1956 Topps Davy Crockett (Green Back)
While today we mainly see action figures of our favorite movie characters and super heroes, back in the 1950's trading cards were the equivalent. Thus when the Walt Disney film "Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier" premiered in 1955, naturally the movie appeared in playing card form as well. The 1956 Topps Davy Crockett playing card set originally consisted of 80 cards that could be purchased in 1-cent and 5-cent wax packs each with a stick of bubble gum. The cards were numbered and when all 80 orange-backed cards were put in sequence, the entire movie was in the palm of one's hand. The 80 card set became so popular that Topps released an additional 80 cards with green backs. However, the green back series was only available for a short time, thus they are extremely scarce.
By Dean Hanley