Monthly: December 2019


2019: Those We’ve Lost: Part Two

This second part of Those We’ve Lost in 2019 covers a wide mix of sports players, pop musicians, and tv personalities. 

Part two of those we lost in 2019 are: Bobby Dillon, E.J. Holub, Keith Lincoln, Vince Costello, John Ralston, Bill Stacy, Nick Buoniconti, Bart Starr, Tommy Brooker, Jerry Rook, Bob Rule, Larry Garron, Bill Buckner, Peggy Lipton, Valerie Harper, Tom Polanic, Jim Langer, Denise Nickerson, Joe Grzenda, Tome Phoebus, Sam Davis, Jack Dolbin, Mike Thomas, Donnie Green, Katherine Helmond, Rik Ocasek, Wally Chambers, Jim Pettie, Brian Bennett, and Ray Peters.


2019 Those We’ve Lost: Part One

As we approach the end of another year and another decade, RetroCards will take the space of the next couple of posts to honor some our childhood heroes from the sports and pop culture worlds. We are starting to lose our heroes at an alarming rate.

Part one of those we lost in 2019 are: Mel Stottlemyre, Bob Kuechenberg, Roy Hilton, Turk Schoenert, Jimmy Rayl, Joe O’Donnell, Wade Wilson, Glen Ray Hines, Frank Robinson, Peter Tork, Cedrick Hardman, Nate Ramsey, Willie Ellison, Anthony Dickerson, Clem Daniels, Ordell Braase, Joe Bellino, Jim Holt, John Havlicek, Forrest Gregg, Dan LaRose, Gino Marchetti, Bob Zeman, Tim Conway, Jim Bouton, Walt Michaels, Bert Rechichar, Cliff Branch, Jack Rudolph, Jumpin’ Jackie Jackson, and Arnie Brown.


New To the Neighborhood: Mister Rogers RetroCards

My wonderful and protected world of the 1970s was made for me by a good family, a collection of quality friends and an involved neighborhood. The television we watched reflected this world and Mister Rogers Neighborhood was the perfect complement.

Unlike the sugar-rush pace of cartoons and children’s programming today, Mister Rogers was calm, collected, mellow, and thought provoking. The goal of his program was to give an expression of care every day to each child to help him realize that he is unique. He said to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in 1969, “If we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable we will have done a great service for mental health.”

2018’s documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and the 2019’s feature film “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks shows his lasting influence. RetroCards now offers a unique set showing the highlights of his show including the main cast and characters. The 20-card set includes: Mister Rogers, Mr. McFeely, Lady Aberlain, Handyman Negri, Chef Brockett, Officer Cleamons, Bob Troll, plus the Land of Make Believe characters X The Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, and of course, the Trolly. Guest appearances by Big Bird from Sesame Street and Captain Kangaroo are also featured.