Hocus Focus (Topps), 1955/56


There are two overlapping sets of the Hocus Focus cards, one set of larger cards and another of smaller cards. In theory, each series of the set of smaller cards has five cards more than the corresponding series in the set of larger cards. For the smaller cards, the numbers within each series, when known, are shown in parentheses below.


Note: Much of the information on this set was found here.



Sorted by Card #

Card #   Series              # in Series             Content                       Sport
------   ------              -----------             -------                       -----
1        Westerners          3 of 11                 Jesse James
2        Airplanes           5 of 10                 Rotor Craft "Pinwheel"
3        World Wonders       1 of 10                 Empire State Building
4        Sports Thrills      4 of 15                 Roger Bannister               track & field/running
5        Baseball Stars      5 of 18 (7 of 23)       Ted Williams                  baseball
6        Airplanes           4 of 10                 AVRO "Vulcan"
7        World Leaders       1 of 15                 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
8        Baseball Stars      18 of 18 (23 of 23)     Mel Parnell                   baseball
9        World Wonders       ?                       Eiffel Tower
10       Sports Thrills      1 of 15                 Southern California           football
11       Westerners          6 of 11                 Bat Masterson
12       Airplanes           8 of 10                 Lockheed XFV-1
13       Baseball Stars      14 of 18 (16 of 23)     Jackie Robinson               baseball
14       Westerners          8 of 11                 Buffalo Bill
15       World Wonders       5 of 10                 Great Wall of China
16       World Leaders       ?                       Woodrow Wilson
17       Sports Thrills      13 of 15                Dog Racing                    dog racing
18       Airplanes           2 of 10                 AVRO 707B
19       Sports Thrills      8 of 15                 Soccer                        soccer
20       Airplanes           1 of 10                 ARS 1301
21       Sports Cars         3 of 10                 El Dorado Brougham
22       Airplanes           7 of 10                 "Trident"
23       Movie Stars         3 of 7                  Kirk Douglas
24       World Wonders       7 of 10                 Mt. Everest
25       Sports Thrills      3 of 15                 Antonina Rocca                wrestling
26       Baseball Stars      6 of 18 (8 of 23)       Harvey Haddix                 baseball
27       Sports Thrills      5 of 15                 Skiing                        skiing
28       Movie Stars         1 of 7                  Bing Crosby
29       World Wonders       10 of 10                Golden Gate Bridge
30       Baseball Stars      3 of 18 (5 of 23)       Hank Sauer                    baseball
31       Baseball Stars      7 of 18 (9 of 23)       Ray Boone                     baseball
32       World Leaders       ?                       The Wright Brothers
33       Sports Cars         4 of 10                 Rolls-Royce
34       Movie Stars         ?                       Jane Russell
35       Sports Cars         10 of 10                The Jaguar
36       Sports Cars         2 of 10                 British M.G.
37       World Leaders       15 of 15                Charles A. Lindbergh          aviation
38       Sports Cars         7 of 10                 La Salle II Sports Coupe
39       Sports Cars         5 of 10                 Sunbeam Alpine
40       World Wonders       ?                       Leaning Tower of Pisa
41       World Wonders       ?                       Mt. Rushmore
42       Baseball Stars      15 of 18 (17 of 23)     Hal Smith                     baseball
43       Baseball Stars      1 of 18 (3 of 23)       Dick Groat                    baseball
44       Baseball Stars      2 of 18 (4 of 23)       Ed Lopat                      baseball
45       Sports Cars         8 of 10                 Alfa-Romeo
46       Airplanes           6 of 10                 Convair "Ficon"
47       World Leaders       8 of 15                 Thomas Alva Edison
48       World Leaders       4 of                    General Douglas MacArthur
49       Baseball Stars      13 of 18 (15 of 23)     Gus Zernial                   baseball
50       Sports Cars         ?                       Buick Wildcat III
51       Baseball Stars      9 of 18 (11 of 23)      Mayo Smith                    baseball
52       Movie Stars         4 of 7                  Barbara Stanwyck
53       Westerners          11 of 11                Gen. Custer
54       Sports Thrills      (2 of 20)               Rocky Marciano                boxing
55       World Wonders       6 of 10                 Pyramids
56       Movie Stars         ?                       James Stewart
57       Sports Thrills      7 of 15                 Bullfighting                  bullfighting
58       World Leaders       10 of 15                Theodore Roosevelt
59       Westerners          4 of 11                 Wild Bill Hickok
60       Baseball Stars      17 of 18 (22 of 23)     "Spook" Jacobs                baseball
61       Sports Thrills      14 of 15                Hockey                        hockey
62       Sports Thrills      11 of 15                Motor Boat Racing             motor boat racing
63       Sports Thrills      9 of 15                 Diving                        diving
64       World Wonders       8 of 10                 Panama Canal
65       World Leaders       6 of 15                 Winston Churchill
66       World Leaders       3 of 15                 Abraham Lincoln
67       Baseball Stars      11 of 18 (13 of 23)     Jim Rivera                    baseball
68       World Leaders       5 of 15                 Dwight D. Eisenhower
69       Baseball Stars      8 of 18 (10 of 23)      Al Rosen                      baseball
70       Sports Thrills      6 of 15                 Bobsledding                   bobsledding
71       World Wonders       4 of 10                 Taj Mahal
72       Westerners          1 of 11                 Annie Oakley
73       Sports Thrills      15 of 15                Rodeo                         rodeo
74       Sports Thrills      12 of 15                Alligator Wrestling           alligator wrestling
75       Sports Cars         ?                       Kurtis
76       Airplanes           9 of 10                 Hindenburg
77       Airplanes           3 of 10                 Northrop X-4
78       Airplanes           10 of 10                Saab 210 "Draken"
79       Baseball Stars      12 of 18 (14 of 23)     Ted Kluszewski                baseball
80       World Leaders       9 of 15                 Elizabeth II
81       Westerners          2 of 11                 Kit Carson
82       World Leaders       11 of 15                Harry S. Truman
83       Movie Stars         5 of 7                  Robert Ryan
84       Baseball Stars      16 of 18 (18 of 23)     Johnny Schmitz                baseball
85       Westerners          5 of 11                 Sam Houston
86       Baseball Stars      4 of 18 (6 of 23)       "Dusty" Rhodes                baseball
87       Baseball Stars      10 of 18 (12 of 23)     Warren Spanh                  baseball
88       Sports Thrills      10 of 15                Skin Diving                   skin diving
89       Westerners          10 of 11                Calamity Jane
90       Movie Stars         7 of 7                  Gordon Scott
91       World Leaders       7 of                    Mahatma Gandhi
92       Westerners          9 of 11                 Davy Crockett
93       Westerners          7 of 11                 Billy the Kid
94       Sports Cars         9 of 10                 The Bentley
95       World Leaders       13 of                   Albert Einstein
96       World Leaders       14 of 15                George Washington Carver
103      Baseball Stars      (19 of 23)              Wally Moon                    baseball
105      Airplanes           (15 of 15)              Boeing "Bomarc"
109      Baseball Stars      (21 of 23)              Ed Matthews                   baseball
117      Baseball Stars      (1 of 23)               Babe Ruth                     baseball
122      Baseball Stars      (20 of 23)              Karl Spooner                  baseball
?        Baseball Stars      (2 of 23)               Lou Gehrig                    baseball
      

Sorted by Series

Card #   Series              # in Series             Content                       Sport
------   ------              -----------             -------                       -----
20       Airplanes           1 of 10                 ARS 1301
18       Airplanes           2 of 10                 AVRO 707B
77       Airplanes           3 of 10                 Northrop X-4
6        Airplanes           4 of 10                 AVRO "Vulcan"
2        Airplanes           5 of 10                 Rotor Craft "Pinwheel"
46       Airplanes           6 of 10                 Convair "Ficon"
22       Airplanes           7 of 10                 "Trident"
12       Airplanes           8 of 10                 Lockheed XFV-1
76       Airplanes           9 of 10                 Hindenburg
78       Airplanes           10 of 10                Saab 210 "Draken"
105      Airplanes           (15 of 15)              Boeing "Bomarc"

43       Baseball Stars      1 of 18 (3 of 23)       Dick Groat                    baseball
44       Baseball Stars      2 of 18 (4 of 23)       Ed Lopat                      baseball
30       Baseball Stars      3 of 18 (5 of 23)       Hank Sauer                    baseball
86       Baseball Stars      4 of 18 (6 of 23)       "Dusty" Rhodes                baseball
5        Baseball Stars      5 of 18 (7 of 23)       Ted Williams                  baseball
26       Baseball Stars      6 of 18 (8 of 23)       Harvey Haddix                 baseball
31       Baseball Stars      7 of 18 (9 of 23)       Ray Boone                     baseball
69       Baseball Stars      8 of 18 (10 of 23)      Al Rosen                      baseball
51       Baseball Stars      9 of 18 (11 of 23)      Mayo Smith                    baseball
87       Baseball Stars      10 of 18 (12 of 23)     Warren Spanh                  baseball
67       Baseball Stars      11 of 18 (13 of 23)     Jim Rivera                    baseball
79       Baseball Stars      12 of 18 (14 of 23)     Ted Kluszewski                baseball
49       Baseball Stars      13 of 18 (15 of 23)     Gus Zernial                   baseball
13       Baseball Stars      14 of 18 (16 of 23)     Jackie Robinson               baseball
42       Baseball Stars      15 of 18 (17 of 23)     Hal Smith                     baseball
84       Baseball Stars      16 of 18 (18 of 23)     Johnny Schmitz                baseball
60       Baseball Stars      17 of 18 (22 of 23)     "Spook" Jacobs                baseball
8        Baseball Stars      18 of 18 (23 of 23)     Mel Parnell                   baseball
117      Baseball Stars      (1 of 23)               Babe Ruth                     baseball
?        Baseball Stars      (2 of 23)               Lou Gehrig                    baseball
103      Baseball Stars      (19 of 23)              Wally Moon                    baseball
122      Baseball Stars      (20 of 23)              Karl Spooner                  baseball
109      Baseball Stars      (21 of 23)              Ed Matthews                   baseball

28       Movie Stars         1 of 7                  Bing Crosby
23       Movie Stars         3 of 7                  Kirk Douglas
52       Movie Stars         4 of 7                  Barbara Stanwyck
83       Movie Stars         5 of 7                  Robert Ryan
90       Movie Stars         7 of 7                  Gordon Scott
34       Movie Stars         ?                       Jane Russell
56       Movie Stars         ?                       James Stewart

36       Sports Cars         2 of 10                 British M.G.
21       Sports Cars         3 of 10                 El Dorado Brougham
33       Sports Cars         4 of 10                 Rolls-Royce
39       Sports Cars         5 of 10                 Sunbeam Alpine
38       Sports Cars         7 of 10                 La Salle II Sports Coupe
45       Sports Cars         8 of 10                 Alfa-Romeo
94       Sports Cars         9 of 10                 The Bentley
35       Sports Cars         10 of 10                The Jaguar
50       Sports Cars         ?                       Buick Wildcat III
75       Sports Cars         ?                       Kurtis

10       Sports Thrills      1 of 15                 Southern California           football
54       Sports Thrills      (2 of 20)               Rocky Marciano                boxing
25       Sports Thrills      3 of 15                 Antonina Rocca                wrestling
4        Sports Thrills      4 of 15                 Roger Bannister               track & field/running
27       Sports Thrills      5 of 15                 Skiing                        skiing
70       Sports Thrills      6 of 15                 Bobsledding                   bobsledding
57       Sports Thrills      7 of 15                 Bullfighting                  bullfighting
19       Sports Thrills      8 of 15                 Soccer                        soccer
63       Sports Thrills      9 of 15                 Diving                        diving
88       Sports Thrills      10 of 15                Skin Diving                   skin diving
62       Sports Thrills      11 of 15                Motor Boat Racing             motor boat racing
74       Sports Thrills      12 of 15                Alligator Wrestling           alligator wrestling
17       Sports Thrills      13 of 15                Dog Racing                    dog racing
61       Sports Thrills      14 of 15                Hockey                        hockey
73       Sports Thrills      15 of 15                Rodeo                         rodeo

72       Westerners          1 of 11                 Annie Oakley
81       Westerners          2 of 11                 Kit Carson
1        Westerners          3 of 11                 Jesse James
59       Westerners          4 of 11                 Wild Bill Hickok
85       Westerners          5 of 11                 Sam Houston
11       Westerners          6 of 11                 Bat Masterson
93       Westerners          7 of 11                 Billy the Kid
14       Westerners          8 of 11                 Buffalo Bill
92       Westerners          9 of 11                 Davy Crockett
89       Westerners          10 of 11                Calamity Jane
53       Westerners          11 of 11                Gen. Custer

7        World Leaders       1 of 15                 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
66       World Leaders       3 of 15                 Abraham Lincoln
48       World Leaders       4 of                    General Douglas MacArthur
68       World Leaders       5 of 15                 Dwight D. Eisenhower
65       World Leaders       6 of 15                 Winston Churchill
91       World Leaders       7 of                    Mahatma Gandhi
47       World Leaders       8 of 15                 Thomas Alva Edison
80       World Leaders       9 of 15                 Elizabeth II
58       World Leaders       10 of 15                Theodore Roosevelt
82       World Leaders       11 of 15                Harry S. Truman
95       World Leaders       13 of                   Albert Einstein
96       World Leaders       14 of 15                George Washington Carver
37       World Leaders       15 of 15                Charles A. Lindbergh          aviation
16       World Leaders       ?                       Woodrow Wilson
32       World Leaders       ?                       The Wright Brothers

3        World Wonders       1 of 10                 Empire State Building
71       World Wonders       4 of 10                 Taj Mahal
15       World Wonders       5 of 10                 Great Wall of China
55       World Wonders       6 of 10                 Pyramids
24       World Wonders       7 of 10                 Mt. Everest
64       World Wonders       8 of 10                 Panama Canal
29       World Wonders       10 of 10                Golden Gate Bridge
9        World Wonders       ?                       Eiffel Tower
40       World Wonders       ?                       Leaning Tower of Pisa
41       World Wonders       ?                       Mt. Rushmore
	  

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