1. Picture of my brother Orrin (left) and me circa. 1966.
Orrin owns an award-winning animation studio, Ozone Inc. and animates JerryTime episodes using a digital camera, Adobe After Effects and clip art. I do the stories and music.
Back in the mid 60s, I'd always used to run, not walk, to pick up my Batman Cards and my red shoestring licorice. The bright blue colors of the Batman uniform excited me.
3. Maggot Man is a comic book I wrote and illustrated between the ages of 13 and 14. It was illustrated in pencil, which has faded over the years, to add to its legend.
4. I had no idea Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season home run record. I was 8. So I erased Roger's eyes on this 1968 card and then drew it back in, in pencil.
5. For some reason, I decided to cut the borders off this valuable 1966 Bobby Orr rookie card because I just didn't like the look of it.
6. I remember little after I fell on my head as an infant. The gentle tune of the Fisher Price Teaching Clock is something I'll always cherish.
7. Illustration/Poem about Peter: Our beloved parakeet Peter passed on at age thirteen. I drew this picture and wrote a poem to honor him. We buried him in a shoebox in the backyard.
8. Wham-O's Monster Magnet I owned one as a kid and for some reason, I broke one of the arms off and used it as a separate magnet. I recently bought one of these at a yard sale for 50 cents.
9. Here's a 7 Up Bottle straight from the '60s, complete with the original liquid.
10. In 1971, I went to a California Golden Seals in Buffalo.The Sabres honored the Golden Seals by spray-painting a live seal gold, and parading him onto the ice and into the goal. The Seals are defunct now.
11. 1966 Buffalo Bills football card of Mike Stratton who put The Hit on Keith Lincoln in the 1964 AFL Championship.
12. My brother was into Quisp Cereal. I was a Quake guy. I remember that Quake kind of tasted like Captain Crunch. Quisp has become a cult favorite but Quake went belly up.
13. Pat Quinn hockey card with the Vancouver Canucks. A perfect example of a "hockey face".
14. Hank Allen baseball card. The Hall of Fame Home Run King's name sound-alike counterpart.
15. When I was 14, I flunked a swimming test in summer camp. Most disappointing.
16. I caught on to The Beatles well into the '70s, all too late.