Last week there was a seller in Florida offering a bunch of Disneyland and Walt Disney World cards for sale in the old “mystery stack” format. That is…the seller chose not to detail what was in the lot. When encountering this sort of thing, I will usually low ball the item and if I get it, great…maybe there will be some hidden treasure there. If I don’t get it, then so be it.
Well…I was in a meeting last week when these lots were closing and, while the meeting did have my attention (albeit a bit divided), I was able to snag a few of them. If you didn’t win, no worries, there really wasn’t anything super special in the Disneyland lots. You didn’t miss anything. But there were a few interesting items in terms of “cultural history” of the Disneyland park.
First up is a card (NT0037) from August, 1956 (oh…I forgot to mention…I would say about half of the cards were used). This is a great card! Ruth clearly was not totally comfortable with the idea of telling her friends that it was she who wanted to go to Disneyland! So, as parents will sometimes do, she used “the boys as an excuse” for her trip out to Anaheim! Good for you Ruth…wherever you are!
Next up is the back of NT0318Aa. I’ll just let you read it…it made me smile!
Finally…on the collecting side of things, there was this Gray Line card which you would think is NT1168. But, I don’t think it is. Why? Well, it has been removed from a booklet. So, clearly, Gray Line must have published a booklet with the three cards that they produced (NT1168 and it’s variants). You may recall, if you have been reading this blog for a while, that I posted on this same issue almost exactly a year ago…here. Anyway, a quick search on eBay shows that there was a “Los Angeles” booklet with 20 cards that have a similar back. I just bought one for $9.99 while writing this post! I’ll let you know what I find out. (And if I am the last person in the community to figure this out…please, rescue me from my ignorance and add a comment below!)
Ok…that’s it for today!
Until next time…
P.S. The Walt Disney World lots I won had some great stuff in them as well…I will talk about those in an upcoming post!