For several years, NCIS has been one of television's top-rated shows. It's actually a little surprising that it took so long for a trading card set to come along. But then again, maybe not. Sets based on the dramas The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and JAG were all soft sellers. But those were traditional releases. 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS Premiere Edition focuses more on autographs and memorabilia cards. Released in the company's premium pack format, every pack comes with a signed card and two costume cards. The print run is also lower than what traditional releases typically receive.
2012 Rittenhouse NCIS Premiere Edition has a total of 18 pack-inserted autographs. The checklist does have some gaps where key cast members failed to sign. The most notable is Mark Harmon, a former Hollywood A-lister and the show's biggest star. Among the regular cast members signing for the set are Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto), Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance) and Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer).
The 2012 Rittenhouse NCIS Autographs also have a couple of big-time guest stars more famous for outside projects. None are bigger than comedy legend Bob Newhart. This is his first certified autograph card. Former Angel on Charlie's Angels, Cheryl Ladd also signed her first cards for NCIS.
2012 NCIS Trading Cards Autographs Gallery
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