When I was active in chasing after non-sports cards my favorite target were American history and presidents. There are numerous different sets available going back over 100 years, and I'll be sure to share all that I have over the coming months as the general election gets closer.
Featured here is a 1965 Topps set that is much larger than your typical trading card. It is the same width as a modern card, but is taller by an inch or so. They measure 2.5" x 4 11/16". It is called "Presidents and Famous Americans" and is complete at only 44 cards.
This set is fairly scarce, but not widely collected. I've seen complete sets range from $150 to $300, depending on condition. As you can see they show the subject as an embossed form on the front with a short biography. The reverse is blank. I think it is noteworthy that the colored backgrounds seem to relate to either a political party (this doesn't appear consistent), if the President had died in office (black), or is a famous American (green).
Check out my complete set below. Click on any pic to embiggen.
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