Lone Ranger Trading Cards
Modern trading cards as we know them today began in the 19th century. It did not take long for cards to be made of celebrities and fictional characters. Since first appearing on radio in 1933, the mysterious masked man known as the Lone Ranger has graced many forms of media, including trading cards. Since the 1940s the Lone Ranger has appeared in several sets of cards from numerous trading card companies.
In 2023, artist Todd A. Smith donated two cards depicting Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto from the 1950s adaptation of the Lone Ranger. Smith says he created these cards out of his great interest in the Lone Ranger and Texas Ranger history. Smith has been illustrating for the Topps Trading Cards company since 2011. He is most well-known for his photo realistic sketches of current and former baseball players as part of the Topps Sketch Series of baseball cards. He has produced artwork for Topps trading cards of some of the largest media properties including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek.