Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 46–60 (1991)

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #51

Originally released in 1991 by Comic Images the first Frazetta Trading Cards series comprised of 90 2.5 x 3.5 inch glossy cards featuring the fantasy paintings of artist Frank Frazetta.

I’ve already posted the first 45 cards (see the bottom of this article for links) and this next batch of cards features some of Frazetta’s most famous paintings. Card #54 (‘Chained‘) was originally commissioned for the cover of Lancer BooksConan The Usurper while card #59 (‘Against the Gods‘) was used in an advertising campaign for a men’s cologne in the 1970s.

But the most famous painting from this batch is card #53, ‘The Death Dealer‘, which was used on the cover of rock band Molly Hatchet’s first album. The image has proved so popular since Frazetta painted it in 1973 that it has spawned a series of novels and comic books and was even adopted as the mascot by the US Army’s III Corps in 1985.

However my personal favourite from this batch is card #51 (‘Swords of Mars‘, above) featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars. Apart from being a dynamic image Carter seems to bear a strong resemblance to Frazetta himself!

So here are the front and backs to cards #46–60 – click on the images to enlarge. Please note: some of the paintings feature mild nudity.

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #46

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #47

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #48

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #49

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #50

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #52

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #53

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #54

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #55

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #56

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #57

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #58

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #59

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, #60

Click here for cards 1–15
Click here for cards 16–30
Click here for cards 31–45
Click here for cards 61–75
Click here for cards 76-90

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