1964 Topps : Popsicle Space Cards

Popsicle Space Cards were distributed by Popsicle in 1964. The 55-card collection is a reprint of the 1963 Astronauts Pictures 3-D series from Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. The series features official NASA photographs of Project Mercury and the Mercury Seven astronauts. The cards were distributed in wax packs with boxes of Popsicle. Each pack included a piece of bubble gum. The American Card Catalog reference is F253.

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

The Popsicle Space Card use the same blue back design as the Space Cards and Target: Moon series issued in 1958 by Topps.

1963 Topps : Astronaut Pictures with Gum

Popsicle Space Cards Checklist
1 Picking the Astronaut Team
2 Floating Astronauts
3 Testing the Chimps
4 In Orbit
5 Recovery Training
6 Space Explorers
7 The Seven Astronauts
8 Takeoff Inspection
9 Training the Astronaut
10 Astronaut Alan Shepard
11 The First U.S. Astronaut
12 Awaiting the Take-off
13 Shepard in Space
14 Picking up Shepard
15 Successful Recovery
16 Carrying the Capsule
17 Back from Space
18 Astronaut Virgil Grissom
19 Reporting New Information
20 Spacesuit Checkup
21 Grissom in Spacesuit
22 Putting on a Space Helmet
23 Putting on His Parachute
24 Grissom in Pressure Suit
25 Final Checkup
26 Grissom Awaits Countdown
27 Grissom Gets Ready
28 2nd U.S. Spaceman
29 Grissom Blasts Off
30 Grissom in Space
31 Mercury Atlas 4
32 Astronaut John Glenn
33 Glenn and the F-106
34 Space Hero
35 Glenn & Grissom
36 Taking a Break
37 Rest Day for Glenn
38 Getting into the Suit
39 Checking His Suit
40 Inside the Test Chamber
41 Glenn in Training
42 Posing for Photographers
43 Studying His Maps
44 Before Glenn's Take-off
45 Glenn in Space
46 1st Man in Orbit
47 Glenn Meets the Present
48 Our 1st Spacemen
49 Astronaut Carpenter
50 Carpenter Checks His Suit
51 Astronaut Donald Slayton
52 Astronaut Gordon Cooper
53 Astronaut Walter Schirra
54 Astronauts In Flight Suits
55 Checklist

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