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Title: How does A&BC compare to the U.S. Topps Issues?
Post by: josh4192 on December 21, 2018, 04:36:35 AM
As a box collector, in most cases I find them superior in terms of the graphics of the box art. Here is my example of the Superman in the Jungle box by A&BC. There is no comparable for Topps as they only issued it as a ?test? in America. The Topps test cards are quite rare while the A&BC cards are out there is somewhat good supply. However, there was no box in America that has survived, at least that I know of.

But it was kind of an arbitrary subject to pick. Superman in the Jungle? Doesn?t seem like a jungle sort of superhero like a Tarzan or a George of the Jungle (U.S. cartoon show). Why not Superman visits a bakery?
Title: Re: How does A&BC compare to the U.S. Topps Issues?
Post by: IanSammel on December 21, 2018, 08:29:22 AM
I agree.  Superman in the jungle does seem to be a strange subject.  Anglo did a set of Tarzan cards so maybe this was meant to be A&BC?s answer to that.  Superman sounds like a sort of gee whizz hero that people in the UK might have heard of who would make the set popular.  However without the same superhero culture that there is in the States maybe A&BC just didn?t realise that Superman wasn?t really the sort of superhero who would hang around in jungles.  The only real exposure to superheroes that we had in the 60s was Adam West as Batman.
Title: Re: How does A&BC compare to the U.S. Topps Issues?
Post by: Alan on December 21, 2018, 11:54:12 AM
On my 'to-do' list id compiling examples from all the various A&BC Football sets and putting them along side the Topps Baseball/Football equivalents, usually issued the previous year.