For Sale 1949 Captain Marvel Fawcett Trading Card #89 Captain Marvel Shazam
Offered in this listing is card #89 showcasing the legendary Fawcett Publication Mega Comic Book Superhero from the Golden Age Captain Marvel or as he is referenced today in the modern cinema Shazam!
This rare 73 year old series was showcased in the famous Captain Marvel reference Hard Cover Book “Shazam!: The Golden Age of The World’s Mightiest Mortal written by award-winning writer/designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear. It chronicles the World’s Mightiest Mortal and the rich collection of ephemera, artwork, and rare, one-of-a-kind toys, books, posters, trading cards and assorted rarities that were made available to fans of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family going back to the Legendary Whiz Comics #2 back in February of 1940.
A more extensive breakdown of the entire series was published in the March 2022 issue of Alter Egos Magazine #174 run by Editor Roy Thomas who was Stan Lee’s first successor as Editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and presented by PC Hamerlinck. The Reference article depicts the series origins and importance as the first card series authorized by Fawcett in 1949.
The series issued in Spain, consisted of 144 cards and told the tale of Captain marvel and the Marvel family’s origins along with a very early clash with the sinister Dr Sivana. This is the earliest know series of cards issued with the approval of Fawcett during the Golden Age period of the 40’s. The card still shows great color registration, clear text on back and very good corners. There is aging that can be detected on the back (see scan) but overall still has great eye appeal. Great addition to any golden age collection or fan of Captain Marvel The World’s Mightiest Mortal.
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