1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards

1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards



Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards were distributed in 1958 by the Nesbitt Fruit Products Company of Los Angeles, California. The American Card Catalog reference is F217. One card was included with each 6-bottle carton of Nesbitt's Orange soft drinks. Each card measures 2.125 x 3.5 inches.

The 42-card series features photographs of missiles and sounding rockets that have travelled into space: Atlas, Thor, Jupiter, Lockheed X-17, Martin Viking, and the V-2. Concept art for the Vanguard 1 rocket and satellite are also included.

1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards #5 - V-2 1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards #5 - V-2

The U.S. Navy Viking #11 sounding rocket was launched into suborbital space from White Sands LC33 on May 24, 1954. The Martin RTV-N-12a rocket travelled to an record apogee of 158 miles (254 km) . The experiment package measured nose cone heat during reentry and returned high altitude photographs of the Earth.

1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards #7 - Viking 1958 Nesbitt's : Missile and Jet Plane Trading Cards #7 - Viking

Identical photos were used in the Jet Planes series from the Exhibit Supply Co., Aircraft & Missile Trading Cards from Sicle, and Histoire de L'Aviation from Mills cigarettes.


Checklist
1 Rascal
2 Matador
3 Regulus I
4 Honest John
5 V-2
6 Snark SM-62
7 Viking
8 Sidewinder
9 Terrier
10 Falcon Series
11 Nike Hercules
12 Terrapin
13 X-10
14 Vanguard
15 Firebee
16 Regulus II
17 Hawk
18 XQ-4
19 Hermes A-1
20 Nike Ajax
21 Redstone
22 Vertijet
23 The MX-774 Missile
24 X-17
25 Regulus 1
26 Starfighter
27 Thor
28 Delta Dagger
29 Super Sabre
30 Corporal
31 Thunderchief
32 Atlas
33 Hustler
34 Stratofortress
35 Jupiter
36 Space Ferry Ship
37 Satellite
38 Voodoo
39 Bomarc
40 Terrier
41 Talos
42 Crusader

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