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As a nervous kid, the annual gut-pit that was Elementary school Valentines Day was just a step above Field Day in terms of sleepless nights created. It was, for the…
Unpopular Ideas : DC Comics’ Bloodlines
It’s May 1993. Superman is dead as of Superman #75 (November 1992), and Batman’s iconic Knightfall arc has just started; two months later he’d have his back broken in Batman #497…
Scratch ‘n’ Slay : Battle Cards by Steve Jackson
Fantasy-themed trading cards are nothing new, but trading card games weren’t really a thing until 1993. There were a few early outliers and TCG-like games, but some argue that the…
All About Far Out Dudes NFTs
Want to know more about Far Out Dudes NFTs? You’ve landed on the right planet!
Cretaceous Chaos : Dinosaurs Attack! Trading Cards
We almost had a Dinosaurs Attack! movie. When the rights to Mars Attacks were purchased in the 1990s, the Dinosaurs Attack! concept was part of the deal. Before the movie…
Virtual Collecting : Marvel Collect by Topps
What the heck is a virtual trading card? And why do you care?
Rocket Men & Adventure Ladies : Classic Pulp Trading Cards
During the simpler days of 5th grade, Star Trek: The Next Generation was the best thing on TV, and it burrowed deep into my brain. That turned into my very…
1992 Pro Cheerleaders Trading Cards: Real Human Beings
Three cheers for part five of an ongoing deep dive into the dark side of ’90s trading cards.
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Jack Kirby was so prolific that even after his death, hundreds of innovative ideas were still being discovered, many of which were captured on trading cards.
Fantasy Girls vs. Fantazy Girlz PART 4: Low-Effort Lasciviousness
What’s up with all of the softcore “modelling” trading cards of the 1990s? Part four of a dive into the dark side of trading cards.
Rad Dudes Trading Cards: Welcome to the Jerkstore
Were the Rad Dudes really that rad? Or were they quickly-drawn knockoff Garbage Pail Kids? Welcome to the most ’90s trading card set you’ve ever seen.
Fantasy Girls vs. Fantazy Girlz PART 3: Laying Awkwardly Across Cars
Girls on cars pretty much defined late ’80s and early ’90s creepo boys’ bedroom poster. So why not trading cards?
Fantasy Girls vs. Fantazy Girlz PART 2: California Dreaming Trading Cards
Holographic pornography, direct from the 1990s. But to what ends?
Fantasy Girls vs. Fantazy Girlz : Sexy Trading Cards of the 1990s PART 1
When swimsuit models meet superheroes and Frederique, what happens? These trading cards.
Dan Lawlis: Comics Futurestars 1993
Comics Futurestars showcased many artists who were destined to be future stars. Dan Lawlis is a star that actually happened.
Prophetic Pecs: Comics Futurestars 1993 Trading Cards
Comic Futurestars gave aspiring and active artists an opportunity to show off their original characters on a larger scale. So, how many became actual comic stars?
Girl Stuff for Girls – True Blood 2013 Trading Cards
Sookie, NO! Does a show like True Blood benefit from having trading cards?