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)
Update - January 2018 - I picked up:
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • Go West (1940)
  • The Big Store (1941)
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:
  • Love Happy (1949)


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

  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,

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

  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.

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

    1. The one with Clark Gable and Norma Shearer?

    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.