1963 Topps Astronauts Popsicle Back: Jean-Luc Picard (Set #1)

Jean-Luc Picard (Set #1) - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.436
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.436
Retired Statistics (6/10/2010)
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 7.018
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.018
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About this set: This series is a promotional version of the 1963 "Topps Astronauts" series. The fronts of the cards are identical in both series, but this series has a "Popsicle" promotional message on the back. These cards are much more difficult to find in higher grade than their non-promotional counterparts. The foundation for this set was provided by Kevin of RK Books, Hicksville, NY. I bought two raw sets from him, graded them and merged them. Steve Wysocki provided some great upgrades, including the #1 card, in Jund 2006. ALl in all, this is an excruciatingly difficult set to compile in high grade. But it's neat!

Jean-Luc Picard (Set #1)
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05216300111PICKING THE ASTRONAUT TEAM7131916
05216300212FLOATING ASTRONAUTS71212
05216300313TESTING THE CHIMPS83030
05216300414IN ORBIT73030
05216300515RECOVERY TRAINING83131
05216300616SPACE EXPLORERS7OC1313
05216300717THE SEVEN ASTRONAUTS72121
05216300818TAKEOFF INSPECTION72222
05216300919TRAINING THE ASTRONAUT83030
052163010110ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD71212
052163011111THE FIRST US ASTRONAUT81010
052163012112AWAITING THE TAKE-OFF72323
052163013113SHEPARD IN SPACE62020
052163014114PICKING UP SHEPARD81111
052163015115SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY74242
052163016116CARRYING THE CAPSULE71111
052163017117BACK FROM SPACE84141
052163018118ASTRONAUT VIRGIL GRISSOM74040
052163019119REPORTING NEW INFORMATION72020
052163020120SPACESUIT CHECKUP72121
052163021121GRISSOM IN SPACESUIT82121
052163022122PUTTING ON A SPACE HELMET82121
052163023123PUTTING ON HIS PARACHUTE71212
052163024124GRISSOM IN PRESSURE SUIT72121
052163025125FINAL CHECKUP74242
052163026126GRISSOM AWAITS COUNTDOWN61212
052163027127GRISSOM GETS READY73131
0521630281282ND US SPACEMAN61212
052163029129GRISSOM BLASTS OFF61111
052163030130GRISSOM IN SPACE71010
052163031131MERCURY ATLAS 481010
052163032132ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN72222
052163033133GLENN AND THE F-10673232
052163034134SPACE HERO84040
052163035135GLENN AND GRISSOM8ST2222
052163036136TAKING A BREAK73030
052163037137REST DAY FOR GLENN73232
052163038138GETTING INTO THE SUIT82020
052163039139CHECKING HIS SUIT8ST2020
052163040140INSIDE THE TEST CHAMBER82020
052163041141GLENN IN TRAINING82121
052163042142POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS81010
052163043143STUDYING HIS MAPS72020
052163044144BEFORE GLENN'S TAKE-OFF71111
052163045145GLENN IN SPACE71313
0521630461461ST MAN IN ORBIT72020
052163047147GLENN MEETS THE PRESIDENT84040
052163048148OUR 1ST SPACEMEN72020
052163049149ASTRONAUT SCOTT CARPENTER82121
052163050150CARPENTER CHECKS HIS SUIT62222
052163051151ASTRONAUT DONALD SLAYTON63232
052163052152ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER7ST3232
052163053153ASTRONAUT WALTER SCHIRRA73333
052163054154ASTRONAUTS IN FLIGHT SUITS75151
052163055155CHECKLIST6OC4444