Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #25 / Matchbox 1979/80

The fact that this catalogue still exists in one piece is pretty amazing. I don't know how it came into my possession, but somehow it did, probably in 1979. The orange BMW CSL in the lower left hand corner of the bottom picture was the first Matchbox car I was ever given, most likely in 1976 or 1977. I pored over this booklet hundreds, maybe thousands of times, thinking about the cars I wanted and checking off the ones I already had. I can still tell you which ones I had played with at other kid's houses. I think I still have some residual desire to own the red car carrying truck in the middle image.

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