More old Fast Passes (1977-1982)
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 …