Welcome to Souvenir Saturday. Today we’ve got a couple of souvenir playing cards from the early days of Magic Mountain. Unfortunately, while both decks do feature great photos, each deck simply repeats the photo 54 times!
Up first from the mid 1970’s this deck has a great photo of the Jet Stream back when they used to race down the last drop. The double chutes are still there, but the right side has been closed for years. The one on the right looks pasted in doesn't it?
The other set of cards must be from the opening year 1971 or very soon after. These cards feature the original Magic Mountain logo (which is my favorite!) and some great early vintage photos; do I see blue and green Metro Monorails? SAVE THE MONORAIL!!!!
The 1971 deck of cards is HUGE! I feel like the host of Card Sharks when I play with these big dudes! I’ve always had an odd fondness for these typer of oversized cards, maybe I better consult Freud.
The box for the large cards still has part of its original price tag, too bad we can’t see the price! Made in Japan????