1965 Battle Trading Cards (Topps)

Featuring artwork by Norm Saunders (Mars Attacks, Civil War News, Batman, and other sets), the 1965 Battle trading cards were released by Topps. Learn about this card set, get values, see the checklist, and more.

There are 66 cards and 24 cloth patches included in this set. Each pack would include one cloth patch.

What the Cards Look Like

Norm Saunders is no stranger to providing artwork for a variety of collectibles, including non-sports trading cards. His artwork is featured in each of the 1965 Battle trading cards. The front features an image with a white border. The title of the card is surrounded by a yellow box.

The back of the card was orange. The card number and title are on the top right-hand corner, with a soldier underneath (also on the left). The card description is in a large white box off-centered to the right.

1965 Battle Patches

Each pack of 1965 Battle trading cards would also include one patch. Each patch featured a military emblem on it. There are a total of 24 patches in the set.

The Value of 1965 Battle Trading Cards

You can pick up ungraded 1965 Battle trading cards for about a buck (Maybe $2.00) each. You can own an entire set for about $50 to $100, depending on the condition.

High quality professionally graded examples will fetch more. Here is what you can expect to pay for common cards from the set:

  • PSA 7 (NM): $15-35
  • PSA 8 (NM-MT): $25-65
  • PSA 9 (NM-MT: $125-285

If you’re looking at the first card of the set, be prepared to spend significantly more:

  • PSA 7 (NM): $200
  • PSA 8 (NM-MT): $800

Card #65 (patch checklist) goes for about $200 if it’s graded a PSA 8 (NM-MT)

Card #66 (cards checklist) goes for about $400 if graded PSA 8. A PSA 9 will fetch about $500-600.

1965 Battle Trading Cards Checklist

Here’s the 1965 Battle trading cards checklist. You’ll find the number and card title.

  1. Fight to the Death
  2. Attack on Pearl Harbor
  3. Execution at Dawn
  4. Grenade of Death
  5. Collision in the Sky
  6. Watery Doom
  7. Ambushing the General
  8. Death of a Frogman
  9. Hiding from the Nazi’s
  10. Medic under Fire
  11. Death rides the wing
  12. Death on the bridge
  13. Death in the street
  14. Stop those planes
  15. Dog warrior
  16. The Ocean’s victim
  17. Attack on Nazi convoy
  18. Jungle duel
  19. Hand to hand combat
  20. Snipers in the snow
  21. Saved in time
  22. Stockade attack
  23. Suicide dive
  24. Trapped
  25. Stopped by grenades
  26. Blasting the Nazi’s
  27. Train of Death
  28. Caught while escaping
  29. Smashing Thru the Guards
  30. Cossack charge
  31. Battlefront transfusion
  32. Confession by force
  33. Nazi terror
  34. Saving his buddies
  35. Terror from the sky
  36. Helpless paratrooper
  37. Jungle execution
  38. School bombing
  39. Death blow
  40. The flaming sea
  41. Hospital raiders
  42. Fiery death
  43. Disaster in the street
  44. The torture chamber
  45. Trainyard bombing
  46. Assassin in the sky
  47. Battle on the beach
  48. Exploding grenade
  49. Death struggle
  50. Bomb victim
  51. Tangled on a tree
  52. Flames of death
  53. Beautiful spy
  54. The U.S. Navy
  55. The U.S. Commandos
  56. The U.S Marines
  57. U.S. Paratroopers
  58. The Japanese Army
  59. The Nazy Army
  60. Charles DeGaulle
  61. Winston Churchill
  62. General Douglas MacArthur
  63. President Franklin Roosevelt
  64. General Dwight Eisenhower
  65. U.S. Milatary Cloth Emblem Checklist
  66. Battle Checklist

What Next?

Check out some other non-sports sets from 1965:

If you’re looking to buy, sell or trade 1965 Battle trading cards, you should go to eBay. There’s a good amount available there.

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