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Jazz and Blues trading cards. I didn't know about these. Anyone here every collect any? 1992 was the year these were for sale. 

 

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I have both boxes. I think that's all there were.   There was also a book. They're all still available at Amazon.

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good cards, lousy bubble gum. Tasted like gin.

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Never heard of these and I used to collect cards. 

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I have the Early Jazz Greats cards (which, if I recall correctly, I picked up at Tower Records' going-out-of-business sale) and the book.  They are fun items to have and would serve as a great gift (to give or receive) for the jazz fan.

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I have  the Early Jazz Greats cards  and the Crumb book.

Can't remember where I bought the cards. The set still has a $6.95 sticker. 

I miss Crumb's output...

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I've never owned a set, but have seen them for sale any number of times over the years.

I remember seeing a nifty documentary about Robert Crumb back in Kansas City, probably 20 years ago.  Interesting guy (putting it mildly).

Wikipedia seems to indicate he's still among us! - age 75.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Crumb

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Crumb is currently à happy résident of the southern France village called Sauve.

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Lucky guy ...

Is that the "Book" you all are talking about?

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I used to have both sets of cards (plus, I believe a set of early "Country Music Heroes"). At some point, they didn't interest me anymore and I sold/traded them - too much stuff.

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I remember R.Crumb's jazz cards and his blues cards but not his country (music) cards, though I've seen a few of the country cards' illustrations in isolation. On Amazon, I just saw each of the three — blues, jazz, and country by R.Crumb — reissued in 2017 and available as sets of cards. That's in addition to the book that features the illustrations from all three.

They are listed as follows on Amazon:

Heroes of the Blues Boxed Trading Card Set by R. Crumb
Early Jazz Greats Boxed Trading Card Set by R. Crumb
Pioneers of Country Music Boxed Trading Card Set by R. Crumb

and the book is listed as

R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

The book comes "along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself . . . " and a bio of each musician.

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Back in my distribution days we sold these. Nick Perls Yazoo was the source.

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I want the Albert Ammons rookie card.

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9 hours ago, JSngry said:

I want the Albert Ammons rookie card.

Me too.

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