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« Reply #480 on: January 24, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »
And here's some more scans of my Comic Book Heroes stickers with the monsters on them...


Yes indeed! While not specifically monster related, plenty of monsters were featured in the Marvel Comics card sets. Here are sample scans of the cards and wrappers from my three sets:

1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes





1975 Topps Comic Book Heroes Stickers



The checklist card backs were also puzzle pieces:





1976 Topps Marvel Super Heroes Stickers



The checklist card backs were also puzzle pieces:





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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #481 on: February 27, 2020, 05:39:49 PM »
Here's my collection of GPK Creature cards.

The first 4 cards are from a 2013 set. There were also some that had gold, or silver borders. One of my cards is a "Mini".

The next 4 cards are from a 2017 set. There were many border color variations.

The last 4 are from the 2019 Super 7 card set. I also have 2 of the 3 different color wrappers.

The scanner trimmed some of the cards a bit.


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« Reply #482 on: February 28, 2020, 11:14:32 AM »
The 1966 Marvel Superhero cards are some of my favorites- both in terms of content and collection. I used to go to the only grocery store in my hometown to purchase them whenever I could scrape up the money. For a kid in the 60’s this wasn’t always an easy choice between two packs of cards or one comic book!
I enjoyed trying to get all the correct cards to form the puzzle on the back. I really liked the artwork ( Kirby? , Severin?) that was used  for the puzzle. However,  coloring on Thor was slightly off if I remember correctly.
I still have the set stored away, including a wrapper and a box. Thanks for posting the set on this site; I’ll have to dig them out and take another look.
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« Reply #483 on: February 28, 2020, 11:42:47 AM »
The 1966 Marvel Superhero cards are some of my favorites- both in terms of content and collection. I used to go to the only grocery store in my hometown to purchase them whenever I could scrape up the money. For a kid in the 60’s this wasn’t always an easy choice between two packs of cards or one comic book!


You bet that was always a problem! The choice for me was actually five packs of cards for $0.25 plus sales tax or two comics for $0.24 with no sales tax on magazines/reading material.

I enjoyed trying to get all the correct cards to form the puzzle on the back. I really liked the artwork ( Kirby? , Severin?) that was used  for the puzzle. However,  coloring on Thor was slightly off if I remember correctly.






It looks to me as if Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk were rendered by Jack Kirby. Spider-Man may have been by John Romita and Daredevil by Bill Everett.

I still have the set stored away, including a wrapper and a box. Thanks for posting the set on this site; I’ll have to dig them out and take another look.


Here's a good picture of the display box that I lifted off the net:




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Re: Monster Trading Cards
« Reply #484 on: February 28, 2020, 01:43:43 PM »
Thanks for posting the back of the ‘66 Superhero set. I’d forgotten about the use of yellow on both Cap and DD! I think DD is taken from a Kirby/Romita drawing for the cover of issue 13. Spidey is a little more illusive.  Didn’t  Ditto render that original pose for the MMMS poster version? And (I think), Marie Severin may have redrawn it for the later ‘60’s version of  the personality poster line- the one that doesn’t have Spidey’s “autograph” in the lower corner.
Anyhow, it’s fun to reminisce about that set!
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« Reply #485 on: February 28, 2020, 06:59:36 PM »
Thanks for posting the back of the ‘66 Superhero set. I’d forgotten about the use of yellow on both Cap and DD! I think DD is taken from a Kirby/Romita drawing for the cover of issue 13. Spidey is a little more illusive.  Didn’t  Ditto render that original pose for the MMMS poster version? And (I think), Marie Severin may have redrawn it for the later ‘60’s version of  the personality poster line- the one that doesn’t have Spidey’s “autograph” in the lower corner.

Got me. It was DC comics that I bought between 1962 and early 1966 and I'm still overwhelmingly a DC guy.

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« Reply #486 on: Today at 02:20:18 AM »
I just scored a set of three Night of the Living Dead , 25th Anniversary cards

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