1978 Weston : Superman: The Movie Trading Cards

1978 Weston Bakeries Square Boys! : Superman: The Movie Trading Cards

In 1978, Weston Bakeries Ltd. released a nine-card series featuring promotional images from Superman: The Movie. There was one card inserted in specially marked boxes of snacks sold throughout Canada. The cards are 2.5 x 3.25 inches, slightly shorter than a standard trading card. The cards do not contain any branding that identifies Weston. The text on each card is printed in English and French.

1978 Weston Bakeries - Superman The Movie - 2 - Superman

Superman appears on three cards in the Weston series. Card #2 depicts an image of Christopher Reeve in New York City. The same photo appears on a card issued by Topps Chewing Gum and O-Pee-Chee.

1978 Weston Bakeries - Superman The Movie - 2 - Superman

Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve was directed by Richard Donner. The film was released in theaters on December 15, 1978. Identical promotional images from the film were used in trading cards set issued by Drake's CakesTopps Chewing Gum, and Monty GumSuperman: The Movie was promoted in Italy by Danone and in Spain by Coca-Coca.

1978 Weston : Superman: The Movie
1 Jonathan and Martha Kent realize the boy they found in the wheatfield is someone special.
2 Superman fights for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
3 Jorel [sic] warns of the planet's inevitable destruction causing an investigation of his activities by one of the Secret Police.
4 The space rocket module blasts off carrying the future Superman from the doomed planet of Krypton to Earth.
5 Super Villain General Zod, author of a plot to establish himself as absolute ruler of the Planet Krypton.
6 Eve Teschmacher lies apparently unconscious during a ploy by Luthor to ambush a military rocket convoy.
7 Superman travels along a subterranean tunnel to the lair of Lex Luthor.
8 Superman stands inside his Fortress of Solitude.
9 Daily Planet Editor Perry White

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