OPERAZIONE TUONO (ELAH)

Release Date
1965/ 1966


Set Configuration:
83 Base cards

Following the "Goldfinger" huge box-office success, the Bondanza was unstoppable. Every company wanted a tie-in with the famous British agent James Bond aka double ooh seven. So after the fabulous “Missione Goldfinger” trading card sets, The Italian based company “Elah” received a licence from EON Productions to produce a new trading card set for "Operazione Tuono" aka “Thunderball”. The "Operazione Tuono" card set was announced on the back cover of the "Missione Goldfinger" collectors album (see picture below). The wrappers had an identical design. Cards, collectors album and wrappers are extremely hard to find, even on eBay where you can find almost everything. Speaking for myself, I never saw a collectors album.

"Advertising the "Operazione Tuono" trading cards on the back cover
of the "Missione Goldfinger" collectors album"

There are 83 full colour cards to collect, as far as I know there are no reprints. The card cutting is much better than their previous card set but still not as good as it should be. The white borders are a disaster. Most of the cards are printed in landscape except for card N°73. I don't know the exact date that the cards were issued because there is no date on the cards. Probably 1965 or 1966, but that's just a presumption. The card sequence follows the movie line al the way from card N°3 until card N°83. The first two cards depicting the leading ladies and Mr. Largo. On the card reverse a short story was printed in red ink. Enjoy the cards.

"Operazione Tuono "

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02
03
04
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07
08
09
10
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83
Reverse

Check List:
Operazione Tuono
[ ] 001 Thunderball
[ ] 002 Thunderball
[ ] 003 Thunderball
[ ] 004 Thunderball
[ ] 005 Thunderball
[ ] 006 Thunderball
[ ] 007 Thunderball
[ ] 008 Thunderball
[ ] 009 Thunderball
[ ] 010 Thunderball
[ ] 011 Thunderball
[ ] 012 Thunderball
[ ] 013 Thunderball
[ ] 014 Thunderball
[ ] 015 Thunderball
[ ] 016 Thunderball
[ ] 017 Thunderball
[ ] 018 Thunderball
[ ] 019 Thunderball
[ ] 020 Thunderball
[ ] 021 Thunderball
[ ] 022 Thunderball
[ ] 023 Thunderball
[ ] 024 Thunderball
[ ] 025 Thunderball
[ ] 026 Thunderball
[ ] 027 Thunderball
[ ] 028 Thunderball
[ ] 029 Thunderball
[ ] 030 Thunderball
[ ] 031 Thunderball
[ ] 032 Thunderball
[ ] 033 Thunderball
[ ] 034 Thunderball
[ ] 035 Thunderball
[ ] 036 Thunderball
[ ] 037 Thunderball
[ ] 038 Thunderball
[ ] 039 Thunderball
[ ] 040 Thunderball
[ ] 041 Thunderball
[ ] 042 Thunderball
[ ] 043 Thunderball
[ ] 044 Thunderball
[ ] 045 Thunderball
[ ] 046 Thunderball
[ ] 047 Thunderball
[ ] 048 Thunderball
[ ] 049 Thunderball
[ ] 050 Thunderball
[ ] 051 Thunderball
[ ] 052 Thunderball
[ ] 053 Thunderball
[ ] 054 Thunderball
[ ] 055 Thunderball
[ ] 056 Thunderball
[ ] 057 Thunderball
[ ] 058 Thunderball
[ ] 059 Thunderball
[ ] 060 Thunderball
[ ] 061 Thunderball
[ ] 062 Thunderball
[ ] 063 Thunderball
[ ] 064 Thunderball
[ ] 065 Thunderball
[ ] 066 Thunderball
[ ] 067 Thunderball
[ ] 068 Thunderball
[ ] 069 Thunderball
[ ] 070 Thunderball
[ ] 071 Thunderball
[ ] 072 Thunderball
[ ] 073 Thunderball
[ ] 074 Thunderball
[ ] 075 Thunderball
[ ] 076 Thunderball
[ ] 077 Thunderball
[ ] 078 Thunderball
[ ] 079 Thunderball
[ ] 080 Thunderball
[ ] 081 Thunderball
[ ] 082 Thunderball
[ ] 083 Thunderball
 
Collectors Album
[ ] "Operazione Tuono " Collectors album (Colour edition)

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