I’ve been getting a steady stream of these packages in the mail lately. They’re large manila envelopes wrapped in string and covered with Mexican handwriting and rubber stamps. I am convinced my mailman thinks I’m smuggling drugs, but I assure you that’s not it at all — it’s even better!
I just can’t stop buying vintage Mexican lobby cards. They are readily available on eBay and usually sell for less than ten bucks, unless they feature a popular movie. The lobby cards I tend to collect are for movies I’ve never even heard of, so they are fairly inexpensive. Compare these to the U.S. versions and you would easily have to double or quadruple the cost. Personally, I think the Spanish words with the low-budget illustrations make these even better than the U.S. versions.
The artwork on these is just cheesy greatness. I’ll do some detailed posts in the future, but for now, feast your eyes on some of the “great” art that attracts me to these mini posters…
Anybody else collecting these? What are some of your favorites?