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Jets, Rockets, Spacemen Bowman - 1951 Reprinted and extended in 1985 by WTW Productions
Notes: This series features colorful artwork on card fronts and descriptions on card backs. Originally planned as a 180-card series, the artwork for cards 109-144 was "lost. Cards 145-180 were retrieved and reprinted in the 1980s. The cards were printed in three 36-card batches, with cards 37-72 somewhat more scarce than the other numbers. Thanks much to Dennis Skowronski for the original checklist and to Uschi Lohnes for the "extension" list! Uschi points out that cards 164-167 and 170 look like pencil sketches, so it is possible that these cards were partially reconstructed from incomplete surviving material. Card size is approximately 3-1/8" x 2-1/8: Eugene White (thanks!) notes that the 145-180 extension cards were printed on a grey card stock instead of the white stock of the initial set, and the copyright line is "James E. Trever, Paul Koch, G.C.S." instead of WTW Productions. Card 145 has a stamped sequence number, hinting that a defined number of extension sets were produced. American Card Catalog reference is R701-13. Scans are posted at the Vintage Non-Sports Cards gallery.
No. Title 1 Spacemen Inspect Rocket Center 2 Seeing a Rocket Built 3 To the Launching Ring 4 Final Check Before Blastoff 5 Blastoff 6 Receding Earth 7 Free of Gravity 8 Looking at the Universe 9 Repairing Rocket in Flight 10 Space Station 11 Dodging Meteor Showers 12 Attacked by Ray Fighters 13 Approaching the Moon 14 Circling Moon for Landing 15 On the Moon 16 Lunar Observatory 17 Leaping Lepons 18 Mantis Men 19 Bound for Mercury 20 Crash-Landing in Mercurian Bog 21 Hypnotized by Steam Frogs 22 Overcoming Steam Frogs 23 Rocket Repair and Formula Q 24 Fighting Off Fire Beetles 25 Wrestling Saber-Toothed Tiger 26 Exploring in Heat Gliders 27 Detained by Martians 28 Martian City 29 Phobos - Moon of Mars 30 Slaying Deimos Rock Dragon 31 Observing Martian Dust Storm 32 In Deadly Peril 33 Battling Space Cell 34 "Cutlass" 35 Futuristic Fighter 36 "Matador" 37 "Panther" 38 "Scorpion" 39 Fighting Giant 40 Spacemen Examine Wreckage 41 Battle of Rockets 42 Landing in a Venusian Jungle 43 Riding a Dinosaur 44 Caught by Tentacle Vine 45 Octoplant Thwarts Jaguan Attack 46 Through Volcanic Caves 47 Seeing King Vulcor's Realm 48 Rescued from Icy Sub-Cavern 49 Back to the Outer World 50 Strange Burst 51 Seen on the Telescreen 52 Over Planet Ex 53 A Long Dive 54 Undersea Realm 55 Equipped with Gill Gears 56 Underwater Hunting 57 In the Realm of Prince Frost 58 Polarcats Invade Runways 59 Ice Capital 60 Thoughts of Planet Ex 61 Over Saturn's Rings 62 On Saturn 63 Visiting Titan 64 Fur Men of Genymede 65 Navigating in Planetoid Belt 66 End of a Spaceship 67 Captured by Space Pirates 68 Released by Asteroid Men 69 Saving an Asteroid World 70 Escape from Space Pirates 71 Defending Space Station 72 Home to Manhattan 73 Set for New Adventure 74 Invention of the Zaratron 75 Bigger and Better Rocket 76 Test Flight 77 Spacemen Hold Convention 78 All Is Ready 79 On Our Way 80 Trans-Solar World 81 Hypnotized by Brain Men 82 Landing on Krato 83 Turned into Dwarfs 84 Brought to King Trunion 85 At Kroto's Radial Center 86 Menaced by Vegetable Men 87 Assembling Ice Robots 88 Strange Battle 89 Duel Over Fierson Pit 90 Capt. Argo Rescues Count Melchor 91 Videoscope 92 Palace in the Sky 93 Attacked by Funnel Rockets 94 Prisoners of Iron Men 95 Sentenced by Krator the Cruel 96 Making Deno-Ray Adapter 97 Magnetizing Iron Men 98 Ending Krator's Reign 99 Thor Mogon's Ultimatum 100 Help Arrives 101 In Wild West Fashion 102 Final Day on Kroto 103 Visit to Pluto 104 Close Call 105 Malpo the Mighty 106 Avro 707 107 Voodoo and Demon 108 Thunderjet EXTENSION SET Originally to be part of a planned 180-card set, the images and text for these cards were resurrected for the 1980's issue. 145 Meeting of Evil Allies 146 Summoning Gorilla Council 147 Sinister Scheme 148 The Ultimatum 149 Dr. Zara Kidnapped 150 Grunder's Plan Revealed 151 Jungle Battle 152 Grunder's Devastating Rays 153 Dr. Zara Fights Back 154 End of Evil Threat 155 Telepathic Communication 156 Mind Recorder 157 Attacked by Crocodon 158 Beautiful Rainbow Lands 159 Attacked by Chameleons 160 Malpo Strikes Back 161 Riding Elephons 162 Unusual Toast 163 Checkers in Space 164 Trapped by Cosmic Clouds 165 Caught by Draw Rays 166 Sandstorm on Caveron 167 Paralyzing Sand Wasp 168 Arriving on Nigra 169 Friendly Giant 170 Exploring Nigra 171 Flying Boats 172 Mining by Ray Drills 173 Captured by Jewel Thieves 174 Outerspace SOS 175 Overcoming Pirate Rocket 176 Trying Jet Skates 177 Journey's End 178 X-1 Rocket Plane 179 F-86 Sabre 180 B-45 Tornado Searchwords: jahoc, yr1951, yr1985, mfrWTWProductions, mfrTreverKoch, catFantasy©2004, 2005, 2012, 2014 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!