To say I was anticipating the arrival of my pack of 1994 Bon Air Fire Engines would be an understatement. I mean who wouldn’t want to spend a Monday afternoon breaking a sealed pack of Fire Trucks… especially with the chance to pull a Fireographic Insert!
I’m not sure what the first set to include redemption cards was, but this set had to have been one of them. There are 24 Carat Gold Redemption cards in this set which can be redeemed for a 24 Carat Gold Fire Engine card. Would I be so lucky? Would Virginia Hobby Supply redeem it if I did? Do they even exist anymore? Let’s find out…
Kicking things off is Plymouth, MN’s ’91 Ford and Lebanon, OR’s ’89 Western States Autocar. What is an Autocar? Google doesn’t point me to anything that relates to fire trucks.
Here are a couple from Oregon and North Carolina… a ‘91 Spartan and ‘90 Ford. Its not unheard of for fire engines to last 20 years, some of these could still be in service!
Here’s a throwback… banana yellow ’73 Imperial. This looks like a scene out of “Emergency!”.
Check out that one. It looks like you could live in it!
This ’68 Crown Firecoach takes the cake for baddest truck in the pack. I would love to cruise around in one of these.
Here’s a 1990 Sutphen… I wonder if some of these manufacturers just make fire trucks? I’ve never heard of this one.
This is the back of one of the cards, just to give you an idea. A lot of info on these cards. I never knew “Jake Brake” was short for “Jacob” but it makes sense.
I know what you are thinking. And I’m thinking it too. A fire boat?!?! I guess if you can access a fire by boat, a boat would be the ideal way to fight a fire… no worries about finding a fire hydrant, right?
Rounding things off is Jacksonville, FL’s ’93 Saulsbury.
Given the fact that I have 0 knowledge about anything relating to fire engines, I have to admit this was a fun pack to break. As far as educational value goes, these cards fare pretty well, with a lot of interesting details on fire engines and the cities in which they run. I was expecting to just make fun of this pack when I bought it but I can’t deny the fact that I enjoy the cards.