In 1937, the PF Flyers story began by delivering quality American footwear for sport and leisure. In the same year, one of the most iconic cartoon characters in American history, Popeye the Sailor, took to the mound to play baseball against his arch-nemesis, Bluto, in a classic animated short. The iconic duo battle it out in front of a roaring crowd in an excitement-filled game featuring fireworks, grand slams, and an amazing come-from-behind win from Popeye.
In celebration of a new season of America’s greatest pastime, PF Flyers has created a capsule collection partnering with the game’s top players. Mitchell Bat Company, Ebbets Field Flannels and Leather Head Sports have all teamed up to participate in honoring PF’s deep history with baseball and celebrating a 78-year rivalry between the two iconic characters licensed for the collaboration by King Features.
Popeye Classics Vol. 5: “A Thousand Bucks Worth of Fun!” is now available for purchase on yoebooks.com and Amazon.com! This book re-presents the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Popeye Classics Vol. 5 contains issues #20 to 24. Also included are more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers, rare photos and extra artwork.