When you start to collect trading cards, there are two main areas that they are divided into. The first is sports trading cards, and these feature cards from all the different types of sports–hockey, baseball, golf and football are just a few of the sports.
The other main area is what’s called non sports cards. This area is everything that does not fall into the sports category. There are sets that consist of birds, movie stars (and even movie themselves), radio stars, and even vehicles.
The non sports card area is where you find this great set called the WORLD ON WHEELS.
The TOPPS card company produced this card set, and the WORLD ON WHEELS set ran from 1953 to 1955. The set consists of 180 cards, and numbers 1 through 170 can be found with a red back. Numbers 171 through 180 can be found with both a red back and a blue back.
Interestingly, a set title of just WHEELS was on the packaging, but the name WORLD ON WHEELS has caught on over the years.
This set has a wide variety of vehicles on the cards, and they really are all over the place. There are cars from the early 1900’s like a Pierce Great Arrow Touring Car from 1905 all the way to the cars from the 1950’s like a Hudson Wasp from 1953.
It’s not just just cars that are featured in the set, there are vehicles like the Diamond T concrete mixer and the Straddle Lumber Truck.
What I like about the set is that when you get done finding all the cards is that you can say that you have assembled a massive 180 car collection!