Fun Cards: 1968 Topps Marc Bolan & Steve Peregrin Took (T. Rex)

Marc Bolan 1968 Topps 2020 Rock Hall of Fame T Rex

The band was initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, but after four releases it was shortened to T. Rex in 1970. I couldn’t fit the entire word on the 1968 format without it looking really goofy, so I rewrote history a little bit with these Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took cards. Bolan was killed in an automobile accident in 1977.

Steve Peregrin Took T Rex 1968 Topps 2020 Rock Hall of Fame

Took appeared on the first three Tyrannosaurus Rex albums; he is not listed among the members of T. Rex to be inducted to the Rock Hall this year. He died in 1980 of “asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry.” Why are so many rock ‘n’ rollers so reckless?

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Posted on January 16, 2020, in baseball, baseball cards, music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I guess I just didn’t know much about T. Rex beyond Mark Boland, because I didn’t realize that there was a band member who got his names straight from “Lord Of The Rings” (Peregrin Took is the “legal name” of Pippin, one of Frodo’s hobbit posse).

    • I’m not super familiar with T Rex either. Took was actually out of the band before it became T Rex if I recall correctly. And i know nothing of LOTR.

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