Ready For Those Adventures In Babysitting Trading Cards?

Ready For Those Adventures In Babysitting Trading Cards?

There are many films from the 80s for one reason or another that never had the opportunity to get their own card set, that is just a sad fact. Predator, Alien Nation, Night of the Creeps, and so many more. Which is why it’s great that talented people like Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s is on the job and picking up that slack!

You might recall last September when he took it upon himself to craft a set of virtual cards for 1987’s The Monster Squad. Well, he has done it again but this time has set his sights on the Chris Columbus 1987 teenage adventure/comedy Adventures In Babysitting.

All images courtesy of Shawn Robare and Branded in the 80s.
All images courtesy of Shawn Robare and Branded in the 80s.

I saw Adventures in Babysitting along with my Cousin Brandon back in the day when it opened on July 1st, 1987. It was the perfect film for us with it’s mixture of teenage comedy and the threatening but almost comic book villains. This movie also made me fall head over heels for the beautiful Elisabeth Shue, a crush that I had for quite a few years.

[Via] Club 1981 Channel

Adventures in Babysitting Trading Cards #9 - Shawn Robare - Branded in the 80s

I really want to give a big thanks to Shawn for letting me share these cards with you but make sure that you hop over to Branded in the 80s to see the whole set. The amount of detail and work that he has put into them is more than just a little awesome!


Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. My first reaction to the wrap is – Zombie Babysitter
    (an idea whose time has come)

    Yeah, it’s been ages since I’ve seen this.
    My local library has this in Blu.
    Will have to revisit.
    Also had a mad crush on Miss Shue from this and pretty much anything that had her in it
    (even that dreaded monkey movie that played constantly on our cable movie channel)

    And reading the back of that card, the movie opened with pretty much the opposite of a ‘manly woman’.

    *heads to library*

  2. Atari Adventure Square – Not sure if my cardback wording caused any confusion but the “manly woman” I was referring to was the character of Dawson that Vincent D’Onofrio ending up playing. It was supposed to be a manly woman, say in the vein of Mama Fratelli from the Goonies. Either way, totally seek it out as it really holds up for fans of 80s flicks…

  3. Ah, you see? That’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen the movie that I forgot Shue’s character was not named Dawson.
    Also, I think I may have revealed my TL;DR nature of web surfing these days.
    I’m drinking more coffee to cure me of this ailment.

    Either way, love seeing these trading cards.

  4. Shawn, thanks a million for not just creating these beauties but allowing me to share them. :D

  5. No problem Vic, the majority of the reason I created them it to celebrate the past of which you and the Retroist are doing a bang up job. Glad I could help stoke the fire :)

  6. I love that it mentions the old London Ontario O-Pee-Chee factory on the label! The original building is an apartment block now. I can’t remember what happened to the London East location. Repurposed most likely.

  7. Alphacentaurian – Yeah, I try and keep the small text details of the original real wrappers I base these on in-tact as much as possible to heighten the realism as well as keeping that stuff visible for folks with keen eyes like you! :)

  8. Night of the Creeps, Shawn. Halloween is just around the corner. :)

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