And now for something completely different... a pair of 60s Dutch Gum cards that I added to my non-sports binder recently. It's a fun set that includes all sorts of celebrities. I have picked up some of my favorite actors and musicians over the last few months. I haven't posted them obviously. This kind of card draw much less reader interest than posting the latest Topps offerings but you gotta collect and blog what you like, right?
For the second time in this series of posts, I'm breaking a rule and showing a book I have yet to read. My copy of The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic has been on my shelf for a while. I found it at a Goodwill Store and I have yet to attempt it. It received some very good reviews so maybe I should push it up on the reading queue.
Speaking of Dutch Gum cards...
These are smaller in size. More like those Topps stickers from the 80s. I would never even consider trying to figure out the Dutch Gum issues and various series.
How's that for a pair of icons? Give a listen to their 1956 Ella and Louis album:
Great, right? It should be. Here's the crew:
- Louis Armstrong - vocals, trumpet
- Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
- Oscar Peterson - piano
- Ray Brown - bass
- Herb Ellis - guitar
- Buddy Rich - drums