1964 Topps Beatles Plaks are the rarest and most valuable mainstream trading cards of the legendary band. The over-sized cards were designed to be punched out and displayed together, leaving many damaged today.
1960-1969 Entertainment Trading Cards
1964 Topps Beatles Diary is one of the more informative sets made about the band that year. Featuring full-color photos on the front, backs have a first-person account of what it’s like to be a member of the world’s biggest band.
1964 Topps Beatles Color offers a much brighter look at the iconic band than the company’s three black and white sets. Card backs also offer insightful details from John, Paul, George and Ringo.
1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series is the final set in the line from Topps. Featuring 50 cards, they combine candid and promotional photos.
1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 2nd Series adds another 55 cards to the expanding checklist. Photos include a mix of candid group shots and individual portraits.
1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 1st Series features 60 candid shots from the height of Beatlemania. This is the first of three series that go together to make a larger set.
Like the show, 1965 Topps Gilligan’s Island is filled with bad jokes and slapstick humor. The set remains extremely popular today as top-condition cards are relatively scarce.
1965 Donruss Disneyland Puzzle Back trading cards celebrate the theme park’s tenth birthday. Today, the 66-card set acts as a historical look back at the evolution of one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations.
1969 Topps Planet of the Apes is the first of many trading card sets for the classic Sci-Fi franchise. The 44-card set recaps the original film that stars Charlton Heston.
1966 Topps Batman Bat Laffs is one of two sets to use images from the campy 1996 feature film. Much of the 55-card set has variation backs. Bat Laffs is considered to be one of the most popular Batman sets of all-time.
1966 Topps Batman Riddler Back is one of two sets from the year to include images from the Adam West film. The 38-card set is also notable for the riddles found on the card backs.
The franchise’s third illustrated set of the year, 1966 Topps Batman B Series Blue Bat is, perhaps, the strangest as well. The 44-card set has two distinct back variations.
1966 Topps Batman A Series Red Bat is the second of three Caped Crusader sets featuring the artwork of Norman Saunders. The 44-card set has a similar tone to the TV show that was popular at the time.
1966 Topps Batman Black Bat is one of five Caped Crusader sets the company made that year. Featuring artwork from pulp master Norman Saunders, the set remains extremely popular with collectors today.
1967 Leaf Star Trek is the first set for one of the hobby’s most important franchises. The 72-card set is believed to have been distributed regionally for a short time. Today, it is considered to be quite rare.
One of the most popular (and controversial) trading card sets of all-time, 1962 Topps Mars Attacks tells a fictional tale of Martians invading the earth. The 55-card set includes several iconic images done by Norman Saunders.