1963 Topps : Astronaut Pictures

1963 Topps : Astronaut Pictures



1963 Topps : Astronaut Pictures with Gum

The Astronaut Pictures series was released in 1963 by Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. The 55-card collection features official NASA photographs of Project Mercury and the Mercury Seven astronauts. The American Card Catalog reference is R709-6.

1963 Topps Astronaut Pictures #10 - Astronaut Alan Shepard 1963 Topps Astronaut Pictures #18 - Astronaut Virgil Grissom

The cards were sold in wax packs with a cover price of five cents. Each pack included a pair of 3-D Viewer glasses and a piece of bubble gum. The back of each 1963 Astronaut Pictures card features anaglyph 3-D concept artwork.

The series was reissued in 1964 as Popsicle Space Cards, reprinted with blue card backs. Card #34 featuring John Glenn, "Space Hero," was reprinted in the 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary series. The 2018 Topps 80th Anniversary series includes a limited edition card and 10 x 14 inch poster that reprint the Astronaut Pictures wrapper art.

1963 Topps : Astronaut Pictures with Gum


Astronaut Pictures Checklist
1 Picking the Astronaut Team High Jumps on the Moon
2 Floating Astronauts Rockslide on the Moon
3 Testing the Chimps Heroic Pioneer
4 In Orbit Bug Creature of Venus
5 Recovery Training Chasing a Comet
6 Space Explorers Trouble in the Engine Room
7 The Seven Astronauts Supplies for Lunar City
8 Takeoff Inspection Landing on Venus
9 Training the Astronaut Lunar Landing
10 Astronaut Alan Shepard Saturn: The Ringed Planet
11 The First U.S. Astronaut Journey through Space
12 Awaiting the Take-off Successful Separation
13 Shepard in Space Repairing the Rocket
14 Picking up Shepard Robot Explorer
15 Successful Recovery Trapped in Quicksand
16 Carrying the Capsule Checker Game in Space
17 Back from Space Bound for Jupiter
18 Astronaut Virgil Grissom The First Men on the Moon
19 Reporting New Information Baseball Game in Outer Space
20 Spacesuit Checkup Monorail on the Moon
21 Grissom in Spacesuit Touring an Unknown Planet
22 Putting on a Space Helmet Exploring a Martian Moon
23 Putting on His Parachute Underwater Kingdom
24 Grissom in Pressure Suit Propelled by a Jet Gun
25 Final Checkup Flying Terror
26 Grissom Awaits Countdown Repairs above Earth
27 Grissom Gets Ready Dust Storm on an Asteroid
28 2nd U.S. Spaceman Tragedy on the Space Wheel
29 Grissom Blasts Off Leaving an Asteroid
30 Grissom in Space Space Pilot in Action
31 Mercury Atlas 4 Frightened Space Traveler
32 Astronaut John Glenn Danger in Space
33 Glenn and the F-106 Exploring a Strange World
34 Space Hero The Floating Tools
35 Glenn & Grissom Mysterious Jungle
36 Taking a Break Space Vehicle In Flames
37 Rest Day for Glenn T.V. Camera in the Sky
38 Getting into the Suit Fleeing the Twister
39 Checking His Suit Testing an Astronaut
40 Inside the Test Chamber Space Voyage
41 Glenn in Training Emergency Job
42 Posing for Photographers Moonquake!
43 Studying His Maps Muscleman on the Moon
44 Before Glenn's Take-off Crashing into the Ocean
45 Glenn in Space Frying an Egg on Mercury
46 1st Man in Orbit Winged Beast
47 Glenn Meets the Present Astronaut on a Life Raft
48 Our 1st Spacemen Destination Earth
49 Astronaut Carpenter First Martian Expedition
50 Carpenter Checks His Suit Building a Space Station
51 Astronaut Donald Slayton Through a Meteor Storm
52 Astronaut Gordon Cooper Rocketship Collision
53 Astronaut Walter Schirra Watching the Heavens
54 Astronauts In Flight Suits Building a Space Station
55 Checklist Checklist

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