1956 Round-Up Trading Cards (Topps)

1956 Round-Up Trading cards were released by Topps and focuses on Old-Western legends. This set is a mix of historical fact and fiction. You’ll find 80 cards in the 1956 Topps Western Round-Up set. There are 8 historical icons featured.

Let’s learn more by talking about these non-sports cards, see what they look like, learn about key cards, and get recommendations.

Looking at the Cards

There are a total of eighty 1956 Round-Up trading cards in this set. The set is broken up into subsets of 10, with each subset being focused on an individual historical figure. The first card in each subset is a portrait, while the rest of the nine cards display events related to the individual.

The Front of the Card

Each card features a full color image with a white border around it. The portrait card features the individual’s name in a yellow box at the bottom, while the rest of the cards add a red box that includes the title of the card. Here is an example of card number 41:

The Back

The back of the cards feature the title at the top with a subset numbering right underneath. The main section of the card talks about the event or individual featured on the card through comic style frames. The backs of the cards are printed in black and red. Here, you can see an example of what the back of a 1956 Western Roundup card looks like:

Key Cards

At the time of writing this, there were only 7 cards that were graded by PSA as GEM MINT:

1 Wild Bill Hickok
11 Calamity Jane
25 Surprise Raid
47 Dangerous Mission
67 Night Riders
69 Peace Talk
77 Independence Day

The following cards have a lower population than the rest of the set, making them more difficult to find:

3 Slashing Claws
4 Wild Bill Strikes!
6 Ready to Draw
8 Pounding Hoofs
9 Deadly Mistake
15 Reach
46 Flashing Knives
65 Escape
74 Gun Duel

Finally to note, the first and last card of most sets are popular. In this set, you’ll also want to focus on the first card in each subset, which is the portrait.

1956 Round-Up Trading Cards Checklist

Again, this set is broken down by subsets as follows:

1-10 Wild Bill
11-20 Calamity Jane
21-30 Buffalo Bill
31-40 Wyatt Earp
41-50 Daniel Boone
51-60 Jesse James
61-70 Geronimo
71-80 Kit Carson

Here is a full list of the 1956 Round-Up trading cards, including the number and title:

1 Wild Bill Hickok
2 Charge!
3 Slashing Claws
4 Wild Bill Strikes!
5 Quick Shooting
6 Ready to Draw
7 Fighting Fury
8 Pounding Hoofs
9 Deadly Mistake
10 The Last Shot
11 Calamity Jane
12 Daring Rescue
13 Indian Attack
14 Sharpshooting
15 Reach
16 Hooray for Jane!
17 Rough Riding
18 Fighting Mad
19 Queen of the Wild West
20 The Last Ride
21 Buffalo Bill
22 Bullseye!
23 Race With Death
24 Buffalo Hunt
25 Surprise Raid
26 Daring Jump
27 The Royal Hunt
28 Taking Aim
29 Roaring Welcome
30 Frontier Fun
31 Wyatt Earp
32 Put Down That Gun!
33 Flying Fists
34 Shower of Lead
35 Wyatt’s Big Fight
36 Running Battle
37 Rustlers
38 Gunfight
39 The Showdown
40 Leaping Fury
41 Daniel Boone
42 Captured!
43 Wagon Trail
44 Beating ‘EM Off
45 Pow-Wow
46 Flashing Knives
47 Dangerous Mission
48 Storming the Walls
49 Landslide!
50 Frontier Justice
51 Jesse James
52 Cruel Beating
53 The Raid
54 Crossfire
55 The Holdup
56 Trapped
57 Daring Robbery
58 The Blast
59 Fight for Life
60 Sneak Attack
61 Geronimo
62 Massacre
63 Wall of Flame
64 Double Crossed!
65 Escape
66 Revenge
67 Night Riders
68 Flaming Terror
69 Peace Talk
70 Fast Action
71 Kit Carson
72 Bucking Broncos
73 Ambush!
74 Gun Duel
75 Perfect Shot
76 The Chase
77 Independence Day
78 Surrounded!
79 Kit’s Gamble
80 Indian War

Set Recommendations

As always, if you’re not looking for a full set of 1965 Round-Up trading cards, focus on the key cards. In this case, there are a few PSA 10s out there that would be a score to have. Also, you’ll want the first card of each subset.

If you enjoyed this set, you may also want to explore these as well:

Looking for other non-sports trading cards from 1956? These were the more popular sets:

  • 1956 Gum Inc Adventure
  • 1956 Topps Davy Crockett
  • 1956 Topps Elvis Presley
  • 1956 Topps Flags of the World
  • 1956 Topps US Presidents

If you’re looking to buy 1956 Round-Up trading cards, eBay is your best bet.

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