2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Trading CardsBrand: Rittenhouse Archives
2012 Rittenhouse Archives James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Checklist
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Base Set Checklist
Only odd numbers are on the checklist, presumably to keep consistent with a planned second series.
PARALLEL: Inserted 1:8 packs
3 Dr. No
5 Dr. No
7 Dr. No
9 Dr. No
11 From Russia With Love
13 From Russia With Love
15 From Russia With Love
17 From Russia With Love
37 You Only Live Twice
39 You Only Live Twice
41 You Only Live Twice
43 You Only Live Twice
45 You Only Live Twice
47 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
49 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
51 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
53 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
55 Diamonds Are Forever
57 Diamonds Are Forever
59 Diamonds Are Forever
61 Diamonds Are Forever
63 Diamonds Are Forever
65 Live And Let Die
67 Live And Let Die
69 Live And Let Die
71 Live And Let Die
73 The Man With The Golden Gun
75 The Man With The Golden Gun
77 The Man With The Golden Gun
79 The Man With The Golden Gun
81 The Man With The Golden Gun
83 The Spy Who Loved Me
85 The Spy Who Loved Me
87 The Spy Who Loved Me
89 The Spy Who Loved Me
103 For Your Eyes Only
105 For Your Eyes Only
107 For Your Eyes Only
119 A View To A Kill
121 A View To A Kill
123 A View To A Kill
125 A View To A Kill
127 The Living Daylights
129 The Living Daylights
131 The Living Daylights
133 The Living Daylights
135 The Living Daylights
137 Licence To Kill
139 Licence To Kill
141 Licence To Kill
143 Licence To Kill
155 Tomorrow Never Dies
157 Tomorrow Never Dies
159 Tomorrow Never Dies
161 Tomorrow Never Dies
163 The World Is Not Enough
165 The World Is Not Enough
167 The World Is Not Enough
169 The World Is Not Enough
171 The World Is Not Enough
173 Die Another Day
175 Die Another Day
177 Die Another Day
179 Die Another Day
181 Casino Royale
183 Casino Royale
185 Casino Royale
187 Casino Royale
189 Casino Royale
191 Quantum of Solace
193 Quantum of Solace
195 Quantum of Solace
197 Quantum of Solace
A151 Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench in Dr. No (Very Limited)
A168 Catherine Rabett as Liz in The Living Daylights (Limited)
A171 Francisca Tu as Mr. Osato's Secretary in You Only Live Twice
A177 Joaquin Martinez as Old Man in Cigar Factory in Die Another Day (Limited)
A180 Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in Die Another Day (Limited)
A184 Sonny Caldinez as Kra in The Man With The Golden Gun
A189 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in GoldenEye (Extremely Limited)
A192 Carlos Leal as Tournament Director in Casino Royale (Limited)
A194 Joie Vejjajiva as Cha in The Man With The Golden Gun (Limited)
A199 Edward De Souza as Sheikh Hosein in The Spy Who Loved Me (Limited)
A201 Christopher Muncke as U.S.S. Wayne Crewman in The Spy Who Loved Me (Limited)
A202 Jeroen Krabbe as General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights (Limited)
A204 Peter Fontaine as Captain of the St. Georges in For Your Eyes Only (Limited)
A208 Gotz Otto as Stamper in Tomorrow Never Dies (Limited)
A209 Nadja Regin as Bonita in Goldfinger (Extremely Limited)
A211 Simon Kunz as Severnaya Duty Officer in GoldenEye (Limited)
Simon Andreu as Dr. Alvarez in Die Another Day (Limited)
Patrick Bauchau as Scarpine in A View To A Kill
Daniel Benzali as W.G. Howe in A View To A Kill (Very Limited)
Earl Cameron as Pinder in Thunderball (Limited)
Lois Chiles as Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (Limited)
Corinne Clery as Corinne Dufour in Moonraker (Very Limited)
Cristina Contes as Nurse in Die Another Day (Limited)
Vernon Dobtcheff as Max Kalba in The Spy Who Loved Me
Fiona Fullerton as Pola Ivanova in A View To A Kill (Very Limited)
Fernando Guillen Cuervo as Chief of Police in Quantum Of Solace (Limited)
Sneh Gupta as Hotel Valet in Octopussy (Limited)
Clifton James as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in Live And Let Die (Extremely Limited)
Ricky Jay as Henry Gupta in Tomorrow Never Dies (Limited)
Burt Kwouk as Spectre #3 in You Only Live Twice (Very Limited)
George Leetch as Kristatos' Henchman in For Your Eyes Only (Limited)
Al Matthews as Master Sergeant 3 in Tomorrow Never Dies (Limited)
Frank McRae as Sharkey in Licence To Kill (Limited)
David Meyer as Mischka in Octopussy
John Moreno as Luigi Ferrera in For Your Eyes Only (Limited)
Aleta Morrison as Flying Circus Pilot in Goldfinger (Limited)
Albert Moses as Sadruddin in Octopussy (Limited)
Mollie Peters as Patricia Fearing in Thunderball (Limited)
Nadim Sawahla as Fekkesh in The Spy Who Loved Me (Limited)
Nancy Sinatra as Singer in You Only Live Twice (Limited)
Veruschka as Grafin von Wallenstein in Casino Royale (Limited)
Catherina von Schell as Nancy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Very Limited)
Jan Williams as Masseuse in From Russia With Love (Limited)
Douglas Wilmer as Jim Fanning in Octopussy (Limited)
Andreas Wisniewski as Necros in The Living Daylights (Limited)
David Yip as Chuck Lee in A View To A Kill (Limited)
GG02 Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough
GG03 Akiko Wakabayashi as Aki in You Only Live Twice
GG04 Cecilie Thomsen as Professor Inga Bergstrom in Tomorrow Never Dies
GG05 Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier in Licence To Kill
GG06 Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me
GG07 Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live And Let Die
GG08 Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice
GG09 Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
GG11 Maud Adams as Octopussy in Octopussy
GG12 Gemma Arterton as Agent Fields in Quantum of Solace
GG13 Kristina Wayborn as Magda in Octopussy
GG14 Olga Kurylenko as Camille in Quantum of Solace
GG15 Helena Ronee as Israeli Girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
GG16 Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora in Licence To Kill
GG17 Zena Marshall as Miss Taro in Dr. No
GG18 Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench in Dr. No
B13 Roger Moore as James Bond in Octopussy
B14 Roger Moore as James Bond in A View To A Kill
B15 Timothy Dalton as James Bond in The Living Daylights
B16 Timothy Dalton as James Bond in Licence To Kill
B17 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in GoldenEye
B19 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in The World Is Not Enough
B20 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Die Another Day
B21 Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale
B22 Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace
P02 From Russia With Love
P05 You Only Live Twice
P06 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
P08 Live And Let Die
P09 The Man With The Golden Gun
P10 The Spy Who Loved Me
S2 George Lazenby
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Promo Card Checklist
P2 Non-Sport Update Magazine
P4 Spring 2012 Philly Non-Sport Show
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Incentive Card Checklist
JBR27 Gustav Graves' Ice Palace Interior from Die Another Day Relic Card (Three Cases)
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary celebrates the spy's big-screen birthday in style. The 100-card base set tracks James Bond through the first 22 movies in the franchise, starting with Dr. No and running through Quantum of Solace. Packed with value, boxes are highlighted by three autographs. Former Bond, Pierce Brosnan, is one of the confirmed signers. Rittenhouse has also stepped up with their inserts, offering a handful of sets that aren't necessarily tough to find but will prove to give just enough challenge for those going after master sets. Inserted one per pack, the 108-card Dr. No set is like a set within a set. If that weren't challenging enough, there's also a gold foil parallel that falls just three per box. Other inserts include the silver foil "Bond...James Bond," gold foil plaques and gold gallery cards. Rittenhouse is also debuting a pair of James Bond Shadowbox cards that are inserted 1:144 packs.
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: James Bond Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Entertainment Card Collectors, Set Builders
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Box Break
- Three Autographs
- Eight Dr. No Parallels
- Nine Inserts
- 120 Total Cards
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Product Highlights:
- Capturing highlights from the first 22 James Bond films, 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary comes with a 100-card base set. Each card features both gold foil and embossing.
- Autographs (1:8) fall three per box. The preliminary list of signers includes Pierce Brosnan, Jill St. John, Lois Chiles, Carey Lowell, Nadja Regin, Clifton James, Andreas Wisniewski, Edward De Souza, Nancy Sinatra, Eunice Gayson, Martine Beswicke, Mollie Peters and David Yip. Each film has at least one signer.
- Dr. No (108 cards, 1:1) is like a bonus set that showcases the landmark first film. Done in an old-school style, it includes new photos not published anywhere else. Parallel: Gold Foil (1:8).
- "Bond...Jame Bond" (11 cards, 1:12) are done with silver foil.
- Commemorative Gold Foil Plaque Cards (22 cards, 1:12) are similar to the die-cut cards done in other recent Rittenhouse sets, such as Star Trek Classic Movies: Heroes and Villains.
- James Bond 007 Gold Gallery Cards (18 cards, 1:12).
- James Bond Shadowbox Cards (two cards, 1:144).
- Sold separately, a custom binder comes with an exclusive promo.
- James Bond: Skyfall - case topper
- JBR27 Gustav Graves' Ice Palace Interior Relic (#/333) - three cases
- Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore Full-Bleed Autograph - six cases
- James Bond 50th Anniversary Archive Box - 18 cases
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Product Review
Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell
Good: Attractive base set that stands out from the many other James Bond sets that have been released over the years, Dr. No vintage-style set hopefully starts a new trend for future 007 sets, lots of quality inserts to ensure multiple box breaks have variety.
Bad: Base set is skip numbered to only include odd numbers, most of the autographs have little appeal outside of big-time James Bond enthusiasts.
The Bottom Line: While I'm not the world's biggest James Bond fan, I had a blast with 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1. I think part of that is that I've only ever collected a couple of 007 sets in the past so I don't notice as much repetition with images as other collectors might. The embossed gold foil base set is striking. Most of the inserts have personality and don't feel like filler. They're also challenging enough to encourage collectors to buy multiple boxes without feeling ripped off.
The important thing with this set is to take your time with it and enjoy its many elements. Those ripping through quickly in search of the three autographs per box will likely be disappointed. There are relatively few big names that recognition for their roles outside of the franchise.
Not only is this some of the most fun I've had with a James Bond set, but it's also one of the most well-rounded sets thus far this year.
Card Design: 4.5/5.0
The 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary base set design is that it reminds me of 1996 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion, one of my favorite parallel sets of all-time. The card front is dominated by gold foil, designed to look like the iconic opening credits . The 007 logo at the bottom of the card is embossed, giving the cards a distinct texture. I have heard some complain about the small photos on the front. While I do agree they are on the small side, they still fit in to an overall concept that works.
Card backs have a separate photo at the top that nicely fades into a film synopsis. It is a very regal look that compliments the striking fronts.
The Sparkle Parallels are fun, although I'm not sure if they are distinct enough to add a lot of value. Perhaps if they were done with a silver foil, they may stand out more.
Collectors should be wary that the gold foil makes even the smallest corner nicks show up. I pulled numerous cards like this.
Of the basic inserts, the Dr. No cards are my favorite. Done as a set within the main set, they have a distinct vintage look and feel. Card fronts are a simple black and white photo that have a white border and a small 007 logo. The old-time card stock is the clincher.
Rittenhouse is also going heavy into Shadowbox cards with most of their releases now. While they're not holding a ton of secondary market value given their rarity, I'm a huge fan. The multi-layered cards have a very cool 3D effect about them. I know this is an innovation started by Upper Deck and hopefully they'll take it as a compliment that collectors love them and others want to follow suit.
It's like 1998 Stadium Club Baseball all over again. For those who aren't familiar with the set, it came out in two series. One was dubbed "The Odds" while the other was "The Evens." From a marketing standpoint, the idea is ingenious. Although two separate releases, collectors are all but forced to go after both just so they can have a continuous set of cards. 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary has only odd numbers. A second series is in the works, but in the meantime I'm left with binder pages that are only half filled. I like that Rittenhouse is planning so thoroughly in advance but I, personally, hate this concept. I didn't like it in 1998 and I still don't today. The logic for this series is that each of the Bond films will occupy a nine-pocket page after Series 2 comes out. To do this, the only other option would be to split the films in half. But then classic Bond fans may stop after Series 1 or those who prefer the Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig eras may skip the first set. And what would a 50th anniversary set be without all the Bonds?
A big draw for many collectors is the promised three autographs per box. And while many are somewhat rare, they're still somewhat disappointing. At least to this particular collector who likes James Bond but isn't obsessed with it. Looking at the checklist of signers, I recognize very few from anything else outside of their Bond roles. And those I do know just happen to be the extremely rare ones. Adding to this is that most of the signers have appeared in other Bond sets in the past. It may be a different design, but the signature is the same.
That said, I think there's so much content in 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary that boxes collectors don't need to rely on their autographs. So many of the inserts are fantastic and left me wanting to chase sets -- something normally reserved for films and shows I love rather than those I simply respect.
Monetary wise, unless you get one of the extremely tough autographs like Pierce Brosnan, you're unlikely to recoup all your money. I'm actually disappointed some of the non-autographed inserts aren't going for more. Despite falling 1:4 boxes, singles can be found for less than $15.
That said, boxes are very reasonably priced well under $70. While this is not an "investment" type set, I found a lot of enjoyment working slowly through the packs and organizing them afterward. For me, that's what the hobby is about and the price seems more than fair.
The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0
As you might have guessed by now, I had a blast with 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary. While it has a couple of elements that aren't for me, the overall delivery has so much quality, interesting content, focus and collectibility. It made me interested in not only pouring over all of the cards but also going back and rewatching some of the Bond films.
In the five decades since Dr. No hit theaters, there have been so many James Bond trading card sets. At this point, it's tough to produce something that is fun and feels fresh. On those fronts, 2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary exceeded my expectations.
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 1 Trading Cards,