For your viewing enjoyment today, here are some more images from the batch of Mexican lobby cards I received earlier this week.
There are thousands of lobby cards out there, so when I choose the ones for my collection, I try to select posters and lobby cards that would look amazing framed on the wall — not just in my batcave, but in other collectors’ living rooms as well. If it can stand on its own awesomesauce (that word seems to be popular with the kids these days) then I will consider plunking down the money for it.
Lobby cards typically have a black and white photo still from the movie inserted in the design. There might be a dozen lobby cards for a single movie where the only difference is that photo. I try to pick the cards with an interesting photo, but obviously the full-color art surrounding the photo is what really gets my interest.
I love B-movie lobby cards with outer space and monster images. There are some amazing horror cards out there, but I just don’t want to stare at those images all day long, so I will usually pass on those.
Another nice thing about collecting lobby cards is that their size is manageable. Movie poster one-sheets are big and take up half a wall, but lobby cards can be displayed, mailed, and traded much easier than their big brothers. Anyone else out there got a collection going? I’m always up for a trade!