I picked up a partial set of 1967 German Kampf Um Den Weltraum (The Struggle for the Universe). This was made by Heinerle out of Bamberg Germany. The set walks through the development of rockets and the space program through 1967.
Koberich lists this set catalog number as the 30825-25 made in 1967 with 190 cards. This set has an English-language parallel set that is identical on the front except that the writing in the back is in English...Koberich doesn't mention this fact. Also even more unique is the fact that this set includes Neil Armstrong! Card #185...it shows him with David Scott in their Gemini 8 spacesuits in front of a satellite dish! I did a quick internet search, and only could find his 1969 Topps card as the earliest. Anyone know of an earlier card of Armstrong?
The set consists mostly of rockets, engineers, and cool space related images (I'm a space geek, and I picked up a bunch of other German Space sets). There are also some great images of other astronauts including Alan Sheppard, Gus Grisson, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee not to mention the famous Werhner Von Braun on Card #35.
Cards measure approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".