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Friday, 1 August 2014
TOPPS 1966 BATMAN CARDS - PART ONE...
Remember the TOPPS BATMAN cards from the '60s?
The cards came with a vile piece of 'confectionary' (which I used
to discard), and were released on the back of the popular TV series of
the time. There were three sets of cards in all, and the originals are highly
collectable in certain quarters, commanding quite tidy prices from Batman
aficionados. Topps re-released the cards in a deluxe boxed edition in 1989,
to coincide with the TIM BURTON/MICHAEL KEATON movie, and
they're also highly regarded by collectors. They're almost identical to the
originals (might be slightly larger and on better card stock, although I'm
not sure), the main difference being that the copyright is accredited
to DC COMICS, rather than NATIONAL PERIODICAL
PUBLICATIONS, INC. (as they were then known).
Incidentally, it amazes me that the deluxe edition came out 25
years ago, which is a longer period of time than the one between
them and the originals. It just doesn't feel like it to me.
Anyway, have a swatch at the first half dozen, and if you'd
like to see more, let me know in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Friday, August 01, 2014