Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wayne Gretzky Mini Promo Hockey Stick

The unfortunate piece of information that goes with this mini promo hockey stick is that the "Great One" was announcing that he was trading Janet Jones for a "wife to be named later."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Charlie Ventura, Tenor Saxophonist, 1940's

Charlie Ventura was named "Best Tenor Sax" by the readers of Downbeat in 1945. He worked with Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden, and a number of jazz greats. He died in 1992 in Pleasantville, New Jersey. This promo photo from the 1940's is signed by Mr Ventura himself. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Cover, Stanford University, 1969

Stanford University became the "Indians" in 1930. They retired the "Indian" mascot in the early 1970's.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ancient Order of Turtles Ballpoint Pen

The "Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles" was created in WWII as an informal drinking club among pilots. They described themselves as being "an honorable drinking fraternity composed of ladies and gentlemen of the highest morals and good character, who are never vulgar." Having known a few military pilots, including one who crashed a helicopter I was in, they are mostly not vulgar, unless they are crashing a helicopter into some trees; then they know every swear word in the book. To get into this club you need to answer a volley of questions remembering that vulgarity and dishonor have no place in your answers. If you have a diabetic donkey then this club is for you!!!