Killer Cards: Dexter Autograph Trading Cards Guide
Dexter may not be going out with the excitement it generated during its early seasons, but few will argue that it's one of the most talked-about shows in recent history. For collectors, there are plenty of Dexter autographs to collect via Breygent trading cards. Nearly all of the show's main actors have signed cards, including several from Dexter Morgan himself, Michael C. Hall.
So far, Breygent has put out three full releases, all of which have autographed trading cards as a key component. There have also been a handful of exclusives available at the San Diego Comic Con.
2009 Breygent Dexter trading cards cover seasons one and two. This set has the most Dexter autographs with a checklist that includes 11 cards. 2010 Breygent Dexter Season 3 added dual autographs and autographed costume cards to the mix. Moving towards a premium factory set format, 2012 Breygent Dexter Season 4 has just four autographs.
Besides Hall, other lead cast members signing at least once include Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan), Julie Benz (Rita Bennett) and Lauren Vélez (Lt. Maria LaGuerta). Breygent is the only company to land autographed cards from both John Lithgow (Arthur "Trinity Killer" Mitchell) and Jimmy Smits (Miguel Prado).
One thing to watch for, particularly with Season 3 cards, is beaded ink. The markers and card stock didn't get along on many of the cards, making for some very poor autographs.
We've put together a full gallery of Dexter autographs from all three of Breygent's main Dexter sets released so far as well as those offered at the 2010 and 2012 San Diego Comic Cons. Seasons 1 and 2 are below. Other seasons can be seen by clicking on the tabs above.
2009 Breygent Dexter Autographs
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DA1 Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
DA3 Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan
DA5 David Zayas as Angel Batista
DA7 C.S. Lee as Vincent Masuka
DA9 Margo Martindale as Camilla
DA11 Mark Pellegrino as Paul Bennett
DA2 Julie Benz as Rita Bennett
DA4 Lauren Vélez as Lt. Maria LaGuerta
DA6 James Remar as Harry Morgan
DA8 Erik King as Sgt. Doakes
DA10 Mark L. Young as Jeremy Downs
2010 Breygent Dexter Season 3 Autographs
D3A-MCHJB Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Julie Benz as Rita Bennett
D3A-JR James Remar as Harry Morgan
D3A-MCHS Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
D3A-MCHJS Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado
D3A-JS Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado
2010 Breygent Dexter Season 3 Autographed Costume Cards
Red- and blue-ink autograph variations exist.
D3AC-CSL C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka
D3AC-DZ David Zayas as Angel Batista
D3AC-JB Julie Benz as Rita Bennett
D3AC-MCH Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
D3AC-DH Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn
D3AC-JC Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan
D3AC-LV Lauren Vélez as Maria LaGuerta
2010 Breygent Dexter Season 3 San Diego Comic Con Autographs
2012 Breygent Dexter Season 4 Autographs
All but Hall have red ink and black ink versions.
D4-AJL John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell
D4-AMCH Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
2012 Breygent Dexter Season 4 San Diego Autographs
2012 Breygent Dexter (Season 4) Auto Autograph John Lithgow