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2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Trading Cards

2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Trading Cards

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Okay, let's forget for a second that Tim Burton and Marky Mark don't go well with talking apes. However, the cards the movie spawned are solid, featuring some of the only autograph cards of a couple of entertainment legends. For collectors, it's probbably easier to remember 2001 Topps Planet of the Apes over the film they're based on.

The 90-card base set doesn't hold any surprises. It kicks off with bio cards for key characters before proceeding into standard story recap cards. A handful of behind-the-scenes looks and a checklist round out the checklist.

The standout part of 2001 Topps Planet of the Apes are the autographs. While lead star Mark Wahlberg didn't sign for the set, it's still very strong. This is the only set (other than cut signatures) to have the signature of late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston. Heston also starred in the original Planet of the Apes. This is also the only place collectors will find a Kris Kristofferson autograph. Other signers include Helena Bonham-Carter, Tim Roth and Linda Harrison (Nova from the first film).

2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Trading Cards 1It is worth noting that an Estella Warren autograph card does exist. Not in packs, a couple have surfaced over the years on the secondary market. It's exceptionally rare. Topps did give at least one away as a door prize at a card show several years ago, which should show the card is legit.

Movie Memorabilia cards come from costumes. Among the seven cards are two with star Mark Wahlberg. Like autographs, memorabilia cards can only be found in hobby packs and boxes. Packaging makes this very clear on the front. Hobby boxes mention the autographs and memorabilia, retail does not.

Of the basic inserts in 2001 Topps Planet of the Apes, Stickers are the most coveted. Exclusive to retail packs, not a lot make their way to the secondary market. They're not fancy. Their past popularity has been largely based in limited availability.

Other inserts include Simian Suede, Embossed Foil and foil box toppers.

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2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Checklist

Base Set Checklist

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1 Title Card
2 Major Leo Davidson
3 Ari
4 Thade
5 Attar
6 Krull
7 Limbo
8 Daena
9 Birn
10 Karubi
11 Sandar
12 Commander Karl Vasich
13 Lt. Grace Alexander
14 Thade’s Father
15 Woman in Cart
16 Brave Explorers
17 Storm Center
18 Emergency Mission
19 In Search of Pericles
20 Splashdown!
21 Crash Landing
22 Perilous New World
23 The Survivor
24 Captured!
25 The Defiant Captives
26 Masters of the Hun
27 “This One Looked at Me!”
28 The Caravan
29 Enter the City of the Apes
30 Parallel Civilization
31 Caged…for Now!
32 “Don’t Be Cruel to Humans!”
33 Limbo’s Livestock
34 Families Torn Asunder
35 Picking Up a Pet
36 Ari’s Bold Move
37 Chimpanzee Hostage?
38 The New Human Arrivals
39 Family Ties…and Turmoil
40 Special Dinner Guests
41 Are Men Without Souls?
42 Escape to Freedom
43 Unlikely Fugitives
44 The Deadly Secret
45 Armed Against the Enemy
46 Dark Legacy
47 The Forbidden Area
48 No Turning Back
49 Before the Storm
50 Fury of Attar
51 The Truth About Horses
52 His Camp Invaded!
53 Shooting a Flare!
54 Camp Under Siege!
55 Davidson’s Charge
56 Thade Goes Ape
57 An Unknown Destiny
58 Astonishing Discovery
59 Fighters for Freedom
60 Apes on the March
61 Preparing for Battle
62 The Gorilla War Machine
63 The Attack Begins!
64 Simian Against Human
65 Playing Leo’s Bluff
66 Daena’s Revenge
67 The Battle Rages On
68 Power of the General
69 The Return of Pericles
70 A Human Victory?!
71 Thade’s Fate
72 A Trip Back to Earth
73 Tim Burton at the Helm
74 Directing “Leo”
75 Baker’s Great Apes
76 Oberon’s “Zoo”
77 All in the Ape Family
78 Bringing Attar to Life
79 The Ape Effigies
80 Mini-Spacecraft
81 Managing Movie Mayhem
82 Camera-Ready Gorilla
83 Shooting Thade
84 Three Funny Simians
85 Cinematic Space Station
86 Inside the Oberon
87 Tents of the Apes
88 Going Home Again
89 New Age Apes
90 Checklist

Autographs Checklist

8 cards. Inserted 1:36 hobby packs.
Estella Warren not in packs and, generally, not considered to be part of the set. However, a couple of the cards have surfaced on the secondary market including Topps giveaways.
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Helena Bonham Carter as Ari
Linda Harrison as Woman in Cart
Charlton Heston as Thade's Father
Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa as Krull
Kris Kristofferson as Karubi
Tim Roth as Thane
David Warner as Sandar
Estella Warren as Daena

Embossed Foil Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:6 packs.

F1 Thade
F2 Gorilla Warrior
F3 Gorilla Warriors
F4 Thade
F5 Major Leo Davidson
F6 Gorilla Warrior on Horse
F7 Major Leo
F8 Group of Gorilla Warriors
F9 Attar
F10 Armored Gorilla, Armored Horse
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Movie Memorabilia Checklist

7 cards. Combined to land 1:36 hobby packs. Individual odds noted.
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Gorilla Warrior Uniforms (1:166)
Karubi’s Costume (1:282)
Major Leo Davidson’s Astronaut Suit (1:349 packs)
Major Leo Davidson’s Shirt (1:170)
Monk Costume (1:221)
Sandar’s Robe (1:263)
Thade’s Father’s Costume (1:843)

Simian Suede Checklist

6 cards.

S1 Major Leo Davidson and Daena
S2 Sandar and Ari
S3 Nova and Ari
S4 Major Leo Davidson and Ari
S5 Senator Nado and Nova
S6 Attar and Thade
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Stickers Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:12 retail packs.

1 Attar
2 Daena
3 Krull
4 Leo
5 Limbo
6 Sandar
7 Thade
8 Gorilla Warrior
9 Ari
10 Karubi
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Bonus Foil Box Toppers Checklist

6 cards. Inserted 1 per hobby box (not in packs).

1 Attar
2 Ari
3 Daena
4 Krull
5 Leo Davidson
6 Thade

Promo Card Checklist

1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4
A1 4-Card Panel
Rule the Planet - 5 x 9 Foil
In Semos We Trust - Over-Sized Coin Card
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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