The film adaptation of everybody’s favorite undercover cop TV drama, 21 Jump Street, was released to rave reviews this past weekend, providing further evidence that America wants to keep the ‘80s going as long as possible. The light-hearted spoof of the late ‘80s Fox police procedural stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as officers who are sent undercover to stop the spread of a new drug at a local high school.
The action comedy, which also features Ice Cube and The Office‘s Ellie Kemper, is a goofy take on the earnest TV series, which starred a young actor named Johnny Depp and followed a group of young-looking undercover cops who investigated alcoholism, hate crimes and child abuse at the high school level. Naturally, the film adaptation has brought newfound attention to the world of vintage 21 Jump Street memorabilia.
Even though the show’s original 1987-1991 run preceded the days of online merchandise stores, there’s still a good amount of 21 Jump Street collectibles floating around, including posters, trading cards, calendars and scripts.
Want to fawn all over a baby-faced Depp as you fall asleep each night? Hang this 1987 21 Jump Street poster over your bed. It will go perfectly next to your 1990 Jump Street wall calendar, which features promo photos of Depp and the rest of the cast.
Topps capitalized on the early popularity of the “hot hit show” by producing a set of 21 Jump Street trading card stickers in 1988. Featuring the face of an illustrated Depp, each pack included five cards and a stick of bubble gum. Both individual cards and loose wax wrappers can be purchased on eBay, although it seems that complete sets and unopened packs are harder to come by.
For the thespians out there, there are also original scripts from three Jump Street episodes available on eBay. Each are currently selling for $10. Now all that’s left is to figure out is which of your friends will play Depp’s character, who will read Peter DeLuise’s lines and who gets to be Holly Robinson!