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1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes Trading Cards

1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes Trading Cards

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When it comes to comics, a first appearance is often the equivalent to a rookie card in sports cards. 1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes is seen as the first set of trading cards featuring Spider-Man, Captain America and other marquee names in the Marvel Universe.

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1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes is a 66-card set. The checklist is broken down into six 11-card sections, each showcasing a different hero. Captain America kicks off the set with the first 11 cards. He's followed by Iron Man (#12-22), Daredevil (#23-33), Spider-Man (#34-44), the Hulk (#45-55) and Thor (#56-66).

Card fronts are done to look like a comic panel. The full-color artwork features the work of era greats like Steve Ditko. Rather than taking a serious tone, the cards opt for gags  and corny jokes. This trend would continue in other early sets of Marvel trading cards. Fourteen cards have no caption other than encouraging collectors to "Write Your Own." As a result, a good chunk of these succumbed to being scribbled on and personalized.

The bottom of each card breaks down the set nicely, stating the 66-card set and the section each particular card belongs to. This makes it a little easier for those looking to just collect the cards of their favorite character.

Card backs fit together to form a large labeled puzzle of all the featured heroes.

1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes packs come with five cards and a piece of gum. They originally cost five cents each. Full boxes have 24 packs.

Seeing as how Marvel trading cards have taken off, particularly since the early-1990s, 1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes is a very significant set. Singles are relatively inexpensive in raw condition. Professionally graded copies can cost much more. Centering is an issue for many of the cards.

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1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes Checklist

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66 cards.

1 I Love These Class Parties!
2 But Lady, the Subscription Only Costs $3.98!
3 Write Your Own
4 You're Going to Love Our Steam Room!
5 I Told You to Keep Those Pigeons Out of My Yard!
6 These Class Parties Give Me a Headache!
7 Write Your Own
8 You and Your Fire Sales!
9 Don't Go to Pieces Over Crab Grass!
10 Write Your Own
11 I Got It for 362 Books of Stamps!
12 Get the Lead Out!
13 I Hate These Toy Kits!
14 Do You Have Iron Deficiency Anema!
15 Write Your Own
16 To Get Your Atom Smashers, Send in 5 Box Tops and $1,000,000!
17 And You Said Add a Little More Lighter Fluid!
18 Write Your Own
19 Please, I'd Rather Do It Myself
20 Write Your Own
21 That Chick Really Puts Me in Orbit!
22 When Did You Notice Those Stomach Pains?
23 But Halloween is Next Week!
24 Let Hurts Put You in the Drivers' Seat!
25 Write Your Own
26 I'm Sorry I'm Tied Up This Evening
27 With These Trading Stamps...You Can Get Anything!
28 He Still Thinks He's in the Circus!
29 Wail 'Till I Turn the Antenna!
30 Write Your Own
31 I Didn't Know You Had a Game Room!
32 How's This for a Finish?
33 Write Your Own
34 Next Time I'll Fly the Kite!
35 Next Time You Change the Tire!
36 Write Your Own
37 Just What I Needed, a Bug Bomb!
38 What 'Ya Mean 50¢ Extra for Gift Wrapping!
39 I Made a Before and After Commercial!
40 The Fly Paper is Rough on the Hair!
41 Just Fixing a Little!
42 I Meant Hang Up the Phone!
43 Those Kids & Those Build-It-Yourself A-Bomb Kits!
44 Write Your Own
45 Write Your Own
46 These PTA Meetings Drive Me Crazy
47 OK, So You're the Green Giant!
48 When I Was a 82 LB. Weakling.
49 Come Out and Play!
50 But I Wanted an A-Bomb for Christmas!
51 Let's Go Swimming Buddy!
52 From Now On Take Your Coffee Breaks with the Rest of the Guests.
53 This Will Really Curl Your Hair!
54 Watch the First Step!
55 I Don't Believe I've Met You Guys.
56 She's Always Hiding the Soap
57 I'd Rather Fight...But I Don't Smoke.
58 The Peasants Are Always Throwing Rocks!
59 I Don't Care If You Have "We Tried Harder Buttons!"
60 Just Who Does Your Hair?
61 I Get 8 Shaves from Each Blade Koo-Coo!
62 I Think the Trouble is in the Fuel Pump!
63 So, I Don't Want Any Scout Cookies!
64 We Try Harder...We're Only No. Two
65 Write Your Own
66 Write Your Own

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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.

User Reviews

Kirk G
Kirk G

At first, as a kid, I didn’t understand what “Write your own” meant. It wasn’t funny. Then I realized they meant for me to use my imagination. After realizing there were 14 in the set that were “blanks” like this, I got to feeling resentful that somebody wasn’t doing his job! (I still have a handful, maybe two packs and the wrappers, from back in 1966 somewhere.)

If you take a look at what’s selling on eBay, you could get anywhere from $75-$200+ for the set depending on the condition. If you’ve got any of the packaging, too, you can add that to sweeten the pot.

David Hargarten
David Hargarten

I have a complete set of raw cards, most in good condition. Does any one have a ballpark estimate of their dollar value.


I have a a stack of them.been trying to sell or trade them for years.no ones ever interested

Scott Starks
Scott Starks

Have some MCG 1966 Cards. Spiderman; Hulk; Thor; Iron Man; Daredevil. Odd ones I haven’t seen on E-bay yet. Willing to sell or Trade for Old Hockey Cards. Hint Hint Mr. Cracknell. Go Blackhawks! :-)

Lyle Goorvich
Lyle Goorvich

I have a complete set, with about 8 duplicates in very good condition. Willing to sell if you are still in the market.

Don Steffy
Don Steffy

I have a complete set of 1966 Donruss Marvel Superhero cards, all with crisp corners, some with minor centering issues, some with minor wax issues, yellowing on backs. I am willing to sell for the right price.

Doreen Davis
Doreen Davis

There are a few NM collections on E-bay. I’ve been looking to replace a few cards of mine that have been written on.


I have #38, 39, 25, 58
Donruss superhero cards 1966
They are not in the best condition, the corners are slightly rounded. I found them when I was renovating my house.

George Rivera
George Rivera

I am interested in a 1966 High Grade / NM Donruss Superhero Trading Card Set. A complete Set

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