~Happy Valentine’s~♥~Day!!! And being that today’s holiday is for us I thought it a good idea to share something for the guys too o(*´∀｀)o゛♥ｘ♥ｘ♥～。And who doesn’t love chocolate?…well besides me？ (。ーωー。)笑！
Remember collecting cards in your youth? There was always just something so wonderfully suspenseful with the opening of each individual packet of cards all wrapped inside its foil just waiting to be discovered~. I haven’t purchased any trading card sets in quite awhile now but with Koike♥Yui releasing a set I surely jumped at the chance and I’m just loving how those vendor countertop boxes which flipped up with a sign/backing is still present today!…so so nostalgic!
I ended up receiving box set number 810 out of 1400 and silly me didn’t even know these were limited?? At 6000 yen per box there are 12 card packs included with a couple of bonus cards adhered to the outside of the wrapping which was a nice surprise =). And at 7 cards per pack the backing of the box tells you outright that it’s not possible to receive every card in the set =/….still that’s quite a bit of cards and yes!! there’s always the possibility of receiving a few special and very limited cards as well.
Either I’m incredibly lucky or incredibly naïve =P (most likely the latter!!) but out of the complete available 72 regular cards I managed to collect 71 of them….really really surprising as I ended up with only 3 doubles of cards =O. And just a last tidbit of that childhood card collecting nostalgia I earlier spoke of in the form of thhhank goodness no more of those incredibly hard gum sticks =/!!!!! Those pink ones which would inevitably leave a bit of sugar powder residue on one of your cards…you remember the very last one in the stack although I did love♥ the scent of those pinkish gum sticks so they did serve somewhat of a wacky “purpose” for me still……=D.
And now this all brings me to The Beatles……(lol you so know where this is going or hmmm??…..)…..
…well above are the four lucky special clear plastic cards which I found scattered in the random packs and they’re quite pretty as they’re completely see through so they’re kinda like tinny tiny clear files which actually haven’t a pocket to speak of so actually they’re nothing like clear files =P. Anyway.
It seems that this type of thing has been going on forever or at least as far back as the sixties as an entrepreneur (or maybe not as they’re was surely no risk involved..) thought up the idea of cutting up the bed sheets which The Beatles had slept on in a hotel or something of the sort and then went on to sell these many many cuts of bed sheets to the Beatlemania generation! Talk about your personal memorabilia!!!..and just below is the modern version of Beatlemania bed sheet mania in the wonderful form of cut up pieces of the very clothing in which Koike♥Yui wore for some of her photo shoots~. Genius I tell you as it reads: “this is (from) the costume I have on”….one card I received is a “single” wardrobe piece while the other is a “double”…who knew such things existed even today =)? The card to the upper right is a bit puzzling as it’s called a “double truth card” and I’ve no idea of what that actually means as it’s supposed to prove the photo within is the true photograph taken for the card…..huh? Anyway it’s still cute and it’s like a mini frame (card)~.
~my 71/72 regular cards~
I did these front and back as the two sides seem to hold exclusive photo shoots and wardrobes from one another. And after getting them all in order and into those acid free card protector sheets I just noticed that Yui’s♥ binder is a four ring binder…who knew?? as I’ve only got the tree ring binder type sheets (/∇＼*)！！
(;゜□゜). . .. …….。
Happy ~♥~ Day!!