A while back I posted some stuff I found from a scrapbook in the recycling bin. Well, what do you know, I found another scrapbook a teenage girl put together in the early 80's.
The first part of the scrapbook was filled with typical awards and certificates mostly dealing with cheerleading and beauty pageants. There were awards from the young Miss America Pageant and a full-color booklet showing Miss America contestants from the 80's.
The second part of the scrapbook dealt with school and had the yearbook inserted so I got a look at the girl and her classmates.
After that there was a couple of pages dedicated to Cabbage Patch Kid dolls. The girl had saved not only the birth certificates from the dolls she had, but also the tags and receipt from purchase.
The following chunk of the scrapbook was all about Michael Jackson. There were clippings from newspapers, articles from magazines, and full issues of magazines with Jacko on the cover. It was neat seeing all the articles she had collected from various newspapers documenting M.J.'s recovery from the Pepsi commercial fire accident.
After the Michael section there was a couple pages about Motley Crue coming to my town back in the early 80's and parents trying to keep their kids from being corrupted. Obviously this didn't stop this particular girl from attending because along with the articles there was a ticket stub from the event and personal photos the girl took of the members of Motley Crue being led out of the backdoor of the Unidome to their van.
By this point in the scrapbook I was already thrilled. To find such a neat "treasure trove" of the 80's was excellent. Everything was from 1981-84. Next I came across 2 manilla envelopes. I could only imagine what was inside...
These both happened to be folders fuul of stuff from the Rick Springfield Fan Club. Rick was big in the early 80's best known for his hit "Jessie's Girl".
Inside was a ton of photos of various sizes, official fan club certificates/cards, posters, a letter from Rick and his dog, and a 7" record with a personal message from Rick. It is totally hilarious and totally 80's.
There was some other stuff in the scrapbook I didn't photograph. There was a folder from the Ford Drag Team press information which had tons of photos and car information, more Miss America stuff, and more concert tickets including Pink Floyd (who also played at the Unidome in the 80,s).
All in all a neat recycling bin find.