• avatar
    • 1 year 11 months ago
    • Posts: 24
    I remember as a kid collecting these cards and just being amazed by the artwork. I use to have a large booklet of them and now looking back, I wish I still had them. Anyone else remember these cards and what were some of your favorite cards?

    Here were a few of my favs:






    Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
      • 1 year 11 months ago
      • Posts: 1041
      I had some of these, and a ton of the regular Marvel cards. My favorite marvel cards were the hologram ones that were extremely hard to get unless you had the money to buy them directly. I never had the money because I was like 9 years old.

      There was another series of comic cards that came out around the same time called Plasm, they were pretty cool but I don't think they ever gained any major popularity.
      Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
      • avatar
        • 1 year 11 months ago
        • Posts: 34
        I loved those, I had so many of them, wish I knew where they were these days
        Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
        • avatar
          • 1 year 11 months ago
          • Posts: 717
          I still got a bunch, they were a big deal for a couple years.
          Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
          • avatar
            • 1 year 11 months ago
            • Posts: 289
            I loved everything Marvel back when I was a kid, especially in 1996 or 1997 when I really got into comic books and cards. I just never got into DC and my aesthetic senses gravitated towards Marvel. I just loved artwork in general whether it was video game covers or artwork, Marvel art or Goosebumps book covers.
            Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
            • avatar
              • 1 year 11 months ago
              • Posts: 34
              RomanBlade86 wrote:
              I loved everything Marvel back when I was a kid, especially in 1996 or 1997 when I really got into comic books and cards. I just never got into DC and my aesthetic senses gravitated towards Marvel. I just loved artwork in general whether it was video game covers or artwork, Marvel art or Goosebumps book covers.


              I know extactly what you mean, same thing for me, I rarely read or even looked at dc comics. and pretty much any and all artwork from videogame covers to goosebumps to posters were so good back then. I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but would collect some things back then based entirely on the artwork. My favorite were when they put posters inside videogame cases, not sure why
              Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
              • avatar
                • 1 year 11 months ago
                • Posts: 24
                DC just seem to have less interesting heroes (besides Batman). I think I always leaned toward Marvel or Image comics.
                Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                • avatar
                  • 1 year 11 months ago
                  • Posts: 15
                  yes loved those cards! i loved all the cards back then from marvel, especially the larger cards 8 x 10s, which were practically fine art! I still have those!
                  http://facebook.com/rekollections - fun nostalgia
                  Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                  • avatar
                    • 1 year 11 months ago
                    • Posts: 289
                    Yepitspat wrote:
                    RomanBlade86 wrote:
                    I loved everything Marvel back when I was a kid, especially in 1996 or 1997 when I really got into comic books and cards. I just never got into DC and my aesthetic senses gravitated towards Marvel. I just loved artwork in general whether it was video game covers or artwork, Marvel art or Goosebumps book covers.


                    I know extactly what you mean, same thing for me, I rarely read or even looked at dc comics. and pretty much any and all artwork from videogame covers to goosebumps to posters were so good back then. I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but would collect some things back then based entirely on the artwork. My favorite were when they put posters inside videogame cases, not sure why


                    Yeah, I was totally into comic book art that I really didn't even read the comics but just kept them sealed and protected and admired the cover. I also loved video games or whatever else that looked cool. I just loved how something looked and to me those types of things were my art and brightened up my days and really gave me something to look forward to. I just loved looking at video games and the graphics that I didn't even have to play to have fun. I would still go to the arcade and play a little but I would blow through the little money that I had so fast that I wasn't playing anymore but I wasn't ready to go that quickly. I would stick around and just loved looking at the demo screens of the games or watching other people play. The 90s were so awesome.
                    Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                      • 1 year 11 months ago
                      • Posts: 1041
                      RomanBlade86 wrote:
                      Yepitspat wrote:
                      RomanBlade86 wrote:
                      I loved everything Marvel back when I was a kid, especially in 1996 or 1997 when I really got into comic books and cards. I just never got into DC and my aesthetic senses gravitated towards Marvel. I just loved artwork in general whether it was video game covers or artwork, Marvel art or Goosebumps book covers.


                      I know extactly what you mean, same thing for me, I rarely read or even looked at dc comics. and pretty much any and all artwork from videogame covers to goosebumps to posters were so good back then. I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but would collect some things back then based entirely on the artwork. My favorite were when they put posters inside videogame cases, not sure why


                      Yeah, I was totally into comic book art that I really didn't even read the comics but just kept them sealed and protected and admired the cover. I also loved video games or whatever else that looked cool. I just loved how something looked and to me those types of things were my art and brightened up my days and really gave me something to look forward to. I just loved looking at video games and the graphics that I didn't even have to play to have fun. I would still go to the arcade and play a little but I would blow through the little money that I had so fast that I wasn't playing anymore but I wasn't ready to go that quickly. I would stick around and just loved looking at the demo screens of the games or watching other people play. The 90s were so awesome.


                      My favorite artist at that time was Sam Keith. He had sort of a rough and dark style. I had a few of the Marvel comics he worked on like one or two chapters of the executioners song, he did some really cool stuff with Wolverine, and of course everyone has seen The Max, I think I still have issue #1. I would also look out for his artwork in the wizard magazines, I wouldn't be surprised if he did a cover or two for them but I’m not sure.
                      Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                      • avatar
                        • 1 year 10 months ago
                        • Posts: 308
                        I remember thinking the Marvel Masterpieces 1 was an okay card set (although I was never a huge fan of Joe Jusko), and I even collected some of the earlier card sets from the 90s (Marvel series 1, Jim Lee's X-Men, etc.), but things started to go downhill once Marvel and every other publisher started putting out card sets left and right for every property under the sun.

                        So many of them were just badly executed and didn't need to be made. Marvel Flair was one of the crappiest things I ever saw with its garish, oversaturated coloring. There was no reason for these cards to even exist, as they were nothing more than reprints of comic book illustrations, digitally re-colored in the most horrible way possible. The president of Marvel at the time, who was clearly an idiot, actually wanted all of Marvel comics to be colored like the Flair card set. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed!

                        There were many more examples of stupid card sets back then. As typical for the 90s, Marvel (and other companies) took what was kind of a neat idea (like gimmick covers) and drove it into the ground.
                        Ultimate Space Pimp!
                        Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                        • avatar
                          • 1 year 10 months ago
                          • Posts: 467
                          Have a bunch in a binder in my garage, never was that into cards.
                          [code][/code]
                          [code][/code]
                          [code][url=http://www.userbars.com][img]http://www.userbars.c
                          Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                          Search