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By | Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Leave a Comment
Recently uncovered from a homemade wooden box marked "SEAN"...
I had a good sized collection of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark cards as a kid, but what you see above marks the entirety of my Superman cards.

I vaguely remember being really disappointed with the first movie cards because two of them just had Ma and Pa Kent, who were on screen for all of five minutes and the too flashy, but non-descript "Incredible Laboratory of Jor-El." (Although "Preparing to Leap Skyward" wasn't bad, if a bit dark.)

It looks as if I had a tad more luck with Superman II although I suspect my second set consisted largely of Ursa and Non, and who really gave a rat's ass about them? Zod was clearly the only real challenge to Superman. Ursa and Non were to Zod what Otis was to Lex Luthor. And we all remember how unnecessary HE was!

And while I'm on the subject of Superman movies, I never liked Margot Kidder as Lois Lane -- no offense to her as an actress, but even when I was six years old, I thought she was a lousy choice for the part. Loved Christopher Reeve as Superman and Clark Kent; I could've taken or left Gene Hackman as Luthor; but Kidder as Lois just didn't work. Especially since I'd already seen Noel Neill do such an incredible job at the part on the reruns I'd seen on Saturday mornings. Kidder's wardrobe was terrible; she sounded like she'd spent her entire life smoking; she constantly vacillated between strong, contemporary woman and mindless screamer; and I'm sorry, but I just never thought she was the least bit attractive.

Anyway, I don't have a point here, other than to say, "Hey, cool! I found some of my old trading cards!"
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