If you're interested, here are some photos featuring some of the cooler things we saw down there:
As I was perusing the strobe light display in on of them, my son struck 1980s gold. There, in a basket were trading cards: Dick Tracy, Ninja Turtles, Batman and... New Kids On The Block.
I’ve mentioned New Kids On The Block before in my post Teen Idols Through the Ages. It was a boy band that formed in 1984 and, man, were they ever HOT. With chart topping songs like “The Right Stuff” and “Hangin’ Tough,” the five boys from Boston -- Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre -- had girls across the land in a frenzy.
Back then they didn’t have the internet. Fans got their info from magazines and trading cards -- sweet trading cars -- dreamy pictures....detailed info... rapture!
The KNOTB ones were from 1989. I’ve got to say, they’re quite a time capsule. That, of course, translates to hysterical, which means I had to have them. So I plunked down $1.50 and skipped out of the store.
I soon realized these cards had to be shared. I'm a giver. That's just who I am. So, if you’re interested, click here for some NKOTB trading card fun. If you’re not, click anyway. I wasted too much time scanning these. It's the least you can do!