Friday, April 11, 2014

1965 Donruss Disneyland Bubblegum Cards...

   *I'm so excited to have a guest blogger for today's post.  Not only is the topic super awesome (and something I've never seen…) but the author is also my dad.  Take it away Larry...
   To celebrate Disneyland's "first fabulous decade", Donruss issued a set of 66 bubblegum cards. Courtesy of google, here's a picture of an original wax box and 5c wax packs:

   The original release of the cards featured an image that covered the entire front of the card. The backs contained text, surrounded by a blue border. These cards are scarce, and after a short print run, this second version appeared: 

Card #4…front and back

   As you can see, the second version of the 1965 Donruss Disneyland cards have the text on the front of the card, and some kind of giant puzzle on the back. Maybe someday I should put the puzzle together and see what appears? This is card number four picturing the Disneyland Skyway departing from the Swiss Chalet in Fantasyland. Look closely at the green "bucket" with the two gentlemen in the center of the card. Yep, "bucket" number 13!

Card #16 features the Matterhorn climbers, Autopia, 
and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Card #10 featuring the amazing Tomorrowland "space man" 
walk around character...

   I recently purchased this full set of the 66 cards on ebay for $74.99 which included shipping. I don't really remember these cards back in 1965 as I was to busy collecting baseball cards. But for 5c you not only got a handful of cards, you got a stick of bubble gum!

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