MAJOR LEAGUE HORROR: 8 Picture Cards. 1 Stick of Bubble Gum.

Tops 86 Front Template Killer Klown 6aYou like baseball? We like horror movies. It’s been a couple o’ years since we addressed the issue of sports and horror. The last time I mentioned the subject was my very first contribution The Liberal Dead and was all about how football fans and horror fans were a whole lot alike. I like football. I like horror movies. Baseball? Now that’s a horse of a different color, but thankfully you don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy what Shawn Savage and I have devised today.

We may not be huge baseball fans, but boy do we friggin’ love baseball cards. As a kid I used to build card houses with them and trade them with neighborhood kids. I think I even eventually traded a pile of them for a porn mag. I didn’t know what I was trading exactly, but I had a giant box full of them. I had the plastic sleeves to protect them (that I would later use to protect my Fright Flicks and Bernie Wrightson cards). My favorite were the Topps brand cards. They had little trophy’s on ‘em sometimes. Big ol’ team names on the front in brilliant color. Great borders and statistics on the back for which I would need a map and legend to try to understand. Collectors collect. Horders horde. Baseball cards are collectible whether you like the sport or not. My favorite cards were the 1986 Topps cards. They had the bright logos, the sharp contrasty headers and the reddish backs. Big ol’ unadulterated picture on the front.  Give me a stick of dry card gum and one of those cards anyday.

But I’m a horror fan. And there in lies the conundrum. We have to share the TV and conversation with goddamn baseball through the entire month of October. We have come to a compromise!

October is the Race for the Pennant. Well Horror fans call it Halloween and our all stars have bigger knives then yours!

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-Dr. TERROR

 

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About Jimmy Terror

Dr. Jimmy Terror, more commonly known as James P. Harris, has been “writing your eyes” shut since 2010 with his horror themed blog, Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors (whose name is a play on words derived from the Amicus film, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors). In the early 2000’s he fronted the band The Vaudeville Vampires, a short-lived "Horrorabilly" band which saw the creation of a catalog of horror related songs before disbanding (with only one, six song demo ever being produced and distributed). He has had only one on screen appearance to date in the horror short, Ocean Parkway, as maniacal, gloved killer with a hair fetish. Having done some un-credited, behind the scenes work in some low budget genre pictures, he is currently working on his first foray into screenwriting with a demonic, retro gore entry that pays homage to Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento as well as other Italian masters of the genre.
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  • http://www.strangekidsclub.com/ Rondal

    These are great Jimmy! I especially like how you took the time to write up the stats on the back of each card. Rawhead’s Baptism Method is priceless. :D

  • http://nerdoutwithmeblog.blogspot.com/ Nerd Out With Me

    These are awesome. I loved the 86 Topps set. The stats on the back are epic. I just watched Killer Klowns last night so I’m partial to that being my fav.