1959 L.M. Becker : Space Age Prize Package

Space Age Prize Package cards were released circa 1959 by the L.M. Becker Company of Brillion, Wisconsin. The American Card Catalog reference is R780-8. Each card measures approximately 2.3 x 3.5 inches (59 x 99 mm). Various Space Age cards can be cut and folded into displays and models.

Each Prize Package contains four surprises that include a trading card, bubble gum, and small plastic toys. The paper envelopes were sold in counter display boxes and dispensed from coin-operated vending machines.

The 25-card series features illustrations of the North American X-15 hypersonic research vehicle and the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane concept. The collection includes an early rotating space station design, first proposed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1903. "Splashdown" depicts a capsule landing similar to the Project Mercury spacecraft.

The checklist was sourced from non-sport.com

Space Age
1 Space Station
2 3-Stage Spacecraft
3 Solar Powered "Butterfly" Space Craft
4 Tracking Station
5 Last Minute Check
8 Alien Spacecraft
9 Saucer Landing
10 Alien Visitor
12 Flying "Pill" Monster
14 Space Lunch
15 X-15
17 Splashdown
18 Invasion of the Earth
20 Flying Saucer
21 Communications Satellite
22 Dyna-Soar
23 Rubber Band Space Ship
24 Orbiting Rocket
25 Create Your Own Stars...