Only one series of Lost in Space trading cards was issued in the sixties,
the highly sought after and prized Topps black & white 55 card set of
1966. Two "unauthorized" reprint sets have been issued since.
In 1993 Imagine Publishing tried unsuccessfully to obtain a license to produce
a new set but negotiations with VIACOM, which at that time owned the rights to Lost
in Space, came to nothing. The Australian Lost in Space fan club had
more success in 1994 and was able to design and produce an entirely new
40 card black & white set. Because of copyright restrictions the set
was available only to club members.
In June of 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment issued a promotional 30
card color set in conjuction with the release of volumes 25-30 of the
Australian Lost in Space video series.
In November of 1997 Inkworks released a brand new licensed set
of Lost in Space cards based on the classic TV series!