I don't know if I ever would have missed these if my mother hadn't saved them for me, but in the same box with the Little Golden Books was a smaller collection of Highlights for Children, Mad Magazine (with another fine example of my handwriting), 16 (which I don't even remember) and Tiger Beat. Shirtless-covered Tiger Beat. And guess what? They're all circa 1982 or 1983. I was 10 years old in 1983. That is a shirtless-covered Tiger Beat from 1983. The Highlights must have been for my brain, to offset all the rest.
Most of the rest of the collection did feature a fully clothed Rick Springfield. I believe you might say I was a fan.
I guess I was precocious. I do remember reading a MASH spoof in Mad magazine and sounding out "co-lo-nel" to my mother. There and then I learned that's is properly pronounced "ker-nel" and have said it properly since. Reading is good for you, no matter what you read. Um, right? This collection of reading material could also explain a lot about me. I'm just not sure what right now.
I'm really glad that Tiger Beat was in there. Laugh out loud funny is what you call that.