In the 1970s someone made parody cartoon baseball cards with goofy cartoon monsters playing baseball or football. Does anyone recall who made these or what they were called?
#105604. Asked by Br.John. (May 15 09 5:50 PM)
I think this is what you are looking for:|
Cardtoons Baseball Parody Cards are the most unique trading cards on the market. Unlike traditional baseball cards which are licensed by Major League Baseball Properties and by Major League Baseball Players Association, Cardtoons are unlicensed. As a consequence, Cardtoons is able to "tell it like it is", and depict major league baseball, its players, managers, and owners in a humorous (if not always flattering) manner.
In 1993, when the cards were originally introduced, MLBPA objected to the cards as an impermissible appropriation of the players' "right of publicity", and asked a judge to prevent Cardtoons from manufacturing and selling its parody cards. Cardtoons insisted that the cards were a parody, and an important form of entertainment and social commentary which deserved First Amendment protection. After an initial hearing, a U.S. Magistrate Judge agreed with MLBPA. Cardtoons, L.C. v. Major League Baseball Players Ass'n, 838 F.Supp. 1501 (N.D.Okla. 1993).
Nearly a year later, U.S. District Judge James O. Ellision disagreed, reversing the U.S. Magistrate Judge's decision, and holding that the cards were protected by the First Amendment. Cardtoons, L.C. v. Major League Baseball Players Ass'n, 868 F.Supp. 1266 (N.D.Okla. 1994)
MLBPA filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In August, 1996, more than three years after the cards were introduced, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of Cardtoons. Cardtoons, L.C. v. Major League Baseball Players Ass'n, 95 F.3d 959, 65 USLW 2174, 39 U.S.P.Q.2d 1865, 24 Media L. Rep. 2281 (10th Cir. 1996).
This site mentions monster baseball cards that were also stickers.|
"Help Me! When I was younger I collected these "monster" baseball cards. They were peel off stickers and came with gum, just like the Garbage Pail Kids cards. The cards were of different baseball teams and mascots and the players were monsters and aliens. Does anyone remember these?
I last saw them about 10 years ago at a Flea Market here in Alabama."
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