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From Woodstock and a man on the moon to the Manson murders and the Stonewall riots, the summer of 1969 was a tumultuous and eventful time. Nearly 400,000 people show up at a farm in Bethel, New York, for a music festival that features legendary acts Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone. The event would help define an era. Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of evading the draft after he refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Two years earlier, Ali applied for an exemption as a conscientious objector but was denied. He was stripped of his fighting license and title. He returned to the ring in 1970, and his conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971. Apollo 11, carrying three U.S. astronauts, lands on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon; crewmate Buzz Aldrin also walked on the moon. The third man on the mission was Michael Collins. Six lunar landings followed. A confrontation between gay rights activists and police outside the Stonewall Inn — a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City — escalates into a riot. Over the next four decades, the riots act as a symbolic force for the burgeoning gay rights movement. 

But that was then and this is now….. The Collective Troll aka Side of Bacon aka Bacon aka Marck Bacontowne is a great ICON is the blogging world…. His posts are funny and witty and i can never get enough of them…. The way he writes takes the mind on a fun trip…. Well Bacon sent me a started kit for the 1969 Topps baseball card set…Plus a few other jewles mixed in there. Marck is the man!! If he ever needs a vote for something he’s got mines!!! Marck your aces, kid!!

And lastly i leave ya’ll with these cuties!! A big ole thanks to the Troll…. If you where in front of me i would give you a hug and and buy you a shot or beer or a pack of 2010 Topps… Anyways if you guys out there have any 1968 or 1969 Topps cards please let me know if you would like to trade them!! Mad love, Wicked Out!

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