Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Hale Telescope is Topps

Here is the 200-inch telescope as depicted from the Topps Space Cards series of trading cards issued back in 1957

I just love the way the guy on the left standing on the upper catwalk has his arms spread wide. It is as if he is exclaiming on how big the telescope really is.

The back side of the card:

It photographs stars that are millions of miles away? OK, that's off, but the rest of the card is pretty cool as is the whole series. Very retro, in that cool 50s SciFi way. I love 'em.

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