Monday, September 23, 2013

Stamp Out Qubis

So, I had to run to Wal-Mart yesterday and I saw something in the card collecting aisle.   I took a quick look and went on with my regular shopping.  I had to return to Wal-Mart today.  I picked it up.  It was a bag of a Topps Qubi.  $2.98 at the checkout.


I waited until I got home to open it.


Some of you like to see the wrappers.  Here's the back side.


Inside the bag was one Collectible Stamper Cube and a checklist.  The quarter did not come in the bag.  I used it for comparison.


Click the checklist to embiggen.


Not a snow globe.  Sort of a see through magnifying glass thingo.


Here's the bottom.


A scan of the flattened bag.  Just to keep our wrapper people interested.

If you remove the bottom of the cube you reveal the pre-inked stamp.  I got me a Mike Trout head.


Yes, I had to stamp something.

Collect all 75?  I don't think so.

The trip wasn't a total waste.  I also picked up the Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection.


Here's the checklist for that one:
  • The Cocoanuts (1929)
  • Animal Crackers (1930)
  • Monkey Business (1931)
  • Horse Feathers (1932)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
Add that to my TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection DVD:
  • A Day At The Races (1937)
  • Room Service (1938)
  • A Night In Casablanca (1946)
  • At The Circus (1939)
And I'm pretty far along in completing the set. For a complete list of feature (non-short) films, here's what I'm lacking:
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • Go West (1940)
  • The Big Store (1941)
  • Love Happy (1949)
Of course, A Night at the Opera is one of the big ones to land.  Not difficult, I just haven't purchased it yet.

7 comments:

  1. Marx Brothers - they will make any trip worth the effort.

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  2. i'm also more impressed with your marx brothers pick up than that stamp thingy. dressing up as groucho marx for halloween was a rite of passage in my family,

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  3. "What this country needs is a man of action. What this country needs is Rufus T. Firefly!"

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  4. I like the Qubi things. All of us collectors that love oddball stuff from the 80s seem to be dismissing oddball stuff that's hitting now. I enjoy it. I'll wait a year or so for the market to drop on a box, but still. You also did well with Trout. I'm seeing most are selling for 2-3x what you spent on the pack.
    Oh, and I have some McHales I raided from home. Not much and probably stuff you have from the basketball junkwax era, but I can get it together to send out soon enough.
    --Jon

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  5. You know how I feel. Now pardon me while I have a strange interlude.

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    1. The one with Clark Gable and Norma Shearer?

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    2. Close, the 1932 film was an adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play. The play was on Broadway in 1928. The line from Animal Crackers was in 1930.
      http://youtu.be/Omu_bePQ4Lc

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