Popular Music Trading Card Collection

Identifier: MUSIC-036

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of trading cards featuring individual artists and bands, reflecting the trend of collectible cards in the 20th Century. The collection contains multiple sets of trading cards featuring the Beatles and Elvis Presley, including cards relating to both their music and acting careers. In addition, there is a complete set of RockCards, featuring 1980s hair metal and heavy metal bands. The collection contains smaller numbers of KISS trading cards, and minimal holdings of trading cards for other rock, pop, and country music artists.


  • 1956-2009


0.46 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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The Trading Card collection has been arranged into the following series:

Series I: Artist and Band Trading Cards

Series II: Multi-Artist Trading Card Sets

Each series is arranged into several sub-series based on publisher, topic, and publication date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items likely donated by Robert Sarka, Rosemary Johnson, John T. Landwehr, Cody Garman, Rev. Keith Gordon, Bill Schurk, and others.
A guide to the BGSU Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives Popular Music Trading Card Collection
Devin Elliott and David R. Lewis
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