Friday, April 19, 2019

Action Figures Friday: Greg Valentine & The Valentine Trophy Case

Mid-Atlantic Gateway Photo
(Inspired by the work of Reggie Richardson!)
by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Yes, this may be considered gimmick infringement!

If you've been keeping up with our latest pics on Action Figures Friday, you'll remember that we have been featuring some images from Reggie Richardson over at Wrestler Weekly. These have combined classic Mid-Atlantic Wrestling magazine covers with custom action figures for a fun little blast of nostalgia.

We were inspired by Reggie to create our own similar set-up. The North Carolina branch office of the Gateway doesn't have many action figures, but we do love this one of Greg Valentine sporting his classic "I Broke Wahoo's Leg" t-shirt and the Mid-Atlantic Championship belt. He's positioned in front of a Volume 3 Issue 3 of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Magazine, published in the late summer of 1977 by Les Thatcher for Jim Crockett Promotions. it spotlights the famous Valentine Family Trophy Case!

So thanks to Reggie for the inspiration and click here for more Action Figures Friday images, including another we worked up with this particular figure.