4/1/13

Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Game (Russell Mfg, 1955)

Here's a nifty little item I picked up this weekend, the Mickey Mouse Club "Newsreel" Card Game, made in 1955 and complete in the box.  You have to admire the lithography on these cards; they are lovely, if random! There are four suits or ten cards each:
R is for the "Kids Rodeo" suit. Some of these are hilarious...especially the "Calf Branding," but the "Shooting" one is rather politically incorrect!

W is for the "World's Wonders" suit, which is my favorite. Note the inclusion of the brand-new D*SNEYLAND, and some Wonders which don't even exist anymore...

D is the "Davy Crockett" suit, which was a huge hit at the time of course. Uh oh, injuns, more political incorrectitude!

F is for "Game Fish," and a few D*sney characters finally make an appearance.

The instruction card, and an ad card.
Not only can you file this under "They Don't Make Them Like That Anymore," but it struck me that today, that company would never publish a game where most of the cards don't reflect any characters or properties that they own! Much less cards with gun-toting tykes!

1 comment:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

It's a sad world we live in today!