Thursday, June 21, 2012

'65 Disneyland Trading Card by Donruss

Back in 1965, the Donruss Trading Card Company produced a set of 66 bubblegum cards to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Disneyland. Each card featured a ride, attraction, or character from the park.

Snow White appeared on card #18 with the caption: "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS WELCOME GUESTS TO FANTASYLAND IN DISNEYLAND."



Each card measured 2.5" x 3.5" and was printed on regular card stock. The backside was part of a puzzle that when put together, the complete set would form a picture of Disney characters. There was also another printing variation, though less common, where the cards had a blue back instead of the puzzle.

Here's a look at just a few of the other cards. Note the "SUMBARINE" misspelling on card #6...




The complete checklist:
  1. SANTA FE AND DISNEYLAND RAILROAD TRAINS TAKE YOU THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON DIORAMA
  2. GOOFY AND HIS DISNEY CHARACTER PALS ARE REFLECTED IN THE SUN GLASSES OF A YOUNG DISNEYLAND GUEST 
  3. SLEEPING BEAUTYS CASTLE IN DISNEYLAND MARKS ENTRANCE TO FANTASYLAND 
  4. DEPARTING FROM SWISS CHALET IN FANTASYLAND GUESTS ON DISNEYLAND SKYWAY TRAVEL HIGH ABOVE THE MAGIC 
  5. INDIANS GREET DISNEYLAND RAILROAD AS THE 1890 LOCOMOTIVE PAUSES AT FRONTIERLAND DEPOT 
  6. THREE OF DISNEYLANDS MOST POPULAR ATTRACTIONS: MATTERHORN, MONORAIL AND SUBMARINE 
  7. ALICE AND THE WHITE RABBIT BEGIN A RIDE THROUGH THE ALICE AND WONDERLAND ATTRACTION AT DISNEYLAND 
  8. WESTERN MINE TRAIN TAKES DISNEYLAND VISITORS THROUGH NATURE WONDERLAND 
  9. DISNEYLAND GUESTS BOARD DOUBLEDECK BUS FOR TRIP DOWN MAIN STREET TO TOWN SQUARE 
  10. SPACEMAN GREETS TOMORROWLAND VISITORS AT DISNEYLAND 
  11. STORYBOOKLAND MINIATURES ARE VIEWED FROM THE COLORED CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN AT DISNEYLAND 
  12. ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND HER FRIENDS WHITE RABBIT AND MAD HATTER GREET GUESTS AT DISNEYLAND 
  13. DISNEYLAND SUBMARINE PASSES THROUGH WATERFALL AS GUESTS EXPLORE LIQUID SPACE 
  14. OLD FAITHFUL ERUPTS AS THE WESTERN MINE TRAIN MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH NATURES WONDERLAND 
  15. FANTASY IN THE SKY FIREWORKS EXPLODE NIGHTLY OVER SLEEPING BEAUTY'S CASTLE 
  16. DISNEYLAND MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS FRITZ AND OTTO ASCEND THE 90 FEET HEIGHT OF MATTERHORN MOUNTAIN 
  17. GAILY DECORATED TREE BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO DISNEYLAND TOWN SQUARE DURING YULETIDE SEASON 
  18. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS WELCOME GUESTS TO FANTASYLAND IN DISNEYLAND 
  19. CORPS OF TOY SOLDIERS MARCHES DOWN MAIN STREET DURING DISNEYLANDS CHRISTMAS SEASONS PARADES 
  20. DISNEYLAND AFRICAN VELDT IS VIEWED FROM ABOARD JUNGLE CRUISE IN ADVENTURELAND 
  21. WALT DISNEYS ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM MARKS THE ENTRANCE TO ADVENTURELAND 
  22. SETS FROM 20000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA ARE ON DISPLAY FOR TOMORROWLAND VISITORS 
  23. SLEEPING BEAUTYS CASTLE IN DISNEYLAND MARKS ENTRANCE TO FANTASYLAND 
  24. TRAPPED SAFARI AT DISNEYLAND AS VIEWED BY PASSENGERS ABOARD JUNGLE CRUISE 
  25. VISITORS ABOARD DISNEYLAND MARK TWAIN VIEW LIFE LIKE INDIAN VILLAGE 
  26. CANAL BOATS STORYBOOKLAND FEATURES MINIATURES SETTINGS FROM DISNEY ANIMATED MOTION PICTURES 
  27. MICKEY MOUSE AND HIS DOG PLUTO TAKE A RIDE ON DISNEYLAND FIRE ENGINE 
  28. WHITE RABBIT AND MRS. RABBIT ON AN EGG HUNT DURING DISNEYLAND EASTER SEASON 
  29. WESTERN MINE TRAIN CROSSES TRESTLE OVER BEAR RIVER GOING THROUGH NATURES WONDERLAND 
  30. DISNEYLAND ASTROJET PROVIDES THRILLING RIDE IN TOMORROWLAND 
  31. INDIAN ELEPHANTS PLAY IN SACRED WADING POOL AS SEEN BY PASSENGERS ABOARD DISNEYLAND JUNGLE CRUISE 
  32. DELUXE PASSENGER TRAIN OF THE 1890 VINTAGE LEAVES MAIN STREETS STATION 
  33. DISNEYLANDS GONZALES TRIO ENTERTAIN GUESTS AT MEXICAN VILLAGE IN FRONTIERLAND 
  34. A DISNEYLAND FUTURE ATTRACTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR OPENING IN 1967 THE HAUNTED HOUSE 
  35. DISNEYLAND SKYWAY PASSES THROUGH MATTERHORN MOUNTAIN 
  36. DISNEYLANDS SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON TREEHOUSE TOWERS 80 FEET ABOVE ADVENTURELAND 
  37. THE WONDERS OF LIQUID SPACE ARE VIEWED ABOARD THE NAUTILUS ONE OF THE DISNEYLAND SUBMARINE FLEET 
  38. BRIGHTLY CANOPIED LAUNCHES CARRY PASSENGERS PAST NATIVE HUT IN THE JUNGLE CRUISE AT DISNEYLAND 
  39. DISNEY CHARACTERS MEET IN FRONT OF DISNEYLAND MAIN GATE WITH A FLOWER PORTRAIT OF MICKEY MOUSE 
  40. COLORFUL DISNEYLAND BAND MARCHES DOWN MAIN STREET 
  41. ABOARD BRIGHTLY CANOPIED LAUNCHES DISNEYLAND VISITORS BECOME EXPLORERS ON JUNGLE CRUISE 
  42. KING ARTHURS CAROUSEL IN DISNEYLAND IS AMERICAS LARGEST CAROUSEL 
  43. AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE RIVERS OF AMERICA IN DISNEYLAND 
  44. GUESTS THRILL TO CLIMAX OF BOBSLED RIDE AS SLEDS RACE TO A SPLASHING HALT IN GLACIER LAKE 
  45. WESTERN MINE TRAIN DEPARTS FOR TOUR OF NATURED WONDERLAND AT DISNEYLAND 
  46. GOLDEN HORSESHOE REVUE IS STAGED SEVERAL TIMES DAILY IN THIS ORNATE FRONTIER SALOON AT DISNEYLAND 
  47. LIFELIKE IN APPEARANCE AND MOVEMENT. THESE ANIMALS INHABIT THE RIVERS OF AMERICA AT DISNEYLAND 
  48. OLD FASHIONED STANDS AND POPCORN VENDORS CAN BE FOUND ALONG MAIN STREET AND TOWN SQUARE 
  49. CANAL BOATS STORYBOOKLAND FEATURES MINIATURES SETTINGS FROM DISNEY ANIMATED MOTION PICTURES 
  50. THE WHITE RABBIT AND MRS. RABBIT SURPRISE ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH AND EASTER BASKET 
  51. SANTA FE AND DISNEYLAND TRAINS DEPART FROM THE 1890 MAIN STREET 
  52. STORYBOOKLAND MINIATURES ARE VIEWED FROM THE GAILY COLORED CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN AT DISNEYLAND 
  53. DISNEYLAND MARK TWAIN CARRIERS FRONTIERLAND VISITORS ALONG RIVERS OF AMERICA 
  54. DISNEYLAND INDIAN VILLAGE FEATURES CEREMONIAL DANCING BY THE RIVERS OF AMERICA 
  55. THE COLUMBIA IS A FULL SIZE AUTHENTIC REPLICA OF THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD 
  56. DISNEYLAND MIGHTY MATTERHORN MOUNTAIN TOWERS ABOVE THE SUBMARINE LAGOON IN TOMORROWLAND 
  57. COMICAL REINDEER GREETS GUESTS DURING THE DISNEYLAND ANNUAL CHARACTERS PARADE
  58. MICKEY MOUSE LEADS THE DISNEYLAND BAND IN FRONT OF SLEEPING BEAUTYS CASTLE 
  59. SQUID ATTACKS SHARK IN SUBMARINE LAGOON AS VIEWED BY PASSENGERS ABOARD AIR CONDITIONED SUBMARINES 
  60. PETER PAN WELCOMES DISNEYLAND VISITORS TO FANTASYLAND 
  61. DISNEYLAND ASTROJET ENABLES GUESTS TO PILOT THEIR OWN JET THROUGH A FAST MOVING JOURNEY 
  62. INDIAN WAR CANOES TRANSPORT DISNEYLAND VISITORS DOWN THE RIVERS OF AMERICA IN FRONTIERLAND 
  63. DISNEYLAND TOUR GUIDE POINTS OUT EXHIBITS AND SHOPS ALONG TOWN SQUARE AND MAIN STREET 
  64. DAVY CROCKETT FORT MARKS ENTRANCE TO FRONTIERLAND AT DISNEYLAND 
  65. DISNEYLAND MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY FEATURES A MERRY WHIRL IN SPINNING CUPS AND TWIRLING SAUCERS 
  66. TOMORROWLAND AUTOPIA ALLOWS DRIVERS SOME FREEWAY FUN
Checklist via PSA.

12 comments:

  1. I wish card sets like this were easier to find for purchase! This would be awesome to own.

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    1. Lee-- I've seen a number of the cards on ebay, but they average about $10 each, some as much as $25. Not cheap if one wants the entire set.

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  2. These are wonderful cards; years ago a guy at a collector's show had a complete set in great condition - the rarer "blue back" kind. I asked how much he wanted, and he almost apologetically said he couldn't go for less than $70. Just over $1 per card?! SOLD!

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    1. Nice find Major! They're definitely more expensive than that on ebay.

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  3. Hi. How are you? Some days ago I left a comment on the Deja View blog and it was the first time I had done it. Now I think I have to say something about your blog too. I've been following it for quite some time and the reason I never left comments before is because sometimes I think others express themselves much better than me. All I can say is that although some days I'm very, very busy I always check your blog and I really have no words to describe it, except telling you it is wonderful! I's a joy to see your posts , read the stories and all. Thanks from Brazil!!!

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  4. Hello Anderson. Thank you so much for your nice compliments. It's people like yourself that continue to inspire me to keep at this blog. I'm so glad you like it and that you left a comment.

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  5. I was at Disney World and Snow White was boarded all the way up! Thank you for reading my blog, and continue reading! Also, my friend has a T-Shirt that says "Grumpy all the way!"
    ~Pianostar :)

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    1. Pianostar-- I've seen some pics of the boarded up SWSA walls. The sign and everything are now covered up. :(

      Haven't seen the "Grumpy all the way" tee. Do you have photos?

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  6. I'm so sorry but I don't... I wish I did. He said it's "extremely rare" so I don't know if that's true. He said it was passed down from when Snow White was released like a hand-me-down. So I guess it's quite rare!
    ~Pianostar :)

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  7. Also, have you ever seen a Doc shirt? If so, where? I would love to buy one.

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    1. Never Doc by himself, just in the group of seven.

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