Middle Earth has a history of providing a lot of autographs. Beginning with Topps' run with Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, the trend has carried over to Cryptozoic and their set based on the first Hobbit film. 2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Autographs does a good job of capturing the film's ensemble cast. It might not have any Hollywood A-listers, but there are still some very intriguing names and up-and-coming stars.
Autographs combine to fall one per box of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. With 22 cards in the set, it will take about two cases with perfect collation to get any one specific card. And that's if there are no short prints.
Leading the list is Martin Freeman who plays the film's central character, Bilbo Baggins. Freeman has been in a handful of high-profile roles over the past couple of years, particularly on TV. He stars as Watson alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC's Sherlock. He is also in the Fargo TV series. Other past roles include Hot Fuzz and Love Actually.
Andy Serkis is also in the set. His groundbreaking work with motion-capture effects as Gollum have helped evolve the filmmaking. Serkis has signed in the past for a couple of Topps Lord of the Rings sets.
Another name to watch in the set is Lee Pace who plays Thranduil. He's set to play Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Below is a complete look at all of the main 2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Autographs. In addition to these, there are also a couple of over-sized dual autographs. These are redemptions and not inserted in packs.
2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Autographs Visual Guide
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