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The Countdown to Halloween 2017 Has Begun!

The Countdown to Halloween 2017 Has Begun!

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Once again your humble curator has signed on to be an official Halloween Cryptkeeper! As always, this means throughout the month of October you’ll see all sorts of fun, spooky posts with a Halloween theme, along with the usual, non-scary tomfoolery of course. I’ll also be posting some scary stuff on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, so check them out too! To join in the fun and see other blogs participating in the countdown, just click the Beistle skull icon in the upper right. And of course you can view all of my previous Halloween content by clicking here or by checking out the fun Halloween stuff I have on Tumblr. Boo!
The Countdown to Halloween 2016 Has Begun!

The Countdown to Halloween 2016 Has Begun!

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After sitting out for a few years, I'm back on the roster as a Halloween Cryptkeeper! That means throughout this month you’ll see all sorts of fun, spooky posts with a Halloween theme. Along with the usual, non-scary tomfoolery of course. I’ll also be posting some scary stuff on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, so check them out too! To join in the fun and see other blogs participating in the countdown, just click the Beistle skull icon in the upper right. And of course you can view all of my previous Halloween content by clicking here. Boo!
Say Hello to the CFL, Eh!

Say Hello to the CFL, Eh!

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Despite the dearth of new posts here on the blog, it's been a very busy past several months here at GFS HQ. So what have I been up to? Well, mainly I've been beefing up The Press Room at a furious pace. I don't have an exact figure but I would estimate I've added several hundred new game programs and media guides since the summer, for all the leagues I cover. But what I want to announce here is the addition of a new league to the Press Room -- the Canadian Football League! The CFL joins my ever-growing list of league publications, which also includes covers from the AAFC, MLB, NBA, College Football, NFL, NHL, and WFL. The timing isn't the best on the addition, as the 2014 CFL season recently ended. Nevertheless, I now have programs for teams past and present, going back to the lea...
The Press Room in the Press! (AFL Programs in the Boston Globe)

The Press Room in the Press! (AFL Programs in the Boston Globe)

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I guess it can now be said that I have made the big time. Thanks to one of the many great connections I've made through the internet, some of my AFL programs were recently featured in an article published in the December 7 edition of the Boston Globe! Titled "How football programs have changed—and what it means" and written by online buddy Robert Newman, the article looks at how the great Boston Patriots programs of the old AFL stack up against the modern, slick New England Patriots covers. (Spoiler alert: The old ones are better.) A related article highlights a handful of old Pats vs. San Diego Chargers programs, with good commentary by Robert. It's well worth a read (and a listen) even apart from the fact that it features items from my fantastic collection of sports ephemera. M
Introducing… The Press Room!

Introducing… The Press Room!

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This week I started rolling out my newest and most ambitious project yet, and paradoxically the one I've spent the least time promoting -- The Press Room. Basically, the Press Room is an extension of my popular and beloved gallery of American Football League covers but with one major difference. Not content to waste dozens of hours scouring the internet for vintage AFL programs, I've decided to expand to all four of the major North American pro sports leagues -- MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA. So I've begun the long, painstaking task of assembling a collection of images from those four leagues featuring game programs, media guides, yearbooks, and more. I'm hoping to be able to cover just about everything up until the early 1990s. I use that as the cutoff point for no particular reaso
It’s a Golden Age Superhero Halloween!

It’s a Golden Age Superhero Halloween!

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I think I like the idea of reading Golden Age superhero comics more than actually doing it. Compared to today's comic books, the stories and artwork often don't measure up. But man, I could look at the covers all day. So in the spirit of the season, here's a few Golden Age comic book covers with a Halloween theme. The Superman one is technically Silver Age, but I think it has the same lighthearted spirit as the other three so I included it. If straight-ahead horror comics from the Golden Age are more your thing, I've got a gallery of them too. I couldn't resist including this last one from Batman, even though it is firmly entrenched in the Silver Age and is of a much more serious tone. But how can you go wrong with a vintage Neal Adams cover?
The Countdown to Halloween 2013 Has Begun!

The Countdown to Halloween 2013 Has Begun!

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It's October 1, and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to kick off the Countdown to Halloween! I had so much fun acting as a Cryptkeeper for last year's countdown that I'm back to do it again. So throughout the month you'll see all sorts of fun, spooky posts with a Halloween theme. Along with the usual, non-scary tomfoolery of course. To join in the fun, just click the Fruit Brute icon in the upper right to see every post for this year's countdown. To see all of my cool Halloween posts, you can check out the Halloween archives for those. I'll also be posting some scary stuff on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, so check them out too! Oh and lest I forget, the headquarters for the Countdown to Halloween is here. Please visit other participants' pages as well to see what they...
Tumblr Highlights, Week Ended 9/6/13

Tumblr Highlights, Week Ended 9/6/13

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Here are some highlights from the last week on my very own Tumblr feed. Included here are some tourist shots from Cuba in 1955, some great scenes from the American retail scene of the 1950s, and an ad for The Chevy Chase Show. Click any picture to be taken to the original post, and by all means follow me there if you're a user. [alpine-phototile-for-tumblr src="user" uid="grayflannelsuit" imgl="tumblr" style="vertical" size="500" num="20" shadow="1" curve="1" align="center" max="100"]