 2000 Ron Howard and Jim Carrey joined forces and made the Grinch live action. I was very skeptical when it came out, there was no way that a live action Grinch could capture Boris Karloff’s Grinch. I eventually came around and love the movie, one of my favorite holiday classics.
I just picked up four autographs from the set, two Christine Baranski and two Jeffrey Tambor. Tambor played Mayor Augustus Maywho and Christine Baranski played Martha May Whovier. The cards have more limited versions, these are the black ink, which are the most common. There is also blue ink and the red ink versions are the most limited. I was able to work out a deal with the seller, each card for $4 and then $4 for shipping. 
Other autographs in the set include director Ron Howard and artists who worked on the original animated special. Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who, didn’t sign her cards but you can find her unsigned cards for a premium.  


  1. Getting auto's from some of the original animators sure would be cool!

  2. Dude. I gotta get those now. Didn't know they made em. Esp barinsky. Always been a fan. She is hilarious

  3. Never saw the live action Grinch... but I grew up with Boris Karloff’s Grinch. Haven't seen it in years though. One of these years, I'll do a marathon with all of those Christmas classics.