1956 Topps Elvis Presley Trading Cards

1956 Topps Elvis Presley Trading Cards


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1956 Topps Elvis Presley is the first of many trading card sets dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll. Not just focused on music, it also highlights the beginning of his acting career.

Printed under the banner Bubbles Inc., the 66-card 1956 Topps Elvis Presley checklist has two distinct sections. The first 46 cards center on his music. Card fronts have a full-color photo and a caption that is inside a red guitar.

These cards are sometimes referred to as "Ask Elvis" cards because of the card backs. The top of the card has a blue banner that has the card number, an illustration of an operator and a question. The text below is meant to sound like Presley answering the fan's question.

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The final 20 cards in 1956 Topps Elvis Presley center on his feature film debut, Love Me Tender. Card fronts have a color picture from the film. The red guitar from the music cards is replaced by a clapboard.

Card backs recap the film's plot. The blue banner at the top includes a film strip graphic with the card number and a bold caption. The bottom of the card has another banner that lists the subset as a "series of 20 scenes," further separating the two sections of the set.

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1956 Topps Elvis Presley remains one of the most popular entertainment trading card sets of the post-Era. Singles, no matter the condition, continue to trade strongly on the secondary market.

Measuring 3.5" by 2/5", the set is also notable for being one of the first (if not the first) Topps sets to have the traditional dimensions used in most sets today.

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Set Checklist

1956 Topps Elvis Presley Checklist

66 cards.

1 Go, Go, Go Elvis
2 Elvis Presley
3 Relaxing at Rehearsals
4 Love Me Tender
5 Soft and Mellow
6 Elvis and His Fans
7 Presley Press Conference
8 Singing with the Heart
9 Time Out Between Shows
10 America's Singing Idol
11 Don't Be Cruel
12 Pickin' Out a Tune
13 Steve Allen and Elvis
14 Down on the Farm
15 Judging His Record
16 Vacation Fun
17 Studying the Script
18 Signing Session
19 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
20 A Tux for TV
21 Elvis Presley
22 The Fan's Friend
23 Ready to Ride
24 Elvis' Movie Debut
25 Elvis' Motorcycle
26 Hound Dog
27 Swinging Low
28 Acting Outdoors
29 Facing the Cameras
30 Elvis the Actor
31 At the Keyboard
32 Tuning Up for the Show
33 A Show for the Home Town
34 Taking It Easy Between Scenes
35 Elvis at 17
36 Chow Time on the Movie Set
37 Strumming for Fun
38 Elvis' Escort
39 Lights, Camera, Action!
40 Serenade to a Pooch
41 Rockin' on the Stage
42 Radio Broadcast
43 Recording Session
44 Elvis' Special Shirt
45 Preparing to Go on Stage
46 America's Top Singer
47 Clint and Cathy Reno
48 Farm Chores
49 New Member of the Family
50 Hard Work
51 Happy Homecoming
52 Porch Performance
53 "I Want an Honest Answer"
54 Heading for the Fair
55 Singing Up a Storm
56 Bad News
57 "I'm Going to Vance"
58 Rescue Ride
59 Clint's Plan
60 "Don't Try to Stop Me"
61 Fighting Mad
62 Two Against One
63 Setting the Trap
64 "Let Him Have It, Clint"
65 Clint Takes Aim
66 "Go Back to Vance"
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Author Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
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.

User Reviews

  1. Author

    I have the original complete set of Love Me Tender cards…… 66
    Where can I sell these. They are in good condition except for one card.

  2. Author

    Rita You may want to look into taking them to a local card dealer if that’s an option and asking if they think they’re worth grading. Sending them to a professional grader like PSA could add more value to them if they’re in top shape. It would also make it easier to sell online, like eBay, where you’ll get the biggest audience.

  3. Author

    Hi, I have a trade card of Elvis and I can”t find it anywhere on the net to see what its worth can you help me?

  4. Author

    hi my dad owns all 66 abc bubble gum Elvis Presley cards, all are in fantastic condition. could any one help with a value on them and who i could contact to sell them. thanks in advance

  5. Author

    I have 64 of the 66 card collection….very good condition….need to find buyer….any ideas?

  6. Author

    Hi everybody my name is Brian Benson I have an unbelievable amount of Elvis Presley cards I’m missing two out of the 64 in 66 I’m sorry tongue of baseball basketball Michael Jordan football all kinds of cards comics I literally have bins of them that I’ve had forever I’m looking to get rid of some to Cell if anyone could help me or if anybody’s interested in anything I have countless cards please contact me at my email address thank you

  7. Author

    What numbers are missing? I have a complete set. I also have many odd numbers. Maybe we can finish up the whole set.

  8. Author

    Though I grew up hating Elvis — always preferred Buddy Holly — I ended up with a lot of this Topps set.

    The only cards I recall buying were baseball and hockey cards — have hundreds of Topps and Parkhurst cards — so I must have won these Elvis cards from friends.

    Am still missing 21 of the set — 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 27, 28, 29, 42, 44, 46, 55, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 — and would be interested in any cards, regardless of condition, to complete the set. Am NOT a collector of ‘Mint’ cards; all my cards were played with during and after school.

    I have two duplicates — 17, 48 — which I would like to use to trade so that I could complete this set.

  9. Author

    Searching for info on 1956 Elvis cards that are error cards. Can’t seem to find any yet I have 6 of them. Any info is much appreciated. Thank you, George

  10. Author

    I have a single Elvis Bubbles card with Go, Go, Go, Elvis on the guitar on front. Any value to this card. Many thanks, Dana

  11. Author

    I have collecting cards 17 three cards 2529 50 11:35 1947 and 62 duplicates anyone interested please send me an email

  12. Author

    I have mint 65 62 61×2 59×2 58 56 49 47 45 41 38×2 35 34 33 32 29×2 24 23 21 20 19 16 15 13×2 9 8 7×2 &1 make offer on all or individual.

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