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1940 Gum Inc Superman trading cards are the first to feature the Man of Steel, coming just two years after the character's debut in Action Comics #1.

The front of each card features an action shot of Superman while the reverse has a description of the action from the front. Cards 49 through 72 of the 72 count checklist are considered short prints and command a higher value on the secondary market, not that any of the cards are going to come cheap in high quality. The complete set was reprinted in the 1980s so collectors should take care not to get fooled by a pristine, low-cost card on eBay.

Our checklist includes all of the cards in this series. Follow this hub using the button above and you will get automatic updates regarding this set when they become available via your "Following" page.

1940 Gum Inc Superman Checklist

Base Set – 72 Cards

#Card Title
1Superman
2The Spy Trail
3From the Jaws of Death
4Peril in the Jungle
5The Girl Reporter\'s Danger
6Superman vs. Bank Robbers
7The Averted Train Wreck
8Rescue at the Bank
9Superman at the Circus
10Fury of the Sea
11Capture of the Kidnapers
12Superman\'s Arch Enemy
13Teeth of Steel
14Maniac at Large
15Panic in the Subway
16Mountain Tragedy
17Death on the Speedway
18Prison Break
19Wings of Mercy
20Peril at Sea
21The Runaway Horse
22Wolves at Bay
23Hurtling to Destruction
24Attacked by Sharks
25Trapped in the Air
26Log Jam Peril
27Rescue from a Rocky Reef
28The Flames of Doom
29Death Dive
30Trapped in the Glacier
31Rescue Beneath the Sea
32Danger on High
33The Avalanche
34Peril in the Oil Fields
35Hurricane Horror
36Facing the Firing Squad
37Distress at Sea
38Marooned in the Clouds
39Disaster at the Mine
40Racing the Shells
41Roller Coaster Rescue
42Danger in the Jungle
43Fight in Mid-Air
44Disaster at the Circus
45The Runaway Ship
46To the Rescue
47Horror Beneath the Sea
48Death in the Air
49Danger at the Carnival
50At the Bottom of the Sea
51Superman vs. the Spies
52Saving the Destroyer
53The Girl Reporter
54Rescue from the Flames
55Superman Wins Again
56Superman and the Killer-Whale
57Battling the Hurricane
58A Near-Tragedy
59The Dive of Death
60Menace in the Mine
61Through the Mine Field
62Peril in the Presses
63Terror in the Tower
64Adventure on an Iceberg
65The Runaway Trolley Car
66Danger at the Dam
67Explosion in an Oil Field
68Saved by Superman
69Saved from Burial Alive
70Danger in the North Woods
71Trapped in Quicksand
72Superman vs. Torpedo

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