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Merrie Spaeth Collection of Davy Crockett Trading Cards

Donor:
Spaeth, Merrie  Search this
Publisher:
Topps  Search this
Names:
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836  Search this
Parker, Fess  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Collecting cards
Date:
1956.
Scope and Contents:
One hundred sixty (160) cards, with color photographs of scenes from the Disney film "Davy Crockett" on one side, and a number, title, (such as "Bowie's Last Stand"), and a synopsis of the scene on the other side. The collection is divided into two series, the first series being the orange backed cards, which were issued first, and Series two consists of the green-backed cards, issued later.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Topps Chewing Gum Company issued the "Davy Crockett" trading card series in 1956, after the extremely popular Disney film starring Fess Parker had been released. The film was so popular that coonskin caps and other memorabilia from the film, such as lunch boxes, were in high demand. The first series (the orange backed cards) were extremely popular but desire for them quickly waned, apparently (according to Price Guide to the Non-Sports Cards, 1930-1960) because the sorting in the packages enabled too easy an accumulation of the full set. As an attempt to solve this problem, later that year, the green backed series was issued, and inexplicably, the cards were numbered 1-80, just as the first set had been, only with the letter "A" added. The second series was far less popular than the first. This collection includes a full set of both series.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Merrie Spaeth in 2004.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Collecting cards
Citation:
Merrie Spaeth Collection of Davy Crockett Trading Cards, 1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0873
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Merrie Spaeth Collection of Davy Crockett Trading Cards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep826aafcaa-12a8-4f3f-a535-26ff67daa663
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0873
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Baseball Card autogaphed by Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees

Depicted (sitter):
Jackson, Reggie  Search this
Associated Name:
New York Yankees  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, baseball
Other Terms:
Postcard; Autograph
Date made:
1979
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Major League  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Scott Shaw
ID Number:
1983.0102.01
Catalog number:
1983.0102.01
Accession number:
1983.0102
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-eb3d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668400
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Maxie Baughan

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.009
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.009
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Howard Cassady

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.023
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.023
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Dallas Cowboys

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.031
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.031
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-392c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Philadelphia Eagles

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.042
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.042
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-393a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

New York Giants

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.053
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.053
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-393c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Forrest Gregg

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.057
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.057
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-393d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330739
Online Media:

Lou Groza

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.059
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.059
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2915-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330740
Online Media:

Bill Kilmer

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.081
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.081
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-39d0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330741
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Jimmy Patton

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.119
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.119
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3a8e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330742
Online Media:

Bobby Walston

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.169
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.169
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3a8f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330743
Online Media:

Abe Woodson

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.173
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.173
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2913-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330744
Online Media:

Checklist

Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.174
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.027.174
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2914-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330745
Online Media:

Raymond Berry

Depicted:
Berry, Raymond  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.011
Catalog number:
310547.027.011
Accession number:
310547
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d462-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663477
Online Media:

Dick Bielski

Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.012
Catalog number:
310547.027.012
Accession number:
310547
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-395a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663479
Online Media:

Don Bishop

Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.013
Catalog number:
310547.027.013
Accession number:
310547
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d463-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663481
Online Media:

Zeke Bratkowski

Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.014
Catalog number:
310547.027.014
Accession number:
310547
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-39fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663484
Online Media:

John Brodie

Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.015
Catalog number:
310547.027.015
Accession number:
310547
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f1f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663486
Online Media:

Jimmy Brown

Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.027.016
Catalog number:
310547.027.016
Accession number:
310547
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e5df-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663489
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