Archive for american heroes

Johnny Bench’s Cincinnati Reds batting helmet (1972)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 1, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Johnny Bench’s batting helmet (1972)

Johnny Bench is in my top 3 all time favorite baseball players along with Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, Bo Jackson, and Pete Rose.

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Celebrity endorsers: Willie Nelson wore Adidas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 3, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

via Nerd Boyfriend

1970s Rawlings baseball glove ad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 6, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I dig the artwork on this one.  No one would have any problem  recognizing Johnny Bench (one of my all time favorite players, right behind Carlton Fisk and Frank Thomas) and Brooks Robinson, but Billy Williams looks a little more like Ron Santo.

cover of the first edition of Mark Twain’s “The Innocents Abroad” (1869)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 12, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 28, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

“Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.”

Roky Erickson "The Creature with the Atom Brain" 1980

Posted in American music, lost souls, philosophy, playlist, religion, showmanship with tags , , , , on May 21, 2009 by All Conference Vintage