Monday, August 22, 2011

100 Years of Magic Trading Cards: 1959 Cast Card

We have another card from the 100 years of Magic series. This 1959 Cast Card celebrates one of the most spectacular additions to the Disneyland Park.

Matterhorn Bobsleds opened in 1959 at DlSNEYLAND® Park, celebrated on an ABC television special hosted by Art Linkletter. The "Second Opening of Disneyland" also featured two other E-Tlcket attractions: Submarine Voyage and the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System (dedicated by Vice President Richard Nixon). 

The first photo of the planet Earth taken from space was shot from the Vanguard 2 in 1959.
1959 - On February 3, Alaska is admitted to statehood, followed by Hawaii on August 21. For about six months, America had a 49 star flag.
1959 - The average American worker earns $91.3 a week.


During the nebulous 100 Years of Magic Celebration that swept the Disney Company in 2001, many different products were released to bolster sales and attendance at the theme parks. The celebration was also another 18-month event that was supposed to drive people back to the parks after the Millennium Celebration. One of the nerdier collectibles was the set of 28 trading cards that featured an important year in the Company's history--with a photograph on the front and several facts on the back. In order to be more inclusive, the cards featured a few non-Disney items as well.
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