This listing is for a scarce vintage Italian Panini Non-Sport Card issued in 1967 of John Glenn America’s First Astronaut Card #403 – Ultra Rare Bisvalida Variant.
This early find was part of an original 415 card series issued in 1967 by Italian maker Panini. Panini famous for such series as Campioni Dello Sport (Muti-sport series from 1966-74), Calciatori (Soccer Series), Montreal 76 (Olympics) and so many others made this rare Historical series.
This incredible collection of cards touches on many of history’s famous events and people going back to ancient times through World War II. Each card showcases a bio on the famous person or event listed on the card in Italian. Many of histories are included in this series from Socrates thru Abraham Lincoln to John Glenn. Fans of Non-sports cards are sure to find some segment of the collecting market in this rare set. This set has it all, War, Science, Politics, Space, a most for the advanced collector of Panini and Non-sport famous people.
It should be noted that many people are not even aware of this series and normally point to the later series from 1980 that Panini created which showcases many of this same historical figures. This is the 1st printing and production of the Uomini Illustri Series and is such is rare scarce in unglued state. This rare find is the ultra rare Bisvalida Variant version (Lottery) that was inserted in low quantities in packs back in 1967 as part of a distributor prize contest. Early collectors would search for these cards and submit them back for prizes. Once the contest was concluded, Panini destroyed the cards making original variant versions, especially in non-glued state quite rare and highly sought after by advanced collectors both domestically and abroad.
Condition: This find is in EX (see scans) state with incredible Color depth and Beautiful bright white borders on front and back. Test is crisp and bold, pack fresh very rare in this state.