Friday, August 10, 2012

Collection: 1969 Man on the Moon Topps Set

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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  1. Great set! I was thinking of posting something about the Mars rover myself. I know the whole thing is costly but man it's still exciting to know we can do something like that.

    1. To space and beyond!

      I'm not concerned about cost at all. I see accomplishments like this as an investment. The technologies created will benefit us economically for decades to come.

      Look at the CERN project in the search for the Higgs-Boson particle. That decades long international effort is the reason the internet exist at all. A bunch of physicist wanted to be able to communicate with each other from great distances, and worked with other scientist in developing the first email communication. The internet spawned from that. It did not start out as a venture in commerce, it started out as an exercise of science. The billions spent on CERN has already paid itself back.

    2. BTW, the more Mars post the better. I look forward to seeing your post.

  2. I collected them at the time,have a couple I still need.

    1. I have some so if you want to you can get them from me


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