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

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

Current Statistics
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.018
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.018
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)
ImageSpec No.Card#ItemGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
05216300111PICKING THE ASTRONAUT TEAM713
05216300212FLOATING ASTRONAUTS712
05216300313TESTING THE CHIMPS830
05216300414IN ORBIT730
05216300515RECOVERY TRAINING831
05216300616SPACE EXPLORERS7OC13
05216300717THE SEVEN ASTRONAUTS721
05216300818TAKEOFF INSPECTION722
05216300919TRAINING THE ASTRONAUT830
052163010110ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD712
052163011111THE FIRST US ASTRONAUT810
052163012112AWAITING THE TAKE-OFF723
052163013113SHEPARD IN SPACE620
052163014114PICKING UP SHEPARD811
052163015115SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY742
052163016116CARRYING THE CAPSULE711
052163017117BACK FROM SPACE841
052163018118ASTRONAUT VIRGIL GRISSOM740
052163019119REPORTING NEW INFORMATION720
052163020120SPACESUIT CHECKUP721
052163021121GRISSOM IN SPACESUIT821
052163022122PUTTING ON A SPACE HELMET821
052163023123PUTTING ON HIS PARACHUTE712
052163024124GRISSOM IN PRESSURE SUIT721
052163025125FINAL CHECKUP742
052163026126GRISSOM AWAITS COUNTDOWN611
052163027127GRISSOM GETS READY731
0521630281282ND US SPACEMAN612
052163029129GRISSOM BLASTS OFF611
052163030130GRISSOM IN SPACE710
052163031131MERCURY ATLAS 4810
052163032132ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN722
052163033133GLENN AND THE F-106732
052163034134SPACE HERO840
052163035135GLENN AND GRISSOM8ST22
052163036136TAKING A BREAK730
052163037137REST DAY FOR GLENN732
052163038138GETTING INTO THE SUIT820
052163039139CHECKING HIS SUIT8ST20
052163040140INSIDE THE TEST CHAMBER820
052163041141GLENN IN TRAINING821
052163042142POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS810
052163043143STUDYING HIS MAPS720
052163044144BEFORE GLENN'S TAKE-OFF711
052163045145GLENN IN SPACE713
0521630461461ST MAN IN ORBIT720
052163047147GLENN MEETS THE PRESIDENT840
052163048148OUR 1ST SPACEMEN720
052163049149ASTRONAUT SCOTT CARPENTER821
052163050150CARPENTER CHECKS HIS SUIT622
052163051151ASTRONAUT DONALD SLAYTON632
052163052152ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER7ST32
052163053153ASTRONAUT WALTER SCHIRRA733
052163054154ASTRONAUTS IN FLIGHT SUITS751
052163055155CHECKLIST6OC44