With all of the hoopla and excitement earlier this week focused on NASA's rover Curiosity's landing on Mars, I thought it would be a good time to delve into my collection and share a pertinent vintage non-sports card set.
Below are scans of my 1969 Topps "Man on the Moon" 55 card set. The set features several Apollo flights to the moon. Also, above is a unopened pack that I had graded through GAI, and an original box (not shown) that I received when I purchased a large lot of these cards several years ago. In that lot I was able to build 2- 55 cards sets, and had a bunch of extras on the side. Furthermore, I recall my purchase was a steal. My recollection is that I paid no more than $100.00 for the group, and I know for a fact that I still have that extra set somewhere in one of my boxes. I'm gonna have to pull that out so I can consider selling it. I think now is a pretty good time.
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BTW, if you haven't noticed, on the right in the sidebar to this blog there is a picture I found of the rover Curiosity. It's how I imagine the Martians might feel once they find out that American-Earthlings have landed, and I found it so funny I had to put it up. And if you click on the pic it will take you to the NASA website.
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