DC COMICS BACKING BOARD CARDS
IN 1987, DC Comics
tested the waters for trading card demand in the US market, but
chose to release the product in a unique fashion: as part of backing
boards for comics sold in three-packs at large retailers.
Each card featured either a hero, a villain, or
a "great moment in comics", and was labelled as such.
The first set came in six different sheets of
eight, with unperforated cut-out lines for the cards and a header
for hanging the item.
The Legion-related cards feature Tyr and the cover
COMICS 307, which introduces Element Lad. The cover
of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS 1 was also used, which included Dawnstar.
A second series comprising nine sheets was
produced in 1989, but there was no Legion-related content.
BOARD CARD 21: TYR (GREAT
BOARD CARD 38: CRISIS
ON INFINITE EARTHS (GREAT MOMENTS IN COMICS)
BOARD CARD 43: ADVENTURE
COMICS 307 (GREAT MOMENTS IN COMICS)
AN EXAMPLE OF A FULL BACKING