Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vintage Card Of The Month: 1968 A & BC Superman In The Jungle Awesome Apparition

This month’s VCoM comes from the U.K. in the form of the 1968 A & BC Superman In The Jungle release. In the 1960s Superman was the top guy in the super hero world and there were multiple Superman sets being released around the world. Topps even tossed their hat in the ringer and worked with A & BC to release a “Test” set in the U.S. before the regular release in the U.K. Topps never moved on past the test set but A & BC moved on with their set, which is the set from which my card comes.

The set contains a 66-card checklist with each card depicting a beautifully colored Superman in various African environments like the jungle, rivers and lakes. He fights snakes, rhinos, leopards and even a fire breathing dragon. The set war marginally popular and Topps even included a “Test” Jungle card in their recent 75th Anniversary release.

The card cost $8.25, which is on the low end for these cards, and is graded a PSA 5. I would love to add more cards from the set to my collection as well as some cards from Topps Test set as long as the price is right. I wish there were subgrades so I could see where the problem is that caused this card to be a mid-grade. Besides the back being cut off-center (top to bottom) this card is in beautiful condition with squared corners and edges, smooth surface and bright colors.

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