Topps American Pie Cards

Most of us know Topps for their baseball and football cards. Okay, maybe most of us here at Retroist.com know them for Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages, but we know them. Recently, I discovered some Topps cards that are right up our retro alley: Topps American Pie Cards.

The American Pie Cards cover the past couple decades of American life. There are 200 base cards showing the people and events of these decades. These base cards start with the end of WWII and end with Hurricane Irene. There are 50 Hollywood Walk of Fame cards with images of Fred Astair, Errol Flynn, and the like, and 38 autograph cards featuring the signatures of such luminaries as Don McClean, Tia Carrere and Tom Arnold. And most interestingly of all, there are 30 Fads and Fashions cards. This last category covers these crazes of the past several years:

POGS
Pet Rocks
Slap Bracelets
Trucker Hats
Hula Hoops
Coonskin Caps
Poodle Skirts
3D Movies
Rickie Tickie Stickers
Troll Dolls
Lava Lamps
Go-Go Boots
Mood Rings
Hypercolor T-Shirts
Big Hair
Baby On Board
Friendship Bracelets
The Macarena
Bleached Hair
Beanie Babies
Tickle Me Elmo
Texas Hold ’em
The Atkins Diet
Livestrong Wristbands
Flagpole Sitting
Goldfish Swallowing
Kilroy Was Here
Superballs
Telephone Booth Stuffing
Zoot Suits

Not only do these Fads and Fashions cards cover some great territory, but they have a great design as well:

To be honest, I haven’t collected cards since middle school, but if I did, I’d collect these. Okay, I’d collect Garbage Pail Kids, but these would be next!

Doug

Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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