INTRODUCTION TO CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s - VOLUME 01
When I was a young boy, I loved the images on these trading cards. In the 1950s, artwork was used instead of photographs, making trading cards stimulating to the imagination and, in some cases, simply beautiful.
I couldn't afford to buy the sets then, but I've worked long and hard to collect the images of my favorite complete sets. I hope you enjoy them.
Non-commercial use of the images is welcome. Please credit the site.
VOLUME 01 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING SETS: JUST CLICK THE LINK
John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they happened to embrace the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling "the peaceable kingdom."
John's columns appear regularly on Counterpunch, Media Monitors, Politics Canada, Baltimore Chronicle, Online Journal, Scoop (New Zealand), Asian Tribune, Aljazeerah.info, Smirking Chimp, Dissident Voice, and many other Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and is regularly translated into Italian and Spanish.
Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts.
His first book has just been published, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London.