1990s Antique Roadshow: CCS Catalogue From Spring 1998

Eric Koston is featured on the cover here in some original Es Koston’s and the same Four-Star wind pants that he wears to help him do that humongous backside flip in “The Chocolate Tour.” This appeared during a reboxing of some old magazines and briefly I toyed with the idea of doing a some type of Police Informer spoof with old CCS and Cali4niaSk8express catalogs, but later saw that somebody else already did it. Most interesting are the board graphics and the shoes. Slick bottoms were gasping their last breaths, there’s a nice Andy Roy Anti-Hero, and there are boards from 23, Invisible, Acme, Scarecrow and Wu-Tang. This was around the time when Birdhouse was beginning to bank off Tony Hawk’s X-game reign, and Flameboy and Wet Willy rode high in the saddle. The Kris Markovich circle-K Duffs shoes are in here, along with two pages of Axions and the beloved DC Boxers. There are only two pairs of Vans and “loose fit” is the watchword for the pants section.

By the way, what’s become of Police Informer lately?

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12 Responses to “1990s Antique Roadshow: CCS Catalogue From Spring 1998”

  1. MEMORIES Says:

    I really dug that police informer, but at least boil the ocean and chrome ball are in full effect for the morning coffee buzz companions. Thanks!

  2. theProgram Says:

    i’m not sure what’s more saddening; the fact that you still have that or the fact that i remember it so well. growing up without a skateshop was rough.

  3. adrian Says:

    I remeber ordering the all-white leather kostons with red in sole. so sick

  4. Liono Says:

    god, skating has had so many wrong turns, clothingwise.

  5. mo Says:

    Police informer was moving, I don’t know if hes settled in yet.

  6. Beerkiller Says:

    http://rottenapplemedia.com/cheap_sk8s.html

  7. Tony Says:

    man, slicks. i totally forgot. i thought they would be around forever, and then i just forgot to think about it on the next board i bought .

  8. Keith Says:

    Never had ccs catalogs but did regularly get CaliforniaSkateExpress ones back in 92.

  9. Watson Says:

    I still have that exact same catalog. I even posted up some of the shoes in this post:

    http://www.youwillsoon.com/2008/02/shoe-catalog-classics.html

    Me and my old friend Darrin vowed to keep slicks alive forever. We figured if we kept buying them, they’d have to keep making them hahah. What a couple of little retards.

    • Pete Says:

      i’m looking for a picture of a josh kalis alien workshop skateboard. it was green with a weirdly drawn girl on it. it was my first board. i remember buying it and seeing it in a friend’s ccs catalog. I’d like to see it again, and possibly get it tattooed. any help would be appreciated.

      -pete

  10. bubba Says:

    who was on the ccs 1997 holiday cover?

  11. Rob Wesner Says:

    Hi – I built and host the rottenapplemedia.com website. I plan on adding a bunch more catalogs to my site skatexpress and various others. It makes me happy that all you collectors and non-collectors visit the site and talk about all your memories. Continue visiting i’ll be adding more soon!

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