I've finally made a blogging home for my postcard collection. It will probably have a lot of Chicago history but many other things as well including sports. You know how I love variety. If you're interested please follow and/or add DDD to your feed. Here's the link, David Does Deltiology.
Here's today's postcard:
By the way, Can't Have Too Many Cards quietly passed it's 10th anniversary about a week ago. I know it's been limping along (so am I) but that's still a long time. I've enjoyed doing it and of course sharing time with you and your efforts. I'm not giving it up either. Just be patient with the old blog. It needs to nap once in a while.
Here's a link to my very first post. You'll probably recognize the first three commenters.
Thanks as always for stopping by.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
My wife and I are both Sesame Street Muppets fans but my wife also liked The Muppet Show so this series of posts is for her.
This fun 60 card set was put out by Cardz in 1993.
Not the same song or the same show but it is a Springsteen song
TADZ II TOADS
EN VOLVED (FEATURING MISS PIGGY)
Prince on Muppets Tonight:
DR. BUNSEN "GARTH" HONEYDEW
From Muppets Tonight:
GONZ N' NOSES
Here are some of my favorite artists on TMS:
Monday, July 22, 2019
On this date in 1849 poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City. All Americans should at least be aquainted with her words. They are inscribed on a bronze plaque on the pedestal beneath The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
This is one of 50 cards from the T99 Sights and Scenes of the World set issued in 1911. I can't get enough antique gold borders.
Seven years ago today Ron Santo was posthumously enshrined in Cooperstown. Maybe I'll have a Snickers in his honor.
This image (not an exact replica) is a little weird.
The real one.
Do you ever find youself appreciating the packaging as much as the actual collectible.
This is my all-time favorite image of Ron. I have a framed colorized copy hanging on a wall in my house.
This is the favorite collectible I own.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
July 20, 1969. There are a handful of other dates in our history that hold as much significance, but this may be the most inspring.
There were nearly nine million first day covers produced feating this stamp. Here's a link to the story.
Here's a cover from the 10th anniversary. The image is "silk".
This is one of the iconic photographs from the mission.
Headlines and press releases were ready in the case that the LEM failed to make it off the moon. Thankfully all went smoothly.