The first comprehensive trading cards centered on the DC Universe, 2012 Cryptozoic DC Comics The New 52 boasts a sketch card in every box. Focusing on the massive DC reboot, all base cards have new art not found anywhere else. Collectors can also hunt for die-cut foil Lanterns inserts and lenticular Work in Progress cards.
2012 Entertainment Trading Cards
Based off the wildly popular cartoon, 2012 Enterplay My Little Pony Friendship is Magic includes a fun mix of base cards, foil cards and interactive inserts. It has also been a surprise hit on the secondary market.
In 100 years, Tarzan has had a major influence on pop culture. Starting with the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the iconic character has carried through to movies, TV, comics and more. 2012 Cryptozoic Tarzan 100th Anniversary trading cards celebrate the iconic character and his impact on so many mediums.
The popular British band gets their first trading cards with 2012 Panini One Direction Photocards. The over-sized cards offer plenty of images from the group.
2012 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 1 is a premium pack set that promises an autograph and two costume cards per pack. Autograph highlights include Noah Wylie and Moon Bloodgood.
2012 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season One brings the popular series to trading cards for the first time. Boasting two autographs per box, signers include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Sean Bean and Emilia Clarke.
2012 Topps Wacky Packages All-New Series 9 sees the return of the iconic brand of satire sticker cards. Highlights include new Awful App stickers that take aim at popular smart phone apps and sketch cards from Wacky Packages artists.
Filling a void for music trading cards, 2012 Famous Fabrics Music, Music, Music include a 1/1 cut signature autograph and two memorabilia cards in every single-pack box. Autographs include Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and John Lennon.
2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage reprints the original 55 cards while adding 25 new images. Inserts include multi-colored parallels, 3D lenticular cards and the first official Mars Attacks sketch cards.
2012 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Comic gets to the roots of the zombie phenomenon, offering a look at the comic series that started it all. Highlighted by one sketch card per box, the set also includes printing plates, foil parallels and a pair of insert sets.
Boasting five autographs per box, 2012 Leaf Pop Century includes autographs from actors, singers, politicians, athletes, personalities and other fringe celebrities. Headline signers include Jennifer Lopez, Brittney Spears, Sarah Palin and Harrison Ford.
2012 Rittenhouse Amazing Spider-Man Series 1 focuses on the latest film starring the most famous teenager in comic history. Every limited factory set comes with an autograph from the film’s star, Andrew Garfield, and seven costume cards.
2012 Rittenhouse NCIS Premiere Edition marks the show’s debut in the hobby. Every premium pack comes with one autograph and two costume cards. Signers for the set include Pauley Perrette, Bob Newhart annd Cheryl Ladd.
2012 Cryptozoic Fringe Seasons 1 and 2 sees the critically acclaimed series arrive on trading cards for the first time. Boxes includes one costume card and one autograph. Signers include Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv.
2012 Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary is packed with lots of value, including three autographs per box, the first Bond Shadowbox cards and a 108-card set dedicated to Dr. No.
2012 Wax Eye Cereal Killers Series 2 sees the indie spoof return for a second helping of horror-breakfast mash-ups. Inserts include sketch cards, glow-in-the-dark cards, and foil cards.
Continuing from where the first set left off, 2012 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Series II has another comprehensive base set of 180 cards. Every box comes with either a sketch card, autograph or X-Men hologram, as well as a bunch of other inserts.
Picking up where Inkworks left off, 2012 Cryptozoic Smallville Seasons 7-10 is intended to give closure to collectors who stuck with the show. Boxes promise an autograph and two costume cards.