Mixing history with beautiful art, 1956 Topps US Presidents is a reasonably easy set to put together given its age. The set not only looks at early Presidents, but a few key moments in America’s history as well.
1950-1959 Entertainment Trading Cards
Released at the start of the Space Race, 1957 Topps Space Cards offer a colorful look at a world of new potential. The colorful set imagines the possibilities of what life would be like with space travel.
1959 Topps You’ll Die Laughing is one of the landmark monster card issues. Featuring stellar artwork from Jack Davis, the fun set mixes classic monsters and funny gags.
1957 Topps Hit Stars is one of the earliest sets to cover TV, movies and music. The 88-card checklist has several legendary names including James Dean, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Hope.
1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back trading cards are among the decade’s most popular entertainment offerings. Focusing on the Disney-produced miniseries starring Fess Parker, the set has 80 cards.
1953 Topps Who-z-at Star trading cards look at some of Hollywood’s biggest stars following World War II. Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Gene Kelly and Errol Flynn are some of the names on the checklist.
1958 Topps TV Westerns is one of the most popular entertainment sets from the era, even today. The 71-card set showcases 11 different TV shows including Gunsmoke.
The first in a long line of trading card sets dedicated to the King, 1956 Topps Elvis Presley is also one of the most popular. The 66-card set focuses on his music and the start of his acting career.
One of the most popular entertainment trading card sets of all-time, 1959 Fleer Three Stooges remains wildly popular today. The set highlights the full-color exploits of Larry, Moe and Curly.
1954 Topps Scoops takes nearly 1,000 years of history and squeezes it into a 158-card set. Babe Ruth, Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen and Joe Louis are among the sports stars on the checklist.
1952 Topps Look n See is an eclectic historical set that remains popular today. It’s highlighted by vivid images, a design similar to 1952 Topps Baseball and a strong checklist.