1978 Weston Bakeries : Superman: The Movie


 In 1978, Weston Bakeries Ltd. released a 9-card set featuring promotional images and scenes from Superman: The Movie.
There was one card inserted in specially marked boxes sold throughout Canada.

Superman appears on three cards in this series. Card #2 contains an iconic image of Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel.
The cards are 2.5 x 3.25 inches, slightly shorter than a standard trading card. There is no branding that identifies Weston Bakeries on the cards.
The text on the the back of each card is in English and French to comply with the Canadian Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act.
The card images are identical to photos used by Topps and Drake's Cakes that same year.

The checklist consists of 9 base cards.

No. Title
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 Jor-El 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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