"Horror Monsters" (Nu-Card, 1961)
The "Horror Monsters" cards were a series from 1961, and the first half of the set had green borders, with the second half being orange. Godzilla-related green series...or orange for that matter...seem to never come up for sale, at least by themselves, so this was a great score for me. Unfortunately, no photos from KING OF THE MONSTERS were used, and Godzilla's popularity hadn't yet exploded with KING KONG vs GODZILLA, so the more recent GIGANTIS was used for a couple of photos.
|#4 Back. No kids bought these for the jokes.|
"Terror Monsters" (Rosan, 1963)
This is the "Purple Series" that came in 1963 (I always wondered if the Nu-Card company simply became Rosan later on.)
Another contemporary set with these cards was "Spook Stories" by Leaf. The cards are copyrighted 1961, but this is impossible, because the Godzilla photos included are all from KING KONG vs GODZILLA!