The Fleer Corporation, originally headquartered in Olney, holds a special position in the history and development of two quintessentially American activities: bubble gum and baseball cards. Fleer continues to manufacture more than four million pieces of its Dubble Bubble--the original bubble gum--each day. As one of the top three trading card companies, along with Topps and Donruss, Fleer sells about $300 million per year in sports and entertainment cards. So, today we’re gonna crack open the collectibles and debate the best Fleer deck ever made.
Joseph William Frazier was a professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. Frazier was based out of Philadelphia and developed a reputation for his strength, durability, and relentless pressure fighting style. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and was the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali. So for our first episode of 2021 we’re gonna square up with the legend of Smokin’ Joe.
It doesn’t come up as often as it should but on Christmas night, 1776, General George Washington and his Revolutionary troops met just outside Philadelphia. They planned to secretly cross the Delaware River so that they could surprise King George’s mercenary troops celebrating the holiday in New Jersey. So, grab some eggnog and get comfy, we’re going to talk about the Battle of Trenton.
We’re going to do something a little different this episode. There are all these cool, Philly Christmas things we wanted to talk about but there’s not enough content to talk about any one of these subjects for 60 minutes. So we’re lumping them together in a kind of stocking stuffer episode. One the list today we’re gonna cover Kindy’s, star cookies, and the beloved christmas lotto commercial.