LAND OF THE GIANTS TOPPS and A&BC CArds
Below is a sortable table illustrating the different numbering systems used for the Land of the Giants Topps test set and the British A&BC gum cards. Click on a column heading to sort that column and toggle it to sort in ascending or decending order.
The American Topps cards were never formally released into the collectibles market which is surprising given the popularity of Land of the Giants at the time. The A&BC cards did get released in the UK and were a very popular collectible. Whilst the card fronts differed between the US and British card sets, the card backs were the same for both sets of cards.
The different copyright statements along the right edge of the backs of each card read:
- On the Topps card: "(c) T.C.G. PRTD. IN U.S.A"
- On the A&BC card: "(c) A. & B. C. Ptd in England"
In terms of how much to pay for Land of the Giants Topps and A&BC cards, A&BC cards are much easier to find and can be purchased for as little as a couple of dollars. Topps card values will depend on their PSA grade. The higher the PSA grade, the more the card is worth. Lower grade Land of the Giants Topps cards, graded at 3 or 4, have sold on Ebay for around $20-$30 in the past year, whereas grade 8 or 9 Topps cards can sell for upwards of $200 and beyond. Land of the Giants Topps film positives (black and white film used in the printing process) have also appeared on Ebay and in 2011, several sold for approximately $20-$30 each. For a good guide on how much collectibles like this sell for, it is worth checking out sold prices on the Worthpoint Worthopedia.
|Card Front||Topps #||A&BC #||Title|
|1||55||DAN ERICKSON (A&BC checklist)|
|2||39||HIDE AND SEEK!|
|7||31||FITZHUGH IN FLIGHT|
|8||45||PREPARE FOR LIFT-OFF!|
|9||12||MOVE OUT FAST!|
|11||35||IN THE PATH OF FIRE!|
|14||42||"GET INSIDE! GET INSIDE!"|
|16||17||THE GIANT DOG!|
|18||18||UP, UP AND AWAA-A-A-Y!|
|19||32||RETURN OF THE GIANT!|
|20||30||SCREAM OF FEAR!|
|21||46||A STRANGE WORLD!|
|22||10||MAGNET OF DOOM!|
|26||6||TIME RUNNING OUT!|
|29||27||THE GIANT WATCH!|
|41||48||A DARING PLAN!|
|43||37||BACK TO SAFETY!|
|46||21||RACE AGAINST TIME!|
|48||41||TUNNEL TO SAFETY!|
|52||5||IN THE GIANT'S CLUTCHES!|
|54||28||OUT OF CONTACT!|
|55||1||FACE OF TERROR! (Topps checklist)|