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1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back Trading Cards

1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back Trading Cards

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♪Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, cards came out. Now they're nothing close to free.♫ 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back trading cards touched on a cultural icon. Released at a time when Disney had taken the folk hero's popularity to new heights, the 80-cards set remains very popular with vintage collectors today.

The first of two Davy Crockett sets released by Topps in 1956, cards use images from Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, the classic miniseries that originally aired in 1955 as part of the Disneyland TV series. Card fronts use a very simple design. Stills from the film take up the vast majority of space. A small white border surrounds it. Captions are inside a small red box.

Card backs are a little more intricate. As the set's name suggests, they are dominated by an orange color. This differentiates them from the second series, which uses green backs. The caption is repeated along the top alongside the card number. A somewhat detailed writeup follows, which is place inside a white box. The bottom has key art advertising the miniseries. Next to the text is a simple illustration of the Alamo.

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1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back cards still hit a nostalgic soft spot. The character has grown to be bigger than history and entered the realm of pop culture myth. These cards are much more common than the Green Backs. For a set from the 1950s, raw cards are relatively affordable. They're also not too hard to find, as long as condition isn't a major issue. However professionally graded cards in top shape are highly desirable and can fetch huge amounts on the secondary market.

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Set Checklist

1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back Checklist

80 cards.

1 King of the Wild Frontier
2 Call to War
3 Off to Battle
4 Sentry! Where's Crockett
5 Bear Meat for Dinner
6 Davy in Command
7 Alerted for Danger
8 Preparing for War
9 Dance of Death
10 Ready to Strike
11 A Daring Raid
12 Flying Lead
13 Moving Targets
14 Indian Attack
15 Biting the Dust
16 Every Man for Himself
17 Tomahawk Terror
18 Fight for Life
19 Picking 'Em Off
20 Hand Fighting
21 Savage Chief
22 Davy in Danger
23 Halt or We'll Shoot
24 Home Sweet Home
25 Indian Territory
26 On Guard
27 Indian Torture
28 Davy Senses Trouble
29 Face to Face with Death
30 Arms of Steel
31 Fists Flying
32 Breaking the Hold
33 Fighting - Indian Style
34 Davy Is Challenged
35 Bullseye!
36 Don't Move, Crockett
37 Dirty Fighting
38 The Knockout
39 Now Get Going
40 Tragedy Strikes
41 Vote for Davy!
42 Serving His Country
43 Congressman Crockett
44 You're Cheating, Mister
45 Reach, Crockett
46 Off to Texas
47 Trouble Ahead
48 Davy's Victory
49 In Enemy Territory
50 Davy Arrives
51 Col. Crockett Reporting
52 A Desperate Decision
53 A Near Miss
54 The Alamo's Answer
55 Things Look Bad
56 Ready for Night Attack
57 No Relief in Sight
58 Night Bombardment
59 Bad News
60 A Startling Report
61 We'll Never Surrender
62 A Tough Choice
63 Keeping Spirits High
64 Checking the Defenses
65 Plans for Defense
66 Reload - Quick!
67 Storming the Walls
68 Heavy Artillery
69 Help!
70 Defenses Crumble
71 Fists against Guns
72 Every Shot Counts
73 Fighting to the End
74 Flashing Steel
75 Travis Hit
76 A Bullet Finds Its Mark
77 Blazing Rifles
78 Fight to the Finish
79 Russel Falls
80 Bowie's Last Stand
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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Jerry Allen
Jerry Allen

I have the complete sets of the orange and the green back Davy Crockett trading cards in great condition. I am trying to get an idea of what they might be worth as complete sets. Would it be better to sell them as individual cards?

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