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Space Cards Topps - 1957 A&BC Cards - 1958 Target: Moon Topps - 1958 (blue backs) Topps - 1958 (salmon backs, skip-numbered)
Notes: I'm grouping this with "nostalgia" because a major incentive for the set was the beginnings of the Cold War space race. American Card Catalog reference is R714-20.The 1958 salmon-back set was issued as part of a popsicle promotion; it only included half of the cards, and is shown with its skip-numbering at the bottom of this page. A&BC also produced versions with Hebrew and Spanish text. The 1968 reissue was included in promotional boxes as "Ass't Packs - Halloween" together with 1968 series Hot Rods and Who Am I, which are found on the uncut sheets; perhaps also other series were included in the promotion. Card-front titles are the same for all four series. Three cards had card-back titles that were changed from the two Space series in the two Target: Moon series. Other cards, also shown below, had (mostly) subtle differences between front/back titles that were consistent for all sets. Thanks to sluggo and Mike Fraina for updates! Scans are posted at the Vintage Non-Sports Cards gallery
No. Title (Card Front) Title (Card Back, if different) 1 Sputnik 1 Sputnik I 2 Dog in Sputnik II 3 Launching U.S. Satellites 4 Recovering the Rocket 5 Sputnik Descending 6 Three Stage Rocket The Three Stage Rocket 7 Target: Moon 8 Robot Nears Moon 9 Radio Telescope 10 Space Headquarters Space Flight Headquarters 11 Testing a Space Pilot 12 Briefing for Spaceflight Briefing for Space Flight 13 Space Suit 14 Preparing for flight 15 Zero Hour! Zero Hour 16 Strapped Down for Takeoff 17 Rocket Blastoff 18 Heading for Outer Space 19 Diagram of Space Ship Diagram of Spaceship 20 No Gravity! 21 Space Checker Game 22 Space's Practical Jokes 23 Meteor Peril 24 If Meteor Hit New York If Meteors Hit New York 25 Space Acrobat 26 Flying Practice 27 Fixing Meteor Damage 28 Sunset on the Earth Sunset on 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 Moon Explorers / Lunar Expedition 35 Lunar Scouting Patrol 36 Conquest of the Moon 37 High Jumping on the Moon 38 It's Easy - On the Moon! 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 Collecting Minerals on the Moon 47 Lunar Mists 48 Lunar Explosions 49 Palomar Observatory 50 Enjoying Earthshine 51 Eclipse of the Earth Eclipse of the Earth / Eclipse of the Sun 52 Working in Space 53 Space Supply Depot 54 Assembling Supply Ship 55 Supplies for Moon Pioneers 56 Solar Generators 57 Lunar Air Plant Lunar Airplant 58 Lunar City 59 Gymnastics on Moon Gymnastics on the Moon 60 Lunar Lookout Post 61 Farming on the Moon 62 Moon Trains 63 Space Message Center 64 Lunar Spaceport Lunar Space Port 65 Chasing Comets 66 Heading Home 67 Return to Earth 68 Outer Space Station 69 Takeoff for Other Planets 70 Refuelling Planet Ship Refueling Interplanet Ship 71 Venus Dust Storms 72 Mysterious Mars 73 Martian Landscape 74 Martian Dust Storm Martian Dust Storms 75 Outpost on Mars Outpost on Mars / Martian Air Base 76 Visit to Mercury 77 Mercury's Amazing Climate 78 Studying the Sun's Surface 79 Melting in Sun's Heat Melting in the Sun's Heat 80 Exploring Jupiter 81 Jupiter Jupiter's Terrain 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? SALMON/PINK BACKS (POPSICLE PROMOTION) 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 Uncut Sheet -- (132-card sheet with 44 cards each from Target: Moon [salmon backs], Who Am I, and Hot Rods) Searchwords: jahoc, yr1957, yr1958, mfrTopps, mfrA&BC, catHistory©2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!