November 27, 2016

Non-Sports Card of the Day: 1953-54 Topps World on Wheels Cadillac Eldorado

A little while ago I highlighted another card from the 1953-1954 Topps World on Wheels set and here's another entry featuring the brand-new-at-the-time 1953 Cadillac El Dorado. Just look at how long this bad boy was at more than 18 feet! The 1953 edition was the first year that Cadillac made the El Dorado through 2002 with 10 generations over those 49 years. 


The name El Dorado referred to the city made of gold located somewhere in South America. Over time the myth was attributed to Columbia, Venezuela, and Guyana and many explorers including Sir Walter Raleigh tried to located the famous city. Cadillac used the name to connect their car gold-plated luxury and the back of the card highlights the Eldorado's amazing air conditioning system. 

Eagle-eyed collectors will notice the front has "El Dorado" as two words and the back side combines it at "Eldorado" at the top and separated in the write-up. For those keeping score, Cadillac went with "Eldorado" for the car name and the city of gold city is separated as "El Dorado." 


1 comment:

Fuji said...

Oh man... my pops would love this card.