The year was 1992, and one lucky fan was smart enough to buy the souvenir photo after the ride and get it signed by Pac himself.
Topps gave Will Ferrell his own set of baseball cards after the comedian played 10 different positions for 10 different teams in one day during this year’s Spring Training. While none of these top 50 Cent’s bad pitch card, they’re still pretty great as far as baseball cards go. Collect’em all.
From the collection of 103 year-old American numismatist Eric P. Newman. The 1890 Treasury Note gets its nickname from the zeros printed on the back which resemble watermelons.
Andy Rementer has designed a set of 3 stamps highlighting the future possibilities of technology for the philatelic-friendly Republic of San Marino in Italy, a region where an estimated 10% of its revenue “is generated by the sale of its postage stamps to international collectors.”
A small number of the Atari E.T. cartridges that were dug up earlier this year from the “Atari Dump” in Alamogordo, New Mexico are available for auction on ebay. SOLD AS IS.
In an unassuming suburb of Buenos Aires sits a sportswear shop frozen in time. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, the store is stacked with unopened Adidas shoe and apparel boxes from the 1970s, all closely guarded by a 75-year-old shopkeeper with a tragic story who lost everything and holds onto this time capsule as a form of personal therapy. Thirsty for a glimpse into the trove of rare goods, some of the most enthused Adidas collectors journeyed across the Atlantic to gain entry into the dusty shop of their dreams. Their story unfolds, below.
Roger Gastman is a great collector of things. Weird classifieds, rare graffiti propaganda, children’s toys, vintage spraypaint, art by serial killers… he’s got it all and more. For TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, his most recent show which opens tonight at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery in LA, Roger has placed on display a robust selection of these artifacts for viewing and consumption. Since his instagram is about the only way we can observe Roger’s daily collectings, we pulled images of some of our favorite digital ephemera, and asked Roger to explain. What follows is the result of our online conversation also known as “explain this picture.”
How one Staten Island man’s small vending machine empire made and then eventually lost $1 million in the Homies trade.