Monday, July 4, 2016

Robbins, Orbison added to "2nd Series" Spins and Needles set

Most of the 80 subjects in Fleer's original 1960 "Spins and Needles" bubblegum card set were drawn from the world of what was then collectively known as pop music. 

Today many of the artists on those cards are better known as belonging to the genres of Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Rockabilly, Doo-Wop and even Rock and Roll.

There weren't many Country and Western singers in the Spins set, so I've added a custom card for a long-time favorite of mine, Marty Robbins.

Roy Orbison was more closely related to the original Spins subjects but his career had not really taken off by the time Fleer released the set.

Purists may note that the backs of my new custom Spins cards reflect 1961 dating, rather than 1960. Consider it a Second Series, if you will. If I had adhered to the strict 1960 timeline, there would have been precious little to say about Robbins and Orbison.

You can find all you need to know about Marty Robbins and Roy Orbison, and even hear much of their music, on various internet sites, so I'll just share the images of my cards.

You can order these card. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid, for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). Complete checklists of all my custom baseball, football and non-sports custom cards were published on this blog in late May. To order, email me at for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.

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