At long last, the first full set of True Blood trading cards is here. And it's loaded with autographs. 2012 Rittenhouse True Blood Premiere Edition covers the first four seasons of the hit cable show. One of the main selling points is the promise of two autographs per box. And most of the top stars are here. The 2012 Rittenhouse True Blood Premiere Edition Autographs checklist has 38 pack-inserted cards plus a pair of incentives.
The big names a lot of collectors will be looking for are lead stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. Paquin plays the central role of Sookie Stackhouse. The young actress is already an Academy Award winner. Outside of True Blood, she is probably best known for playing Rogue in the X-Men movies. The other lead cast member to sign is Paquin's real-life husband, Stephen Moyer. He plays Bill Compton, a brooding vampire with a deep love for Sookie. According to Rittenhouse, both Paquin and Moyer signed less than 200 cards each for this set.
Other highlights on the 2012 Rittenhouse True Blood Premiere Edition Autographs checklist include Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Nelsan Ellis, Michelle Forbes and Lizzy Caplan.
Although there are 38 different pack-inserted autographs, there are only 27 different signers. That is because 11 signers have two different cards: the regular version (notable for its dripping blood) and a full bleed version. Rittenhouse took a similar approach with their recent Game of Thrones set. The company has also been taking a similar approach for years with different autograph designs in their James Bond sets.
Two autographs are not available in packs. Kristin Bauer is an incentive for those ordering three cases while Alexander Skarsgard is a six-case incentive.
Below you will find a full gallery of all the 2012 Rittenhouse True Blood Premiere Edition Autographs. Shop easily for the cards you are looking for by clicking on the name of the card.
2012 Rittenhouse True Blood Premiere Edition Autographs Visual Guide
Unless otherwise noted, all cards are considered Limited by Rittenhouse (print run of 300 to 500). Printed runs for other categories: Very Limited (200-300) and Extremely Limited (200 or less).
Bloody version is very limited. Full Bleed is limited.