Happy Sunday evening! Today in Bond history, Philip Locke who played Vargas in Thunderball passed away this day 2004. You may remember I did a blog post last month since Locke celebrated his birthday on March 29. Since that entry was fairly close to today’s entry, pulled out a recent acquisition to share.
This year at Wondercon, there were several vendors selling curios of yesteryear, including Hotwheel cars, movie posters and yes, collector’s cards. So, I bring you a vintage package of Moonraker cards unopened (front and back):
I am curious what the sticker cost was originally and I even tried to pry off the recent sticker to no avail. Oh well....
The top card was the maniacal villain of the film, Drax:
Sadly, the bubble gum has seen better days. My test subject (my boyfriend) said the gum tasted awful and it was almost as hard as a rock. I tried breaking one of the pieces, which snapped when I did so:
The package came with ten cards (I had two duplicates), a sticker card, and of course the decaying bubble gum:
The backsides of most of my cards were of a mystery image or two. It looked like there were a couple of images, based on the border colors, red and yellow. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough to go on to make out exactly what the images were.
And here are some close-up shots of the two cards that did have narratives on the back.
And, ta-da, the sticker of Mr. James Bond himself (Sir Roger Moore):
I hope you enjoyed the reveal as much as I did!
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