I love all types of trading cards. This post may not be all about sketchcards; but it’s seasonal (#HappyHalloween). There is a very small-press set that is too often forgotten called TERROR CARDS XL that focused on horror movies and scream queens.
Terror Cards released signed, sealed autographs from 2004-2007. The were priced per-card, and offered new cards every few months. There were a few heavy hitters, including Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974), and Ben Chapman (playing the Gill-man on land in the 1954 horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon).
Below are samples of the cards. Each were individually encased and stickered.
What’s most interesting is the print-runs. I always thought a company making a small card set would shoot for the moon, and print as many as they could. But as I researched, I discovered that even the most desirable cards had a minute print run …
So, good luck. If this Halloween you have a taste for collecting horror cards and scary nonsports, you may have your work cut out. These do not pop-up on eBay often … BTW, if you are “scared” I wasn’t going to discuss Halloween-themed sketchcards … try:
- Wacky Halloween Postcards 2013 (Topps)
- American Horror Story 2014 (Breyent Marketing)
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 (RRParks Cards)
- Ghostbusters 2016 (Cryptozoic Entertainment)
Let’s continue the conversation on Twitter @Sketchcards … Happy Collecting!