Issue 43
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Here is a picture that is not in the magazine at all, as there is no centrespread, this time. So, I've put in something else for you web viewers only. In the late 1950s, a series of "trade cards" appeared - the sort of thing one used to get with tea, bubble gum, etc. I think the few that I collected came, here the UK, with bubble gum; I didn't like it all that much, anyway, so that's why I didn't collect many. There were 88 in all. So, here is No 1 of the Topp's space trading cards. I have it in mind to produce a booklet in PDF showing all 88 pictures, with their commentaries on the back of the cards, and maybe a bit of commentary of my own as well, to explain the context of some of the images.