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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 11:16:30 AM »
Here's an excellent website devoted to monster and horror trading cards:

Monster Cards of Yesterday

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 02:40:27 PM »
 
Zacherle the cool ghoul cards
   
Zacherle mini puzzle from backs by Frank Dietz ( UMA member MonsterArt)
 
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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 01:40:07 PM »
I've got some 1964 Outer Limits, some 1965 Ugly Stickers, some 1969 Dark Shadows cards, a complete set of 1969 Planet of the Apes cards and some various others packed away. Here's some of my 1961 Horror Monster cards...




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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 01:48:45 PM »
   
  Groovy cards Monolith, I especially like the Cyclops.  If you can find them, post some of the Ugly Stickers, they had some really wicked illustrations. 
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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 02:38:00 PM »
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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2011, 03:49:03 PM »
Here's some of my 1961 Horror Monster cards...





I only became aware of those Horror Monster cards in more recent years from seeing them in catalogues. They weren't distributed in my neck of the woods which was O-Pee-Chee(Topps) country.

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 02:55:11 PM »
   
  Groovy cards Monolith, I especially like the Cyclops.  If you can find them, post some of the Ugly Stickers, they had some really wicked illustrations. 

The Ugly Stickers do have fantastic artwork, thanks to Basil Wolverton, Wally Wood and Norman Saunders. I'll post a few if I come across them, although
you can see all of them at the link MDG posted above. Thanks MDG--that Norman Saunders website is great! He has such a great and impressive body of work, I was seeing and admiring his artwork long before I ever knew his name.

Hepcat---I also only more recently learned of the Horror Monster cards.

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 06:57:09 PM »
I also like the covers Norm Saunders did for paperbacks and men's sweat magazines:

Men's Adventure Covers

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2011, 01:02:20 PM »
Topps issued this wonderful 88 card Space card set in 1957:



It was also available in backs labelled "Target Moon". Both backs were blue but I've never come across an adequate explanation of why the set came out under two titles.

Half the set was reissued by SICLE as a premium that came with the purchase of frozen treats under the title Target Moon but with salmon coloured backs in the late sixties. These are quite tough to find.

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 07:36:04 PM »
I also like the covers Norm Saunders did for paperbacks and men's sweat magazines:

Men's Adventure Covers

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Me too. They're great! I remember when I was a kid my parents would drive to the next town over and take me to this barber shop. While I was waiting
I would look through the stack of magazines which included men's mags with Norman Saunders covers. I felt like I was looking into the forbidden world of adults. Although I didn't know who the artist was at the time I loved the covers and still do.

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2011, 07:54:54 PM »
That's drool worthy stuff, Hepcat! Love the wrappers. The Spook Stories cards were a huge part of my Monster Kid past. I remember buying dozens of those packs. Do you have any of the stickers? My first posts on the UMA consisted of my obsessively meticulous reproductions of those, via PhotoShop painting. I'll see if I can rustle up some of those...

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2011, 08:06:50 PM »
While I was waiting
I would look through the stack of magazines which included men's mags with Norman Saunders covers.... Although I didn't know who the artist was at the time I loved the covers and still do.


Norm's first job for Topps was in 1962. He was asked to do a few of the Civil War cards which led to him being asked to ink over the rest of the cards started by other artists. Here's a scan of nine of mine:



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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2011, 08:25:48 PM »
You inspired me to look through some of my ephemera. I'd forgotten I had these wrappers. Man, I'd love a Spook Stories wrapper.


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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2011, 08:38:33 PM »
The Spook Stories cards were a huge part of my Monster Kid past. I remember buying dozens of those packs. Do you have any of the stickers?

I only have nine of the stickers. I just counted them. They're a bitch to find.

Man, I'd love a Spook Stories wrapper.

I have both an orange and a purple Spook Theatre wrapper as well as a purple Son of Spook Theatre wrapper. I'll try to scan some of these items over the course of the next week or so.

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Re: Showcase your monster cards here!
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2011, 09:18:31 PM »
When I think of all those wrappers I tossed! Sigh!
Here are some of the great Insult Postcards by Wally Wood and Dan Adkins (you can see their names on the tombstones on one of the cards). These are the ones I bought as a kid. Enjoy!