Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Off Topic: 1993 Leave It To Beaver Model Airplane Magazine Card


One of my favorite hobbies is writing for "A Pack to Be Named Later," where the goal of the group is open at least one pack of every collectible card ever made. Within that, I go out of my way to find weird packs of cards, such as the 1993 Pacific Leave It To Beaver (above). 

As you see in the picture, Beaver is holding a "Model Airplane News" magazine. When I posted the card, Bo did some poking around and found that the issue of Vogue was from 1960. So, I went on a quest to see if I could find the magazine that Beaver is holding. 

After a bit of searching, I was able to find it! The issue in hand is the March 1960! In the enlarged photo above, you can make out the USAF and the TA-143, but everything else is a bit harder - partly because it is small text and partly because he is bending the corner. But, this is it:

The hobby of collecting cards, baseball or otherwise, often leads to us chasing wild geese and falling down rabbit holes. In this case, we chased an airplane on the cover of a magazine from 1960. And we came up Aces!