Saturday, October 11, 2008

BOWMAN: JETS, ROCKETS, AND SPACEMEN 1951 - 108 CARD COMPLETE SET - FRONTS AND BACKS - PLUS SOME ORIGINAL ARTWORK - SET DESCRIPTION

This set mixes fairly serious images reflecting science - e.g. Cards 8, 9, 15 or 31 - with fantasy-adventure images derived from old serials like Flash Gordon - e.g. Card 89. There are some highly unrealistic but visually-striking images - e.g. Cards 19 or 104. The "scientific" ones look fairly realistic nearly sixty years later. The set was unfortunately "padded" with images of American jet fighters.(See both sets of Jets, Rockets, and Spacemen in Volumes 4 and 1 of Chuckman's Non-Sports Trading Cards.)



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