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    Mars Attacks Trading Cards - Complete Set (Topps, 1962) Condition: PSA 8. The immensely popular Mars Attacks bubble gum card set was released by Topps in 1962 under its innocuous brand name Bubbles Inc., the name belying the gory images portrayed within the set, that, of course, made it so sought-after among kids during the time of its issue and among adults today. Mars Attacks was the brainchild of Len Brown and Woody Gelman, inspired by their success with a historical but equally gruesome set titled Civil War News. Instead of North vs. South, Mars Attacks would match Martians vs. Earthlings with the graphic gore of an interplanetary civil war. The early pencil drawings for the series were done by EC Comics artist Wally Wood, and the final cards were penciled by another comic book artist, Bob Powell. The painting was done by one of the most prolific and creative artists of the pulp era, Norm Saunders. The Mars Attacks set consists of 55 cards in total, with 54 including pictures and the last card featuring a checklist. Presented in this lot is an extraordinary set, consisting of high-end examples -- all graded an impressive PSA 8 Near Mint to Mint with no qualifiers! Given that only eight examples from this fifty-five card series have ever made the grade of Mint 9 from PSA, this is one of the choicest sets ever completed, and the second finest known in the PSA Set Registry. These scarce cards have achieved legendary status among non-sport card collectors. And this outstanding set is here for your bidding!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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