But one event that has stood the test of time is the Apollo missions that sent astronauts into space and walking on the moon. Insane... right? At night, you can look up into the sky and say... 40+ years ago 12 men walked on that giant ball in the sky.
Anyways... it's one of those things that will always leave me in awe. That's why I'm pretty excited to own this 36 card set produced by Space Shots in 1991.
Back then everyone was cashing in on the trading card industry... including NASA. There are at least three different sets produced by Space Shots, but this set is the only one I know of that is completely embossed. If you're not sure what I'm talking about... remember Action Packed trading cards from the 90's? These cards are just like those.
Here's a look at the complete set:
#1 - #9
#10 - #18
#19 - #27
#28 - #36
Here's a closer look at card #4... Mr. Neil Armstrong:
It's actually a pretty amazing looking set... especially when you consider that it was produced over twenty years ago.
Each set also included an unnumbered header card and a checklist:
And everything you see above was packaged nicely into this decorative box:
Not bad for some cardboard that commemorates an event that will never cease to be amazing.
What are some of mankind's inventions and accomplishments that leave you in awe?