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Fun Cards 1974 Topps, 1974 Kellogg’s, and 1975 Topps Rush

What’s your favorite Rush album?

1974 Topps Geddy Lee

To be honest, I don’t have one. I’m not a huge fan. Never have been. I remember one of my guitar teachers in high school was a huge Rush fan, and tried to teach me a couple of songs, but they just never clicked with me.

1974 Topps Alex Lifeson

The original drummer for Rush was John Rutsey. He played on the band’s debut 1974 album, which included the songs “What You’re Doing” and “Working Man.” It is more of a hard rock album in the vein of Led Zeppelin than the progressive sound they became famous for.

1974 Topps John Rutsey

It’s a good bet that Geddy Lee would have been the band member to be featured in Kellogg’s “3-D Super Stars” set back in the day, if they focused on rockers instead of ballers.

1974 Kelloggs Geddy Lee

The impetus for this post, however, is Neil Peart. Peart, one of the greatest drummers in rock history and the primary lyricist for the band after joining in mid-1974 (his first studio record with the group was 1975’s Fly By Night), passed away January 7 from glioblastoma.

1975 Topps Neil Peart

I’ve listened to some Rush over the past couple of days, and they’re starting to grow on me. I’ll never be as big a fan as my guitar teacher, but I won’t automatically change the radio station when their songs come on either.

Fun Cards Submissions: First pitches (part 2)

Here’s a few more first pitch “fun cards” from TWJ contributor Patrick…

Geddy Lee first pitch

I love how he decided to use an O-Pee-Chee card for Canadian rock legend Geddy Lee.

There are a couple more after the jump…

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Now pitching for the Blue Jays…Geddy Lee?

Geddy Lee first pitch

The Toronto Blue Jays opened their season yesterday, and invited rock legend Geddy Lee, singer and bass player for Canadian icons Rush, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Unfortunately, Lee was too cool to put on a Jays jersey or cap for his moment in the pitching limelight.

Purchase Rush – The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987.

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