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1966 Topps Batman A Series Red Bat Trading Cards

1966 Topps Batman A Series Red Bat Trading Cards

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1966 Topps Batman A Series, also known as the Red Bat set, is the second of five sets from the franchise to be released that year. It's also the second set to highlight the artwork of Norman Saunders, a hobby legend who also did 1962 Topps Mars Attacks.

The 1966 Topps Batman A Series checklist dropped to 44 cards, down from 55 cards in the earlier Black Bat set. Card fronts are nearly identical. The big difference between the two sets is Batman icon on that holds the card's caption. Here, it is red. This set also has a thin red frame around the image.

Although there is a short caption, 1966 Topps Batman A Series card backs act primarily as puzzle pieces. A complete set gives collectors ten-piece puzzles of both Batman and Robin, as well as six-piece puzzles of the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman and the Penguin.

The cards take on the tone of the TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Most of the perilous situations the cards show are absurd and much sillier than the pulp-style artwork suggests. From Batman riding underwater on a shark's back to peg-legged pirates to giant snowballs, it's definitely not the dark tone that surrounds the franchise today.

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Set Checklist

1966 Topps Batman A Series Red Bat Set Checklist

44 cards.

1A The Ghostly Foe
2A Grappling a Gator
3A The Menacing Mummy
4A Target of the Trapper
5A Pendulum Peril
6A Facing the Axe
7A The Batline Life-Line
8A Tentacled Terror
9A Knighting a Thief
10A Cycling Crusader
11A Landing a Big One
12A Boiling Bath
13A Out on a Limb
14A Danger in the Depths
15A Gotham Gallants
16A Portable Bat Signals
17A Link to Lincoln
18A Death Spins a Web
19A Leap for Life
20A Surfing Sleuths
21A Batman Wins a Prize
22A Death Skis the Slopes
23A Battling Nature's Fury
24A Tight Squeeze
25A In the Bat Lab
26A The Joker's Last Laugh
27A Striking Out the Cobra
28A Victorious Duo
29A Danger from 25th Century
30A Undone by an Umbrella
31A Flying Foes
32A Captain Kidd's Caper
33A Dynamite in Robin's Nest
34A The Batman Baby Sitter
35A Crime above the Harbor
36A Cliff Hangers
37A Watery Warfare
38A In the Path of Death
39A Stopping the Sub
40A Inferno of Flame
41A Duel of Death
42A Counterfeit Caped Crusader
43A Menace in Fairyland
44A Batman on Broadway
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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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I got Batman, catwomen and riddle. Make me an offer?

Robert Cymbalski
Robert Cymbalski

I have 60 cards…. some doubles and in good condition….. make me an offer….. Thanks!


I have 5 full and complete collection (black, red and blue, riddler’s riddle and bat gaffs). In good condition, probably of 5 or 6 on PSA. What do you think it’s the value of the sets ?
Thanks !


How can I get my cards rated. I have every card so far you have on your site. My Mom recently passed away and she kept all my cards in the back of her closet in plastic case. They look like when I got them from wrapper mostly. She also had kept my Beatles and Classic comic books. I have a lot of the because I was sick as a child and that’s what I could do in the hospital. Thanks for any guidance . Br. Louisiana

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Harold This article here: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/comprehensive-guide-card-grading should help get you started.


I have a bunch of the red Batman cards. I saw your site to find the value of the cards. Some of the cards I have are listed with hefty prices. How do you figure out the price? I have 42A which is listed for $300 on your site. I know mine can not be worth as much because it has a small crease started on one corner. Do you buy them as well? I have no complete puzzles. I am curious to know. Thanks for your time.

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Rosemary (ID 89815) The most valuable cards are professionally graded by a company like PSA. They grade cards on a 10-point scale. Those rating a 9 or a 10 for this set are likely to command very high dollars. The ones you saw are simply listed for sale. That’s the seller’s asking price.

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