The nerds are winning. Not sure if you noticed but the geeks have taken over and they are now in charge of our pop culture. Case in point, some of the hippest people in NYC spent an evening in the basement of a toy store talking about trading cards… and it was a lot of fun. I know two people with their own line of trading cards, Sucklord and Buff Monster. The company that makes them is called Sidekick Lab and they all threw a party at Toy Tokyo Underground featuring Sucklord’s SUCKPAX, Buff Monster’s Melty Misfits and “The Art Hustle” trading cards. They had cards for sale of course, but they also had a big table with custom cards on them where you could draw, sell and trade your own cards. Buff Monster had a bunch of his exhaustive Garbage Pail Kid collection on display as well.
I made a bunch of my friends draw me cards (tell me I don’t look like this) and in exchange I took awkward photos of them. I bought a pack of Buff’s Japanese edition of the Melty Misfits and one of Lamour Supreme’s cards which cost an unreasonable $1. Greg from Mishka bought a pack of the Art Hustle cards and he pulled a Mishka card and a Nick Gazin card in the same pack. Nick happened to be standing next to him at the time. There were also a bunch of cute girls there which isn’t really fair because when I collected trading card as a kid there were NO hot girls around. Oh, I should also give a little shout out to Sailor Jerry who provided the booze. Since they are pretty much my favorite client I figured I had to give ‘em the free plug.
Anyway, this is sort of a disjointed write up because I just got Doggystyle on vinyl and it’s really hard to write and listen to an album that I know every single word to. So let’s just get to the photos.
Ps. Don’t you think Driven By Boredom needs sexy girl trading cards?