1995 SkyBox Disney Premium was one of the first attempts at a high-end set based on the iconic animated characters. The base set includes 80 gold-foil-heavy cards and are paired with two chase sets.
1990-1999 Entertainment Trading Cards
1995 Fleer Ultra Spider-Man brings a more upscale feel to comic trading cards. The premium set includes painted artwork throughout its 150-card base set and several insert sets.
Although widely available and affordable today, 1993 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces is one of the most beautiful comic sets ever produced.
1991 Topps Desert Storm trading cards are some of the most widely available historical cards ever produced. Spanning three series, the set offers an in-depth look at people, technology and events of the first Gulf War.
It might not be as loved as the first film, but 1992 Topps Home Alone 2: Lost in New York trading cards are the closest thing collectors have. One of the final no-frills entertainment sets from the company, the checklist has 66 cards and 11 stickers.
1994 Fleer Ultra X-Men is one of the early premium comic sets. Highlighted by premium-quality cards and painted artwork, the release offers an in-depth look at one of the most popular names in comic history.
1999 Topps Star Wars Chrome Archives takes classic cards from the original trilogy and gives them a chromium spin. Inserts include Double-Sided Chromium and Clearzone cards.
1995 Topps Animaniacs captures one of the best cartoons of the 1990s. The simple collection includes a 72-card set, foil stickers and one additional insert set.
1993 Topps Star Wars Galaxy reinvented what trading cards for the franchise could be. Focusing on art, it opened up an entire realm of new and beautiful possibilities.
1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces took comic trading cards to a new premium level. The base set is painted by the legendary Joe Jusko.
The first of many sets in the line, 1998 Inkworks Buffy the Vampire Slayer trading cards remain very popular. Many of the cards are very valuable too. Joss Whedon, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz all have autographs.
1993 SkyBox Simpsons trading cards cover a lot of ground. Besides a comprehensive base set, it also has several interactive inserts. The set’s greatest contribution to the hobby are the Matt Groening sketch cards.
Something of an experimental release, 1996 Topps Star Wars 3Di Widevision trading cards offer a different look at the original film. Although not very popular during its initial release, it is now one of the more valuable entertainment base sets of the 1990s.
1990 Topps Simpsons trading cards are the first to feature the classic animated series. The simple set remains an affordable and easy-to-collect piece of early Simpsons memorabilia.
1996 Topps Star Wars Finest is an art-based set that focuses entirely on characters from the original trilogy and early Expanded Universe. As with most every Finest set, Refractors are the most popular part of the set.
One of the most impressive sets in the franchise’s history, 1995 Topps Star Wars Widevision offers an extensive look at the original film. Done in tall boy format, the cards use digitally remastered images.
Ask a lot of modern collectors what their first foray into the world of comic trading cards and they’ll point to 1990 Impel Marvel Universe. The comprehensive set was a breakthrough for comic cards. The release remains popular today despite being readily available.
With its perfect storm of high quality and low quantity, 1996 Fleer/SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces is one of the most popular and valuable comic card sets of all-time. Get a full checklist, set info, buying guide and more.