November 20, 2016

Non-Sports Card of the Day: 1961 Topps Crazy Cards

I must admit, I do enjoy it when my trading cards insult me. Today's non-sports card comes from the 1961 Topps Crazy Cards set. Certainly taking a cue from Mad Magazine, this set featured 66 cards that were mainly a joke set-up on the front and the punchline on the back. The art on the set was done by Wally Wood, who also did many Marvel comics [including early Daredevil issues] and Topps' famous Mars Attacks set. 

My card features an M.C. Escher like design that shift from coming towards you and moving away from you as you stare at it longer. That card asks you to stare at it for 15 minutes and turn the card over! 


Zing! I do admit that I do get a little drool when I'm looking at my cards for hours.


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