1958 Topps : Space Cards / Target: Moon

1958 Topps : Space Cards / Target: Moon



1958 Topps : Space Cards Bubble Gum

The Space Cards Bubble Gum series was originally distributed by Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. in early 1958. The American Card Catalog reference is R714-20. The cards were sold in wax packs for a penny or five cents. Each pack included a stick of Bazooka Bubble Gum.

The 1958 Topps Space Cards have blue-colored backs and are copyrighted T.C.G., Printed in U.S.A. Space Cards were distributed in Europe by A&BC Gum Ltd. The A&BC releases are printed in English, Hebrew, and Spanish variations.

The collection features painted illustrations of early Soviet and American space missions, as well as fictional exploration concepts. The artistic depictions of Sputnik 1 and Laika are not entirely accurate, likely due to the limited information available during production. Laika (Лайка, "Curly") was the first animal to orbit the Earth. The stray dog travelled aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft on November 3, 1957. Laika died from overheating after the third orbit, about 5–7 hours into the mission. Sputnik 2 reentered the atmosphere on April 14, 1958.

1958 Topps : Space Cards Bubble Gum - Sputnik 1 1958 Topps : Space Cards Bubble Gum - Dog in Sputnik II (Laika)

The series was later retitled Target: Moon in 1958. The original Target: Moon release was printed with blue backs. Various card titles and text descriptions contain slight differences from the original Space Cards.

Target: Moon was reprinted with pink-colored backs in 1968. The 44-card reprint was distributed in packs of Assorted Subjects Trading Card & Bubble Gum from Topps. The 1968 pink-back series is often miscategorized as a Popsicle premium issue. The numbering format is altered in the rerelease.

1958 Topps : Space Cards Bubble Gum - Sputnik 1 1958 Topps : Target: Moon - Sputnik 1


1958 Space Cards / Target: Moon (Blue Back)
1 Sputnik 1
2 Dog in Sputnik II
3 Launching U.S. Satellites
4 Recovering the Rocket
5 Sputnik Descending
6 Three Stage Rocket
7 Target: Moon
8 Robot Nears Moon
9 Radio Telescope
10 Space Headquarters
11 Testing a Space Pilot
12 Briefing for Spaceflight
13 Space Suit
14 Preparing for flight
15 Zero Hour!
16 Strapped Down for Takeoff
17 Rocket Blastoff
18 Heading for Outer Space
19 Diagram of Space Ship
20 No Gravity!
21 Space Checker Game
22 Space's Practical Jokes
23 Meteor Peril
24 If Meteor Hit New York
25 Space Acrobat
26 Flying Practice
27 Fixing Meteor Damage
28 Sunset on the Earth
29 50 Miles to the Moon
30 Preparing to Land
31 Moon Landing
32 Rocket Jet Heat
33 First Men on the Moon
34 Moon Explorers
35 Lunar Scouting Patrol
36 Conquest of the Moon
37 High Jumping on the Moon
38 It's Easy - On the Moon!
39 Trapped in Meteor Shower
40 Lunar Crater
41 Famed Copernicus Crater
42 Moon Huts
43 Moon Surveying Squad
44 Moon Mountain Climbing
45 Photographing Moon Craters
46 Collecting Minerals on Moon
47 Lunar Mists
48 Lunar Explosions
49 Palomar Observatory
50 Enjoying Earthshine
51 Eclipse of the Earth
52 Working in Space
53 Space Supply Depot
54 Assembling Supply Ship
55 Supplies for Moon Pioneers
56 Solar Generators
57 Lunar Air Plant
58 Lunar City
59 Gymnastics on Moon
60 Lunar Lookout Post
61 Farming on the Moon
62 Moon Trains
63 Space Message Center
64 Lunar Spaceport
65 Chasing Comets
66 Heading Home
67 Return to Earth
68 Outer Space Station
69 Takeoff for Other Planets
70 Refuelling Planet Ship
71 Venus Dust Storms
72 Mysterious Mars
73 Martian Landscape
74 Martian Dust Storm
75 Outpost on Mars
76 Visit to Mercury
77 Mercury's Amazing Climate
78 Studying the Sun's Surface
79 Melting in Sun's Heat
80 Exploring Jupiter
81 Jupiter
82 Hurricane on Jupiter
83 View of Saturn
84 Spectacular Saturn
85 Saturn's Rings
86 Pluto - The Coldest Planet
87 Discovering a New Sun
88 Life on Other Planets?
1968 Target: Moon (Pink Back)
1 Sputnik 1
2 Dog in Sputnik II
6 Three Stage Rocket
7 Target: Moon
17 Rocket Blastoff
18 Heading for Outer Space
19 Diagram of Space Ship
20 No Gravity!
23 Meteor Peril
24 If Meteor Hit New York
27 Fixing Meteor Damage
28 Sunset on the Earth
30 Preparing to Land
31 Moon Landing
34 Moon Explorers
37 High Jumping on the Moon
38 It's Easy - On the Moon!
40 Lunar Crater
41 Famed Copernicus Crater
43 Moon Surveying Squad
44 Moon Mountain Climbing
45 Photographing Moon Craters
46 Collecting Minerals on Moon
48 Lunar Explosions
51 Eclipse of the Earth
52 Working in Space
53 Space Supply Depot
54 Assembling Supply Ship
55 Supplies for Moon Pioneers
60 Lunar Lookout Post
61 Farming on the Moon
62 Moon Trains
64 Lunar Spaceport
68 Outer Space Station
69 Takeoff for Other Planets
72 Mysterious Mars
73 Martian Landscape
75 Outpost on Mars
76 Visit to Mercury
79 Melting in Sun's Heat
80 Exploring Jupiter
83 View of Saturn
86 Pluto - The Coldest Planet
87 Discovering a New Sun

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