Kid Stuff #12: Village People Trading Cards
I didn't just collect baseball cards as a kid. I collected Star Wars, Mork & Mindy, Kiss, The Bee Gee's Sgt. Pepper, and Incredible Hulk cards...... but Village People cards? Something is very, very wrong about this.
I'm not going to sit here an lie and tell you I didn't like the Village People. I did.... and still kinda do. Nothing against them - it just strikes me as insanely funny to picture 70s kids swapping Village People cards.
What's perhaps even stranger is I didn't know they were gay. Sure, I was a young lad, but with this level of gayness, there's no excuse I mean, they made Frankie Goes to Hollywood look straight.
Would you look at this cowboy? He's as gay as a picnic basket, and yet I was totally oblvious.
I can picture those school children trading cards back in the 70s:
"Hey Jimmy, I'll trade you my Steve Garvey rookie card for your gay biker card."
"Deal! I'll trade you a Vida Blue all star card for your amazingly gay cowboy."