Non-sport cards very infrequently make the news. Over the weekend, however, we noticed a couple of stories making the rounds. Here’s a mini-roundup:
Several local television station sites picked-up a story about “Movies Adapted From Odd Sources” listing five movies they feel came from, well, odd sources–a board game (Clue), toys (Transformers), the very first movie based on a video game (Super Mario Bros.), and a popular Disney amusement ride (Pirates of the Caribbean). Their number one pick? Mars Attacks, of course. The story isn’t very complimentary to the movie. We’re betting they haven’t seen The Garbage Pail Kids Movie! Here’s a link to the story on wptz.com.
Topps Star Wars Card Trader app has had a new wave of publicity, which seems to be coming from the recent eBay sale of a Hans Solo virtual trading card for a whopping $225. Last week, Gawker Media’s io9 blog wrote a long piece about the sale and digital trading cards in general and over the weekend, The Verge noted the sale and how the app works in its story Leave you broke, Star Wars digital trading cards will.
We’re always happy to see non-sports in the news. We’ll keep you posted when we see other stories in the mainstream press.