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2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 Trading Cards

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 Trading Cards

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Time travel, rebellion and the Canadian landscape are all part of 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 trading cards. Based on the award-winning series that airs on Syfy in the United States, the set covers the show's first 23 episodes. Boxes promise a pair of autographs and a Relic card with memorabilia used in the making of the show.

Continuum revolves around Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) traveling back in time from 2077 to stop a group of terrorists from changing the future. And while good and bad sounds very black and white, it's not. Stranded in present-day Vancouver, Continuum is a mix of Science Fiction and procedural drama.

The 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 base set has 72 cards. Every episode gets three cards with images and key plot points. The base set also has a Gold parallel.

Autographs include virtually all of the show's main characters. Leading the way is Nichols, who also starred as Scarlett in GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and in a key role during the final season of Alias. Other signers include Victor Webster (Carlos Fennegra), Erik Knudsen (Alec Sadler), Tony Amendola (Kagame), Lexa Doig (Sonya Valentine) and Roger Cross (Travis Verta).

Other inserts in 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 include Stars, Characters and Future Tech.

Sold separately, a binder includes an exclusive promo card.

The product has a limited print run of 100 cases.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 card per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Continuum Fans, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders, TV Memorabilia Collectors

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Relic Card
  • 120 Total Cards
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2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 Checklist

Base Set Checklist

72 cards. Shop for base sets on eBay.

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold 1:12 packs

01 Checklist
02 Season 1 Episode List
03 A Stitch in Time
04 A Stitch in Time
05 A Stitch in Time
06 Fast Times
07 Fast Times
08 Fast Times
09 Wasting Time
10 Wasting Time
11 Wasting Time
12 A Matter of Time
13 A Matter of Time
14 A Matter of Time
15 A Test of Time
16 A Test of Time
17 A Test of Time
18 Time's Up
19 Time's Up
20 Time's Up
21 The Politics of Time
22 The Politics of Time
23 The Politics of Time
24 Playtime
25 Playtime
26 Playtime
27 Family Time
28 Family Time
29 Family Time
30 End Times
31 End Times
32 End Times
33 Season 2 Episode List
34 Second Chances
35 Second Chances
36 Second Chances
37 Split Second
38 Split Second
39 Split Second
40 Second Thoughts
41 Second Thoughts
42 Second Thoughts
43 Second Skin
44 Second Skin
45 Second Skin
46 Second Opinion
47 Second Opinion
48 Second Opinion
49 Second Truths
50 Second Truths
51 Second Truths
52 Second Degree
53 Second Degree
54 Second Degree
55 Second Listen
56 Second Listen
57 Second Listen
58 Seconds
59 Seconds
60 Seconds
61 Second Wave
62 Second Wave
63 Second Wave
64 Second Guess
65 Second Guess
66 Second Guess
67 Second Last
68 Second Last
69 Second Last
70 Second Time
71 Second Time
72 Second Time

Autographs Checklist

21 cards. Inserted 1:12 packs. Click here for a detailed visual guide.
Print Run Info: EL = Extremely Limited (200 copies or less), VL = Very Limited (200-300 copies)

Tony Amendola as Edouard Kagame VL
Magda Apanowicz as Emily VL
Terry Chen as Curtis Chen VL
Caitlin Cromwell as Elena VL
Roger Cross as Travis Verta EL
William B. Davis as Alec Sadler VL
Lexa Doig as Sonya Valentine EL
Mike Dopud as Stefan Jaworski VL
Richard Harmon as Julian Randol EL
Janet Kidder as Ann Sadler VL
Erik Knudsen as Alec Sadler EL
Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog EL
Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon VL
Omari Newton as Lucas Ingram VL
Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron EL
Tahmoh Penikett as Jim Martin VL
Luvia Petersen as Jasmine Garza EL
Michael Rogers as Roland Randol VL
Jennifer Spence as Betty Robertson VL
Ian Tracey as Jason VL
Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra EL

Character Cards Checklist

18 cards. Inserted 1:12 packs.

H01 Kiera Cameron
H02 Carlos Fonnegra
H03 Alec Sadler
H04 Sonya Valentine
H05 Matthew Kellog
H06 Travis Verta
H07 Alec Sadler (Future)
H08 Jason Sadler
H09 Marc Sadler
H10 Emily/Mia Hartwell
H11 Jim Martin
H12 Julian Randol
H13 Edouard Kagame
H14 Lucas Ingram
H15 Betty Robertson
H16 Inspector Dillon
H17 Agent Gardiner
H18 Jasmine Garza

Future Tech Checklist

6 cards. Inserted 1:24 packs.

T1 CPS Nano-Suit
T3 CPS Pistol
T4 CPS Multi-Tool
T5 Quantum Device
T6 Cognitive Therapist

Relic Cards Checklist

16 cards. Inserted 1:24 packs.

CC01 Kiera Cameron
CC02 Carlos Fonnegra
CC03 Alec Sadler
CC04 Jasmine Garza
CC05 Matthew Kellog
CC06 Carlos Fonnegra
CC07 Alec Sadler
CC08 Kiera Cameron
CC09 Travis Verta
CC10 Lucas Ingram
CC11 Carlos Fonnegra
CC12 Alec Sadler
CC13 Kiera Cameron
CC14 Curtis Chen
CC15 Alec Sadler
CC16 Julian Randol

Stars Checklist

7 cards. Inserted 1:24 packs.

C1 Kiera Cameron as Rachel Nichols
C2 Carlos Fonnegra as Victor Webster
C3 Alec Sadler as Erik Knudsen
C4 Matthew Kellog as Stephen Lobo
C5 Sonya Valentine as Lexa Doig
C6 Travis Verta as Roger Cross
C7 Cast

Future Self Case Toppers Checklist

CT1 Alec Sadler
CT2 Julian Randol

Incentives Checklist

Promo Card Checklist

P1 General Distribution
P2 Spring Philly Show
P3 Binder

Product Review

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Extensive autograph list, delivers more than originally announced, limited.

Bad: Bland basic inserts, unattractive base set, condition issues with base cards and inserts.

The Bottom Line: Continuum seems like a prime candidate for a premium pack release from Rittenhouse. While I don’t mind the format, I’d prefer to open a more traditional box given the choice. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that this set was exactly that. As far as premium content goes with autographs and memorabilia cards, 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 is great. The list of signers covers all the show’s major characters. Getting three instead of the originally advertised two is equally great. However, the base set and basic inserts could have been better, both in design and quality control. As something of a test product, this is a solid product that over delivers on the autographs and has a small print run helping its long-term potential.

Staff Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.8/5.0

My favorite cards in the product, even from a design perspective, are the autographs. For those familiar with Rittenhouse products, they’re simple but great. They hit all the important elements: image, set branding, name and balance. The white space provides a good signing area.

Beyond the autographs, though, I’m not a big fan of how much else looks.

The timeline motif in the base set is appropriate to Continuum’s time-traveling theme, but it doesn’t hold the design well. Equally off-putting for me is the brown and blue color palette. If there are some saving graces, they’re the images and write-ups. The show has lots of great visuals, which are conveyed on many of the cards. The summaries are nice and meaty, taking up most of the backside’s real estate. It’s unfortunate that the foundation elements take so much away from the rest.

Base inserts are drab as well. The base parallels are virtually the same except for a matte finish (as opposed to glossy) and a serial number on the back. I could see many missing these initially. Future Tech doesn’t offer much for an insert. There’s very minimal embossing in the form of a target and that’s it. Stars use a rainbow foil base, which is okay, but not spectacular. Character cards standout a little more, combining both matte and foil finishes.

What really brought the design down for me was the condition of a lot of the base cards and basic inserts. Base cards were riddled with rough edges, like they were cut with a dull blade from the original O-Pee-Chee factory. Both of my Stars inserts had major issues with foil chipping as well. In the 1980s, rough edges was an annoyance but the technology wasn’t there like it is today. And packs aren’t $0.35 any more either. Even though Continuum isn’t the most expensive product out there, collectors deserve a product that doesn’t have widespread condition issues. Hopefully this was an isolated issue.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

If you’re looking for signatures from big-time superstars, you’re not going to find them. However, if you’re a Continuum fan, which I am, it’s tough not to be impressed. The base set is thorough, offering a trio of cards for each episode from the first two seasons.

Both the Relic and Autograph checklists are also excellent. Relics are virtually all from lead characters, which includes multiple cards for the biggest. Autographs do a phenomenal job of getting the main cast. It’s also not a daunting checklist that is filled out with people you don’t even recognize. Granted, outside of Rachel Nichols, there aren’t many cards that will have large appeal to those who aren’t familiar with the show. But for those looking for something to collector from Continuum, the list is great.

Once again, the basic inserts are a bit of a downer, particularly the overlapping Character and Stars sets. Still, the do work to expand the detailed look of the show through trading cards.

Value: 4.0/5.0

One of the greatest things for collectors (though maybe not for the manufacturers) is when a product delivers more than the odds suggest. Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 boxes promise two autographs. Considering they’re all limited to 300 copies or less, that’s solid to start with. It turns out that boxes actually have three autographs. They’re not Hollywood A-listers, but, as mentioned already, if you like the show, it’s likely you’ll appreciate who’s in the set.

The limited nature runs throughout the product, which could bode well over the long-run. Don’t expect Walking Dead-popularity, but this show could have a strong future and this first set could hold its value decently. There is some speculation there, but the limited nature and extra autograph are huge helps.

The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0

There are elements of 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2 that I like a lot and others that need some work. Overall, it’s a solid product that delivers for fans of the show, particularly when it comes to the autographs.

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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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