Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1962 Topps "Civil War News" Card Set

Apparently Topps put out a "Civil War News" playing card set in 1962. I love finding obscure things like this. You can see them all online at Authentichistory.com. Thanks to US Military Railroad for the link! Definitely something interesting to look at.

5 comments:

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Josiah,
You can probably buy a set of repros pretty cheap.
Today everything is reproduced. In 1887 there was a set of cards that came with cigarettes. Generals of the Civil War...there was 25 in the set, today there over a 100.00 apiece. I bought a reproduction set for 14.00 and they look great.

Josiah M said...

Great idea CR! I'll have to see what I can find online. Thanks!

Stryker said...

These same bubblegum cards were also released here in the UK at the same time and inspired me at the tender age of 6 to start playing ACW wargames with my older brother! We collected the whole set at the time which I still have. I have a post about them on my own blog http://hintonhunt.blogspot.com/2011/01/more-rebs-yanks-off-topic-17.html

Cheers, Ian

Anonymous said...

Any suggestions on where to buy a reproduced set?

Josiah M said...

I couldn't find any reproductions online. The originals are fairly easy to find but a little bit pricey!

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