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    Project Mercury: Original Artwork for Number Fifty "Carpenter Checks His Suit" Card from Topps' 1963 "Astronauts" Series. A 3.5" x 4.75" flexichrome photo with hand-painted color embellishments of the fourth American in space, Scott Carpenter, who made a three orbit flight in Aurora 7 on May 24, 1962. He is shown seated and wearing his silver Mercury space suit. This fifty-five card trading set was issued by Topps in 1963 to capitalize on the popularity of the American space program, especially among the young boys who wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. This is the original artwork for one of the cards in the set. The back is hand-numbered, otherwise blank. Excellent condition save for a few minor surface flaws.

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