More progress on the Astronaut / Space binder this past week. Another eBay arrival. This time it was from across the pond in Great Britain. Seller grahame_ing has what appears to be all the different non-sport sets from Brooke Bond Tea.
Here is a scan of my Race Into Space set all paged up.
I love the detail in so many of these artist renderings. The scans don't do the color justice because they're scanned through the plastic pages.
The set is from 1971, so some of the text is very speculative about future NASA projects.
Above are the backs for the last five cards. One is about basically what amounted to the Space Shuttle that wouldn't fly for another ten years or so. It's really interesting that they must have planned to do a lot of this stuff so far in advance.
These are really cool, being vintage-y and still so affordable. Too bad they didn't do American sports. But if you're into history or nature, check out the set site and then find them online. (See links above)