Today’s Find: 1950s-1960s Non-Sport Cards.

Kenmore Collectibles buys vintage non-sports cards

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The Topps and Fleer Gum Companies were awfully busy in the 1950s and 1960s.  Not only did they compete in making baseball cards, these companies also battled in the world of non-sports. Topics ranged from educational (geography and history) to entertainment (TV shows and parodies).   Marketed to children younger than the sports enthusiast, today many of these non-sports cards survive in stellar condition. One of the nice things about non-sports cards, they are a bit of a challenge to find in stellar condition but because the demand for them is not great (compared to sports cards), most non-sports cards are a fraction of the price.

Recently a customer brought in two show boxes of 1960 – 1964 Topps baseball and football cards. Among them were several non-sports cards scattered about.  It is always cool to find non-sports cards but these cards were spared the crayon and the ragged corners that little tots often do.  The following cards are in great shape. VG-EX to NM condition.

  • 1955 Topps Rails and Sails. $4.00 each
  • 1956 Topps Flags of the World. $3.00 each
  • 1959 Topps You’ll Die Laughing Funny Monsters. $1.50 each
  • 1959 Fleer The 3 Stooges. $6.00 each
  • 1961 Spook Stories.  $1.00 each
  • 1963 Topps Astronauts. $2.50 each (except for the checklist, $8.00)

We are always interested in non-sports carsd. If you happen to have some please contact us.

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