1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces Trading CardsBrand: Marvel
1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces can be credited with taking mainstream comic cards to a new level. Offering a premium spin on the genre, every card in the set is painted by the legendary Joe Jusko.
The end result is a set that celebrates fine art and lets collectors look at Marvel characters in a more realistic way.
1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces Set Details
The 1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces base set has 100 cards with all but the last card, a checklist, focusing on a specific Marvel character. What stands out instantly is the level of detail in Jusko's work. His lifelike approach gives even the most over-the-top characters a much more lifelike take.
Card backs have a fairly lengthy writeup as well as a picture of the first issue the character appeared in.
At the time of its release, inserts were starting to show up more, but they were still secondary to the base set. This is reflected in 1992 Skybox Marvel Masterpieces as there is just one insert set. Spectra-Etch Battle cards present some of the most epic fights in Marvel's history in a very intense manner.
Each 1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces box has a gold foil seal that's numbered out of 350,000. This was, obviously, a very different time in the hobby. Every box has 36 packs of six cards. It shouldn't be surprising that unopened boxes are still available today, but prices have certainly picked up.
SkyBox produced tin factory sets, as well. Numbered to 35,000 total sets, each came with five exclusive "Lost Marvel" cards. Although numbered differently, they're like a small expansion of the main set.
The Marvel Masterpieces line would continue to push the envelope for high-end comic cards until 1996. It remains one of the most influential and respected brands in comic cards. So much so that Upper Deck brought it back in 2007 and used it for three sets.
1992 SkyBox Marvel Masterpieces Checklist
Base Set Checklist
3 Black Widow
4 Black Panther
5 Black Cat
10 Adam Warlock
15 Captain Britain
16 Captain America
24 Dr. Strange
25 Dr. Octopus
26 Dr. Doom
31 Human Torch
36 Green Goblin
37 Ghost Rider
38 Iron Man
39 Invisible Woman
46 Jean Grey
48 Major Victory
52 Mole Man
58 Mr. Sinister
59 Mr. Fantastic
63 Night Thrasher
64 Nick Fury
66 Professor X
80 Red Skull
81 Silver Sable
84 Super Skrull
85 Strong Guy
90 Silver Surfer
93 Wonder Man
95 White Queen
96 Weapon Omega
Battle Spectra-Etch Set Checklist
2-D Silver Surfer vs. Thanos
3-D Wolverine vs. Sabretooth
5-D Captain America vs. Red Skull
Lost Marvel Set Checklist
Prototype Dealer Promo Set Checklist
Promo Set Checklist
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