Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2012 Allen and Ginter Rollercoaster cabinet cards - A blog post a year and a half in the making.

Am I a roller coaster fanatic? No not really. Do I enjoy oversized cards featuring oddball subjects? Yes I do!

So after one ebay purchase and two trades I am now the owner a full set of Allen and Ginter roller coaster cabinet cards.  One of those cards took a little while to get to me, but it's here and now I can complete this blog post I started writing back in March of 2012.

I also love this set only has 5 cards. Making it easy to finish.

First  up is Leap the Dips in Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  It's the oldest operating roller coaster in the world opening in 1902. Leap the Dips operated until 1985 when it was shut down to disrepair and then after a fund raising event was restored and reopen in 1999.  Leap the Dips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as a National Landmark.
The Scenic Railway at Dreamland Park in Margate, UK has seen better days as an arsonist destroyed about 25% of the ride and all the trains in 2008.
Like the Scenic Railway above the Ruthschebanen has an on board brakeman to slow the coaster. At the Bakken Amusement park in Denmark, the Ruthschebanen is Europe's oldest Roller Coaster in operation.

The Wild One currently resides at Six Flags in Maryland, but was opened in 1917 as the Giant Coaster at Paragon Park in Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts.
Built in 1921 and still rolling at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin Pennsylvania the Jack Rabbit offers the double dip after the lift hill and the rear cars were designed to offer the most air time.  They are considered to be the most desirable seats by roller coaster enthusiasts.

There you go some roller coaster history for you.


  1. Alright...this was LONG overdue. Nice to see them all together.

    1. Thanks Brain and thanks for the cards.

  2. Man, those are some gorgeous cards.