Galeria de Gladiadores — Vol 1

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Been WAY too long since we did a non-shill post, and its not like FPU HQ is bereft of inspirational content. So here’s a few images from a large collection of mini-poster / trading cards I scored over the holidays.

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Entitled GALERIA DE GLADIADORES, these 2×2.5″-ish collectibles are printed on magazine cover stock, with pairs wrapped in newsprint wrappers decorated with old fight card graphics and newspaper halftones of stars like Santo and Solitario.

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Once again, exact years are nigh-impossible to determine, but these are nowhere near new. The batch I got were predominantly¬†enmascarados, some familiar…

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…others not so much…

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…but man oh man do I love this artwork.

This one might be my absolute favorite:

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I wonder how big these original portraits were?

I have a few dozen more we’ll dole out whenever we feel the world going into withdrawal from sheer masked wrestler amazingness.

 

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