2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 Trading CardsBrand: Rittenhouse Archives
Keeping in line with the first season's set, 2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 trading cards use a premium pack format. It translates into an autograph and two relic cards in every pack. The release also includes a small base set and a pair of basic insert sets.
A total of 30 base cards cover the ten episodes of the second season. Every 2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 pack has three of them.
Autographs cover a mix of lead stars and notable guest stars. Among the confirmed signers are Noah Wyle (Tom Mason), Moon Bloodgood (Anne Glass), Will Patton (Captain Weaver) and Terry O'Quinn (Arthur Manchester).
All Relic Cards come with swatches of show-worn costumes. Each is also serial numbered. Landing a pair per pack, costumes come from top actors including Wyle, Bloodgood, Connor Jessup, O'Quinn, Sarah Carter and Drew Roy.
Each pack also has one basic insert from one of two sets. Both the Quotable and International Poster Art sets have nine different cards. Each are produced in the same quantities.
Those ordering two boxes receive a Will Patton autographed relic. The four-box incentive is a Noah Wyle autographed relic. Archive Boxes featuring all pack-inserted cards and the incentives are available to those ordering eight 2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 boxes.
Product Configuration: 15 packs per box, 7 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Falling Skies Fans, Autograph Collectors, TV Memorabilia Card Collectors
2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 Premium Pack Break
- 1 Autograph
- 2 Relic Cards
- 1 Basic Insert
- 3 Base Cards
- 7 Total Cards
2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 Box Break
- 15 Autographs
- 30 Relic Cards
- 15 Basic Insert
- 45 Base Cards
- 105 Total Cards
2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 Checklist
Base Set Checklist
02 Worlds Apart
03 Worlds Apart
04 Shall We Gather at the River
05 Shall We Gather at the River
06 Shall We Gather at the River
10 Young Bloods
11 Young Bloods
12 Young Bloods
13 Love and Other Acts of Courage
14 Love and Other Acts of Courage
15 Love and Other Acts of Courage
19 Molon Labe
20 Molon Labe
21 Molon Labe
22 Death March
23 Death March
24 Death March
25 The Price of Greatness
26 The Price of Greatness
27 The Price of Greatness
28 A More Perfect Union
29 A More Perfect Union
30 A More Perfect Union
Moon Bloodgood as Anne Glass
Luciana Carro as Crazy Lee
Sarah Carter as Maggie
Colin Cunningham as John Pope
Seychelle Gabriel as Lourdes
Connor Jessup as Ben Mason
Maxim Knight as Matt Mason
Mpho Koaho as Anthony
Brad Kelly as Lyle
Terry O'Quinn as Arthur Manchester
Will Patton as Captain Weaver
Drew Roy as Hal Mason
Jessy Schram as Karen Nadler
Peter Shinkoda as Dai
Billy Wickman as Boon
Noah Wyle as Tom Mason
Daniyah Ysrayl as Rick
International Pin-Up Art Checklist
2 of 10 Mexico
3 of 10 German
4 of 10 Spain
5 of 10 Netherlands
7 of 10 Australia
8 of 10 Japan
9 of 10 Sweden
Quotable Falling Skies Checklist
Q2 Anne Glass
Q3 John Pope
Q4 Dan Weaver
Q5 Hal Mason
Q8 Ben Mason
Q9 John Pope
Relic Cards Checklist
CC19 Anne Glass
CC20 Anne Glass
CC21 John Pope
CC22 John Pope
CC23 Hal Mason
CC24 Ben Mason
CC25 Ben Mason
CC29 Captain Weaver
CC30 Captain Weaver
CC34 Jimmy Boland
CC35 Arthur Manchester
CC36 Arthur Manchester
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2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 Product Review
Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell
Good: Strong focus on show's leads, cuts to the chase while maintaining reasonable prices, nice continuity from Season 1 set.
Bad: Limited appeal for those not familiar with the show.
The Bottom Line: Rittenhouse continues to impress with its premium pack products that target smaller niche audiences. Falling Skies Season 2 is hits-heavy with two costume cards and an autograph in every pack, but prices are very reasonable all things considered. The main actors are well represented throughout the set, however some of those names may be difficult to recognize for people who don't watch Falling Skies. But they're not the target. Without a lot of products dedicated to the show on the market, this is a set aimed squarely at its fans.
Card Design: 3.5/5.0
While all the cards in 2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 look solid, the autograph and costume cards are definitely the standouts. Autographs have on-card signatures and a balanced look that includes a good-sized character shot, ample signing space and key art with the show's logo. It's a format Rittenhouse uses often ad they use it well.
Costume cards get the balance right again. It starts with a swatch that's big enough to be meaningful. The blocked elements of the image and background work nicely. One of the small things that makes a big difference is a photo of the full piece of costume that it came from on the back.
It would have been nice if the base cards used a little more image and less borders. The show itself doesn't seem to use a lot of bright colors. Combine that with a dark border and there's not much pop. But even that's not a huge deal. I appreciate that every episode is represented without going overboard.
You can look at the checklist in one of two ways. If you're a fan of the show (which is probably why you'd be buying it), it couldn't get much better. The lead stars like Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood both have autographs and relic cards. Every episode is captured and there are some other inserts that look at other corners of the show.
But what about appeal outside the show's fan base? There's really not much. Wyle hit it big on E.R. and a lot of collectors likely remember Terry O'Quinn from LOST. Some could look at it as a prospecting venture where some of the actors will eventually move onto bigger things. But by the very nature of the set, 2013 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 2 is going to be appreciated by those who like the show. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's just less likely that people are going to want to casually dabble in it. But even then, the extremely small production and higher price point are likely to limit those types of purchases anyhow.
At $40-50 per pack, there's a very different feel about these sorts of premium packs. Until you think of them essentially as a traditional box minus 98% of the base cards. Then it actually turns out to be a fairly solid value considering there are two costume cards, an autograph and a handful of other cards. Toss in the limited production and you've got something that's extremely reasonable.
The Fun Factor: 3.7/5.0
On the one hand, I love busting a full box and then looking over all the cards and sorting them. It's like a night's worth of entertainment. By their very nature, these premium packs can't do that. With these packs, all the busting, scouring and sorting takes up all of five minutes.
But traditional boxes often come with lots of doubles and even some cards that you might not want. It becomes an issue of space and storage. Premium packs don't have that issue. It's compact, covers the bases and doesn't throw your organization out of whack.
As mentioned, this is a set for fans of Falling Skies. Those that are should be able to connect with every angle of the set. Those that haven't seen the show before, I'd recommend the DVD first.
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