Friend o'the Archive Ken Cope contacted me to see if I knew anything about a Superman, The Movie card he acquired in a stack of Mexican issued Topps sets. I most certainly did not, so of course I was intrigued.
Behold the card in question:
Compare that the the US issue:
Mexican, Venezuelan and other issues south of the US border are poorly documented and checklisted. I assume there are, in addition to the Topps issues described above, many others from additional manufacturers. I am aware of an Argentinian card guide but beyond that, can't swear there are any others specific to North America (outside of the US or Canada), Central or South America. And North America would include Cuba, which has issued many interesting sets over the decades.
Back to my original thought-if you have any information on this Man of Steel from Mexico (or the Apes), let me know!
To my knowledge, there are 7 different Topps Mexican Sets
1977 Football: 528 cards, 5 different wrappers released
1974 Six Million Dollar Man: 66 Cards, 1 wrapper released (Some call this a Mexican test set because the US Version was. In fact it was a regular release)
1975 King Kong: 55 Cards, Number of wrappers released unknown
1975 Plant of the Apes (TV show): 66 cards, 3 different wrappers
1977 Star Wars (Blue Border, series 1): 66 Cards, 3 different wrappers released
1977 Charlie's Angels (series 1 - 4): 253 cards, 1 wrapper release, (The same wrapper was used for series 1 and 3, I have only seen cards from series 1 and 3)
1978 Superman (series 1): 77 Cards, Number of wrappers released unknown
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from my personal collection
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Are any of the 1978 superman cards rare or valuable? I just found mine in attic... along with 1980 Dukes of Hazzard.. battle star Galactica 1978... any information would be greatly appreciated. Jason
I'm not sure of values but nothing would be particularly expensive IMO.
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