Dutch Dina Idoler

Issuing Company: Unknown - Dutch Gum Card
Country of Issue: Sweden
Year of Issue: 1970s
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Issued as insert with what product: Issued in packs by themselves

Notes: Blank-backed, no company name listed. These cards have numbers, with no letters or series numbers. The set is called "Dina Idoler" on the packs (not on the cards themselves), which translates from Swedish to "Your Idols" in English. The cards show a heavy dose of cowboys and indians, from real film stars like Clint Eastwood in a cowboy role to painted images of famous wild west characters both real and fictional. There are also cards for cartoon characters like Snow White and the Three Little Pigs, other fictional famous characters like Batman, Tarzan, and the Cisco Kid, cars, animals, and anything else that might be considered an idol of popular culture.

I picked up a group of a bunch of packs with the cards still inside them. The packs looked like they had been opened, but I think the cards were still the original cards that came inside the packs. In those packs were only numbers from 79 through 151, leading me to believe these cards were probably issued in two different series, the first from numbers 1-78, and the second including numbers from 79 to 154. In the higher numbered packs I opened, there was also a card #203 Josh Macahan included, which is a card that was also included in the Dutch High Numbers set. This indicates to me that those two sets were issued by the same company.

It seems as if a lot of the Swedish sets from this time period were issued in groups of 78 cards. In the second group of these Dina Idoler cards, there are numbers from 79 to 154, with two numbers not issued. That's only 74 cards, not 78. There are two variations of card #102. If you add the #203 Josh Macahan card, that's 76 cards. There still may be two more cards to add to this second group checklist, or two cards may have been double-printed to get to 78.

Date information: There is a subset of Macahan cards in this set. These cards show characters from the TV movie, mini-series, and regular series of How the West Was Won and Macahans from 1976 through 1979. These shows were hugely popular in Sweden, more so than in the United States, and the characters shown in this set date this set to somewhere in the 1976 to 1979 time frame.

Thanks to Roland Andersson for help with this checklist.

1. Kanon
2. Tarzan
3. Getpojken
4. Törnrosa o Prinsen
5. Törnrosa
6. Buffalo Bill
7. Buffalo Bill
8. Tintins Äventyr
9. Rasmus Nalle
10. Fantomen
11. Törnrosa
12. Törnrosa
13. Bröderna Cartwright
14. Gene Autry
15. Isabell o Blu Moon
16. Rasmus Nalle
17. Fantomen
18. Fantomen
19. Törnrosa o Prinsen
20. Prinsen o Törnrosa
21. Cartwright
22. Tintins Äventyr
23. Tintins Äventyr
24. Rasmus Nalle
25. Fantomen
26. Fantomen
27. Lekskola
28. Emil o Silvemon
29. Siouxindianer
30. Zeb (James Arness as Zeb Macahan)
31. Stjärnornas Krig (Star Wars)
32. Ali o Stålmannen
33. Gulli o Putte
34. Higgins Brödrar
35. Indian ur High Chaparral
36. Tusse
37. Bessy o Andy
38. Star
39. Spindelmannen
40. Sandy
41. Helan o Halvan
42. High Chaparral
43. Hans o Greta
44. Tumac
45. Mor o Lilleman
46. Ali o Spinks
47. Lille Man
48. Lillan o Peggy
49. Buffalo Bill
50. Skateboard-Mästare
51. Flaxen
52. Tarzan
53. Luke Macahan (Bruce Boxleitner)
54. Bettan o Gobben
55. Big Boy
56. Toker
57. Spindelmannen
58. Tonto
59. Paradiset
60. Rosalinda
61. Super Star
62. Reno o Hövdingen
63. Charmör
64. Haren o Igelkottarna
65. Skateboard-Mästare
66. Tarzan
67. Terence Hill
68. Svarta Masken
69. Brosita
70. Ramona
71. Bedtime
72. Hövding Apaho
73. Pojken med Guldgåsen
74. Puppies
75. Alice i Underlandet
76. Andy o Cheyennes Indianer
77. Stjärnornas Krig (Star Wars)
78. Stjärnornas Krig (Star Wars)
79. Indianhövding
80. Ultställningsbil (show car)
81. Indianer (Indians)
82. Trillan
83. Svarta Masken
84. Rodluvan o Vargen (Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf)
85. Bull o Bing
86. Lorne Ranger (Lone Ranger - looks like Robert Mitchum)
87. Alfa Romeo
88. Luke Macahan (Bruce Boxleitner)
89. Tre små grisar (three little pigs)
90. Bläsen
91. Stamkrig
92. Indian
93. Snövit (Snow White)
94. Svarta Masken
95. Bim o Bam
96. Hästvanner
97. Läderlappen (Batman)
98. Tarzan
99. Indianuppror (Indian uprising)
100. Snövit
101. Svarta Masken
102a. Mästerkatten
102b. Spanande Indian
103. Ali Baba
104. Svartfotsindian (Blackfoot Indian)
105. Clint Eastwood
106. Rödluvan
107. Svarta Masken (black mask - looks like the Lone Ranger)
108. Tarzan
109. Lilla Molnet (Little Cloud Indian)
110. Kompisar (friends - two horses)
111. Hippo och Apan Andersson (Hippo and Monkey Andersson)
112. Camaro
114. Rödluvan
115. Racing
116. Bessy
117. Tarzan
118. Reno Kid
119. Kattungar
120. Indian
121. Törnrosa (Sleeping Beauty)
122. Svarta Masken
123. Indianöverfall
124. Ur Ali Baba
125. Spanare
126. Stora o Lilla Vargen
127. Indian
128. Den Stygga Vargen
129. Indianseger
130. Snövit o Prinsen
131. Indiankärlek
132. John Wayne
133. Indianflykt
134. Svarta Masken (black mask - looks like the Lone Ranger)
135. Stigfinnare (Pathfinder Indian)
136. Kattungar på grönbete (kittens)
137. Manyti (looks like Davy Crockett)
138. Snövit o Prinsen (Snow White and the Prince)
139. Diligensen
140. Dragster
141. Svarta Masken
142. En trio
144. Svarta Masken
145. Cisco Kid
146. Buffalo Bill
147. Svarta Masken (black mask - looks like the Lone Ranger)
148. Ben Bowie
149. Winnatou
150. Winnetou
151. Svarta Masken (black mask - looks like the Lone Ranger)
153. Rödluvan o Vargen
154. John Wayne
203. Josh Macahan (William Kirby Cullen)

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