Civil War News (1962) Trading Card Set





Civil War Wax Pack
Civil War News
5¢ Wax Pack

Civil War News is a 1962 collector card series from Topps, containing hand-painted scenes of different battles and historical events of the American Civil War. Each card depicted graphic, bloody and extremely realistic images painted by famous pulp artist Norm Saunders. The front of each card has a caption in a white box set inside the picture area. The backs are gray with a red-brown border; the card number is located on the border at the bottom corner at the righthand side. Inside each wax pack was a folded facsimile banknote, for a total of seventeen different bills.

Civil War bubblegum cards (that's what the set was actually called) became known by collectors as The Civil War News. This was the result of the card backs, which chronicled each civil war event via a newspaper journal format, using a generic banner called CIVIL WAR NEWS. It was never meant to be the name of the card series, but collectors have certainly picked up on that.

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Civil War News Trading Card Set Facts


Title: Civil War
Type: Cards sold via 5¢ wax packs
Design: Color hand-painted images
Verso: Gray with a red-brown border
Genre: Historical
Producer: Topps
Year released: 1962
Cards in set: 88
Wrapper produced: Yes
Chase Items: 17 Confederate banknotes

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Civil War News 1962 Trading Card Checklist

a No.  Title

  1    THE ANGRY MAN
  2    PRESIDENT JEFF DAVIS 
  3    THE WAR STARTS 
  4    REBEL POWER
  5    EXPLODING FURY 
  6    PULLED TO SAFETY
  7    DEATH AT SEA
  8    DESTRUCTIVE BLOW 
  9    SAVAGES ATTACK
 10   DESTRUCTION AT SEA
 11   ATTACK
 12   BLOODY COMBAT
 13   DYING EFFORT
 14   FIGHT TO THE FINISH
 15   NATURE'S FURY
 16   DIRECT HIT
 17   THE FLAMING RAFT
 18   DEATH TO THE ENEMY
 19   PUSHED TO HIS DOOM
 20   DEATH FALL
 21   PAINFUL DEATH
 22   WAVE OF DEATH
 23   CRUSHED BY WHEELS
 24   AFTER THE BATTLE  
 25   HANGING THE SPY
 26   MESSENGER OF DEATH
 27   BLOOD MASSACRE
 28   THE CANNON ROARS
 29   BRIDGE OF DOOM
 30   CHARGING THE BULLETS
 31   TERROR OF THE SEA
 32   THE EXPLOSION
 33   FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
 34   WALL OF CORPSES
 35   GASPING FOR AIR
 36   MIDNIGHT RAID
 37   DEATH BARGES IN 
 38   GENERAL GRANT 
 39   GENERAL LEE 
 40   BULLETS OF DEATH
 41   PROTECTING HIS FAMILY
 42   THE BATTLE CONTINUES
 43   COSTLY MISTAKE 
 44   SHOT TO DEATH
 45   THE RIVERBOAT EXPLODES
 46   VICIOUS ATTACK
 47   DEATH BATTLE
 48   SMASHING THE ENEMY
 49   THE EXPLOSION
 50   STOLEN SECRETS
 51   HORSE THIEVES
 52   FRIENDLY ENEMIES
 53   TRAIN OF DOOM
 54   A HORSEMAN FALLS
 55   THE SILENT DRUM
 56   BURST OF FIRE
 57   PUSHED TO HIS DOOM
 58   ANGEL OF MERCY
 59   SUBMARINE ATTACK
 60   SUICIDE CHARGE
 61   THE FLAMING FOREST
 62   THE GENERAL DIES
 63   AMBUSHED
 64   JAWS OF DEATH
 65   FLAMING DEATH
 66   VICTIM OF THE WAR
 67   DEADLY DUEL
 68   THE WILL TO WIN
 69   DEATH IN THE WATER
 70   THE SNIPER
 71   NO ESCAPE
 72   THE CANNON'S VICTIM
 73   THROUGH THE SWAMP
 74   FIGHTING FOR VICTORY
 75   THE FAMILY FLEES
 76   BLAZING CANNON
 77   TRAPPED
 78   SUDDEN ATTACK
 79   COUNCIL OF WAR
 80   CITY IN FLAMES 
 81   DEADLY DEFENSE
 82   DESTROYING THE RAILS
 83   THE LOOTERS
 84   DEADLY ARROWS
 85   ATTACKED FROM BEHIND
 86   DYNAMITE VICTIM
 87   THE WAR ENDS
 88   CHECKLIST
     Civil War Confederate Currency
  1 - $1 Bill - Type One
  2 - $1 Bill - Type Two
  3 - $2 Bill - Type One
  4 - $2 Bill - Type Two
  5 - $5 Bill - Type One
  6 - $5 Bill - Type Two
  7 - $5 Bill - Type Three
  8 - $10 Bill - Type One
  9 - $10 Bill - Type Two
 10 - $20 Bill - Type One
 11 - $20 Bill - Type Two
 12 - $20 Bill - Type Three
 13 - $50 Bill - Type One
 14 - $50 Bill - Type Two
 15 - $100 Bill - Type One
 16 - $500 Bill - Type One
 17 - $1000 Bill - Type One

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