Halloween Card-Season Cards

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.

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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).

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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 …

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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!

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