Random Card of the Day

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Year: 1989-90

Set: Stimorol (Rate)

Card: #11 Merv Hughes

“ I have no idea. ” -chvlDm   8
“ Cricket!! I had no idea until now that they have cricket cards ” -tinyshogun   4
“ Decent for a branded set. I don’t know what kinds of stats go on cricket cards but I think they could’ve benefited from adding some here. ” -pugchump   2
“ Does the back bio really talk about his beer drinking? Cricket rules! ” -rmpaq5   5
“ Text on the back getting honest with his “amber intake”. Hilarious! ” -Tscastle   5
“ Is it just me, or does the grinning umpire behind Merv look demonic? ” -curling2019
“ The cropping and framing of the image in the front of the card- just eww. It looks like someone took a profile photo for a google account and slapped a yellow border around it. It's rather nice to see cricket cards here, but this one just looks like it was made in five minutes. ” -BigBoyOnWheels   1
“ Who can forget his 13 wicket bag against the Windies? ” -kirkscards   1
“ Looks like he has the air guitar going, plus that's a great autograph. ” -hamrlik22   1
“ Living in the USA we rarely see anything cricket related. Nice looking card sort of an homage to the 1958/59 Topps Football/Baseball designs with the picture in a circle. Looks like this set is intended for fans to collect the cards and then seek out autographs at the matches. Some people will complain about that saying they are misprinted autograph cards because there is no autograph. ” -captkirk42   2
“ Is Merv the strange old man or the guy walking like he's holding a stinky sock? ” -TwinKiller   2
“ WOW! Cricket! ” -cjjt   1
“ Honestly, I'm not sure what's going on. ” -jdogg1228   4
“ nice autograph lol ” -mkb   1

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:48 AM

The most 'Aussie' card I've seen :D


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Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:51 AM

This was getting close to the end of mass produced, insertless cricket sets in Australia. I used to pay 40 cents at the milk bar and you'd get a stick of chewy, Stimorol being a chewing gum company, who took over from Scanlens in the late 80s after they had produced the bulk of the common sets since the early 60s. I remember The Reject Shop in Ballarat selling packs of these for 5c a year after they were released, the shelf overflowing their were so many of them. Sets still go pretty cheap. Merv is an Aussie legend. Beer drinking, casual bloke who I'm lucky enough to have had a drinking session or two with through a mutual friend. 


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Sunday, November 21, 2021 8:07 AM

After seeing the back of this card, I have a sudden, uncontrollable desire to collect this cricket set.


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Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:21 AM

What is going on here? They couldn't of found a better photo?


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Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:34 PM

That was a wicked googly!!!

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