2001 Topps Star Wars Evolution is a character-focused set showcasing the changes made between the first four films. It’s also the first Star Wars set to have actor autographs.
2000-2010 Entertainment Trading Cards
2006 Inkworks Supernatural Season 1 is one of the most popular trading card sets of the 2000s. Highlights include autographs from lead stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
2001 Topps Planet of the Apes trading cards rise above the lackluster film they’re based upon. Highlights include autographs from entertainment legends Charlton Heston and Kris Kristofferson.
2007 Topps Transformers Movie trading cards cover the first Michael Bay film with mixes results. However, the product does include an autograph of Megan Fox.
2003 Upper Deck Disney Treasures Series 1 is the first of three sets from the card maker to take an encyclopedic look at the history of Disney animation. Highlights include Reel Piece of History film cards and rare sketch cards.
2006 Rittenhouse X-Men: The Last Stand features a rounded checklist that includes lots of inserts, a strong autograph list and the first sketch cards for the film franchise.
2003 Topps X2: X-Men United trading cards bring the mutants back for an encore. Autographs and costume cards lead the chase.
2000 Topps X-Men Movie trading cards kick off the franchise in style with a strong autograph checklist that includes Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan.
2007 Artbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix captures the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise. Autographs, costumes and prop cards lead the chase. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are among the signers.
The show may not have lasted long, but 2006 Inkworks Veronica Mars Season 1 showcases some of the Hollywood talent to come from it. Autographs include Kristen Bell and Amanda Seyfried. Paris Hilton has a costume card as well.
2007 Topps Star Wars 30th Anniversary is one of the biggest and most comprehensive sets of trading cards to come from the franchise. The set includes the first autograph card of Harrison Ford.
2002 Topps Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Collector’s Update fills in gaps left by the first set. The chase is led by the first costume cards for the franchise.
While the 2005 Inkworks Sopranos Season 1 trading card set was a disappointment upon its initial release, the set is actually strong once you get beyond the lack of key autographs. Get full details on the set as well as a look at what might have been autograph-wise if the line continued.
2001 Topps Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring kicked off one of the most successful trading card lines of all time. The release is highlighted by autographs from nearly all the key cast members.
2006 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Update expands upon the film’s first release. Highlights include a pair of Daniel Radcliffe autographs, one of which also has Robert Pattinson’s signature.
2004 Topps Star Wars Heritage is the first set to include cards from all six of the original films. It’s also the first set to have sketch cards from the films as well. High-end autographs also highlight the release.
2005 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is highlighted by a loaded autograph list. Signers include Robert Pattinson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman and Miranda Richardson.
With all three main cast members signing, 2004 Artbox Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Update boasts one of the most potent autograph lineups of all-time. The release is also highlighted by serial-numbered costume and prop cards.