1949-1950 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders

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Comic Stars Trading Cards, or Comic Traders, received four series of printings. The perforated cards feature popular characters from newspaper comic strips.
1949-1950 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders Trading Cards Header
The cards are approximately 2.25 x 3.5 inches, more narrow than a standard trading card. The set is unnumbered and the back of the cards are blank. Some card backs are stamped with various store advertisements. Originally, there were 12 perforated cards inside of a cellophane pack. Each pack includes a header placard and five duplicates to be traded. The later printings are packaged inside of die-cut cardboard sleeves.
1949 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders - Superman and Lois Lane1949 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders - Superman
Superman appears on two different cards in this series, both illustrated by Wayne Boring. Each card has three variations, or types. The original 1949 issue, or Type 1, Superman card contains a yellow background with a white border that is unique to the entire series.
1949 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders Series 1 - Superman
The 1949 Type 1 Superman and Lois Lane card has a white background.
1949 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders Series 1 - Superman and Lois Lane
Type 2 are borderless with yellow backgrounds and a copyright date of 1949.
1949 Comic Stars Inc - Superman and Lois Lane (Type 2 Yellow)
Type 3 are borderless with yellow backgrounds and a copyright date of 1950.
1950 Comic Stars Inc  - Superman (Type 3 Yellow)

Superman does not appear in the undated Type 4 series.

The 1949 Type 1 and Type 2 checklists consist of 28 base cards.
The 1950 Type 3 checklist consists of 44 base cards.

The Comic Traders sets are not indexed in The American Card Catalog: The Standard Guide on All Collected Cards and Their Values.

1949-1950 Comic Stars, Inc. : Comic Traders
Type 1 / Type 2
Title Placard
Alvin
Ann Howe
Buck Rogers
Carol Tubbs
Caspar Milquetoast
Chief Thunderbird
Dinny
Donna
Flame D'Amour
Humphrey Pennyworth
Jerry
Joe Palooka
King Guz
Kitty
Mike Muscle
Mr McGoosey
Ooola
Penny
Pop Orbit
Pug
The Runaway Horse
Robin: Batman's Partner
Sugar 'N' Spice
Superman
Superman and Lois Lane
The Terrible Tempered Mr Bang
Thunder
Timber
Wash Tubbs



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