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.
1990-1999 Entertainment Trading Cards
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.