More old Fast Passes (1977-1982)

SF Muni Fast Pass September 1977

Last week, we published a post featuring lots of images of old paper Fast Passes. This week, we were able to find more!

sallyw3000, who was featured in this post about the Fast Pass over at Chronicle Books, has a Flickr set to make any Muni nostalgia-minded fanatic drool. The collection ranges from September 1977 (pictured above) to April 1982.

I love how thematic the passes were. I wonder if that somehow added to their ability to be easily counterfeited. But check it out, a shamrock and a leprechaun hat for March? Books and sports equipment for September? Autumn leaves for November? It just goes on and on and on, until January 1980, when the passes started coming with magnetic strips and decidedly more boring, though still colorful, designs.

September 1979 is my favorite. That’s second-grader Nobuhiro Yamanishi’s art on the pass. “Catch Cavities,” indeed.

Enjoy this trip down Fast Pass history lane …

SF Muni Fast Pass March 1978
March 1978

SF Muni Fast Pass May 1978
May 1978

SF Muni Fast Pass September 1978
September 1978

SF Muni Fast Pass October 1978
October 1978

SF Muni Fast Pass November 1978
November 1978

SF Muni Fast Pass February 1979
February 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass March 1979
March 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass May 1979
May 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass June 1979
June 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass August 1979
August 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass September 1979
September 1979, featuring hand-drawn art by second-grader Nobuhiro Yamanishi

SF Muni Fast Pass Nov 1979
November 1979

SF Muni Fast Pass January 1980
January 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass March 1980
March 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass April 1980
April 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass May 1980
May 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass June 1980
June 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass July 1980
July 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass August 1980
August 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass September 1980
September 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass October 1980
October 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass November 1980
November 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass Oct 1980
December 1980

SF Muni Fast Pass January 1981
January 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass February 1981
February 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass March 1981
March 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass April 1981
April 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass May 1981
May 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass June 1981
June 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass July 1981
July 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass August 1981
August 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass Sept 1981
September 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass Nov 1981
November 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass December 1981
December 1981

SF Muni Fast Pass January 1982
January 1982

SF Muni Fast Pass February 1982
February 1982

SF Muni Fast Pass March 1982
March 1982

SF Muni Fast Pass April 1982
April 1982

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