2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Trading Cards - Product Review & Hit Gallery Added

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Trading Cards – Product Review & Hit Gallery Added

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If there's something strange in your neighborhood, there might be a reason for it. 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters trading cards is the most comprehensive set to date to cover the classic franchise — not that there's much out there. Not only does the product cover the films, but it branches into the larger Ghostbusters world brought on by the Saturday morning cartoon and the recent IDW comics.

The base set has 54 cards covering the movies. Printing Plates parallels are included. These were used in the production of the set. Each is a one-of-a-kind for the four colors used in the printing process. Traditional inserts include Behind the Scenes, Character Bios and Quotes.

The chase offers both autographs and sketch cards. This includes notable signature options like Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz and Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore.

The Real Ghostbusters cartoon is featured on an Animation Cel insert set. There are also Replica Patch cards and Slime relics that are part of the Totally Fabricated line.

2015 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Box

The 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters release has a custom binder that's sold separately and comes with an exclusive Replica Patch card.

Prior to 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters, 1989 Topps Ghostbusters II is the only set of widely available trading cards dedicated to the franchise. The first movie is also included on several cards in 1988 Topps Fright Flicks. From there, the Ghostbusters II cards were featured in the retrospective 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary set with a reprint and an Ernie Hudson autograph. Other than that, there hasn't been much else for Ghostbusters fans to collect in the way of trading cards.

Release Date: 5/11/2016
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Box Break

  • 8 Quotes Inserts
  • 8 Behind the Scenes Inserts
  • 8 Tricks and Traps Puzzle Inserts
  • 8 Sing for Your Specter Inserts
  • 6 Character Bios Inserts
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters 1 Factory Sealed Trading Card HOBBY Box $114.50
Ghostbusters 2016 Factory Sealed Trading Card Hobby Box Series1 SKETCH AUTO $129.00
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2016 Ghostbusters Autograph Auto Card of Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Ben Stein Authentic Autograph Card #BS Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Bobby Brown Authentic Autograph Card #BB Auto
$19.99

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman Authentic Autograph Card #IR Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Real Ghostbusters Dave Coulier Authentic Autograph Card #DC Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Real Ghostbusters Maurice Lamarche Autograph Card #ML Auto
$109.99

2016 Cryptozoic Real Ghostbusters Arsenio Hall Authentic Autograph Card #AH Auto
$20.99

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jennifer Runyon Authentic Autograph Card #JRU Auto
$60.99

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jason Reitman Authentic Autograph Card #JR Auto
$59.99

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Harris Yulin Authentic Autograph Card #HY Auto
$29.99

2016 Cryptozoic Real Ghostbusters Laura Summer Authentic Autograph Card #LS Auto
$35.99

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Arcenio Hall Auto as Winston Zeddemore AH
$35.74

2016 CRYPTOZOIC Ghostbusters Card AUTO Maurice LaMarche EGON Autograph
$69.99

2016 Ghostbusters MICHAEL ENSIGN "Autograph Card" HOTEL MANGER
$19.95

William Atherton (Walter Peck) 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Authentic Autograph
$16.99

2016 Cryptozoic GHOSTBUSTERS AUTOGRAPH KURT FULLER as Jack Hardemeyer
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Set Checklist

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall), Printing Plates (1:378 overall)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Base

01 TITLE CARD
02 THE GREY LADY
03 RUN!
04 BACK TO THE LAB!
05 FIRED!
06 GOING INTO BUSINESS FOR OURSELVES
07 WHO DOES YOUR TAXES?
08 READY TO BELIEVE YOU
09 LISTEN! DO YOU SMELL SOMETHING?
10 THE NAME IS ZUUL
11 MEET THE SUPPORT STAFF
12 WE GOT ONE!
13 TO THE SEDGEWICK!
14 HEADING TO THE 12TH FLOOR
15 UNLICENSED NUCLEAR ACCELERATORS
16 THERE IT IS!
17 DISGUSTING BLOB
18 NICE SHOOTIN’, TEX!
19 BUSINESS IS BOOMING
20 I’VE QUIT BETTER JOBS THAN THIS
21 PARTY AT TULLY’S
22 TAKEN BY ZUUL
23 TERROR DOG AT THE PARTY
24 I AM THE GATEKEEPER
25 I AM THE KEYMASTER
26 SHUT IT DOWN!
27 THE SIGN!
28 THE TIME APPROACHES
29 KEYMASTER MEETS GATEKEEPER
30 SUMMONED TO CITY HALL
31 SPOOK CENTRAL
32 TIME TO SAVE THE DAY
33 THE WAY IS PREPARED
34 THE TRAVELER APPROACHES
35 THE TRAVELER HAS COME
36 GOZER THE GOZERIAN
37 RAY ADDRESSES A GOD
38 THE QUESTION
39 THE ANSWER
40 THEN DIE!
41 PIECE OF ADVICE
42 HEAT ‘EM UP!
43 AIM FOR THE FLAT TOP!
44 GETTING IT DONE
45 GOZER TRANSCENDS
46 CHOOSE AND PERISH!
47 WHAT DID YOU DO, RAY?
48 MR. STAY PUFT
49 HE’S TOO BIG!
50 AN ANGRY MARSHMALLOW MAN
51 CROSSING THE STREAMS
52 I LOVE THIS TOWN!
53 THE DAY IS SAVED!
54 CHECKLIST

 

Autographs Set Checklist

19 cards. 1:30 packs.
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Autograph Dan Aykroyd

AP Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz
AH Arsenio Hall as Winston Zeddemore
BS Ben Stein as Public Works Official
BB Bobby Brown as Mayor's Doorman
DA Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz
DC Dave Coulier as Dr. Peter Venkman
DF Dave Florek as Cop
EH Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
HY Harris Yulin as Judge Stephen Wexler
IR Ivan Reitman - Director
JR Jason Reitman as Brownstone Boy
JRU Jennifer Runyon as College Student
JRO John Rothman as Library Administrator
KF Kurt Fuller as Jack Hardemeyer
LK Larry King as Himself
LS Laura Summer as Janine Melnitz
ML Maurice LaMarche as Dr. Egon Spengler
ME Michael Ensign as Hotel Manager
WA William Atherton as Walter Peck

 

Behind the Scenes Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:3 packs
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall), Printing Plates (1:378 overall)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Behind the Scenes

B1-B9

 

Character Bios Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:4 packs. Cards #8-9 not found in packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Character Bios

C1 Dr. Peter Venkman
C2 Dr. Raymond Stantz
C3 Dana Barrett
C4 Dr. Egon Spengler
C5 Louis Tully
C6 Winston Zeddemore
C7 Janine Melnitz
C8 Gozer (Kickstarter board game)
C9 Mr. Stay Puft (June/July 2016 Non-Sport Update)

 

 

Quotes Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:3 packs
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Quotes

Q1 Don’t cross the streams.
Q2 Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.
Q3 Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES!”
Q4 He’s an ugly little spud, isn’t he?
Q5 Ok…so she’s a dog.
Q6 Choose the form of the destructor!
Q7 We came. We saw. We kicked its ass.
Q8 Are you the Gatekeeper?
Q9 He slimed me.

 

Replica Patch Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:72 packs
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Replica Patch

H1 VENKMAN
H2 STANTZ
H3 SPENGLER
H4 ZEDDEMORE
H5 MELNITZ
H6 ORTIZ
H7 GRIFFIN
H8 ALEXANDER
H9 ROOKIE (Binder Exclusive)

 

Sing for Your Specter Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:3 packs
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Sing for your Specter Art

E1 - E9

 

The Real Ghostbusters Animation Cel Set Checklist

1:36 packs
 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Animation Cel

 

Totally Fabricated Slime Cards Set Checklist

6 cards. 1:200 packs.
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Totally Fabricated Slime Cards

S1 Standard Ectoplasmic Discharge
S2 Standard Ectoplasmic Residue, Weakened
S3 Psychomagnotheric
Ectoplasm
S4 Necrotic Ectoplasm
S5 Abnormal Ectoplasmic Discharge
S6 Class 7 Ectoplasmic Discharge

 

Tricks and Traps Set Checklist

9 cards. 1:3 packs
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Foil Board (1:4 overall), Cryptomium (1:56 packs)
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Tricks and Traps Puzzle Art

D1 - D9

 

Sketch Cards Set Checklist

1:30 packs. Full artist list shown below.
2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Sketch

Adam Cleveland
Alan Wayne Myers
Amber Shelton
Amy Clark
Anastasia Catris
Ariana Atanazio
Ashleigh Popplewell
Autumn Frederickson
Barush Merling
Beck Seashols
Benjamin Glendenning
Bianca Thompson
Bill Maus
Bill Thompson
Bob Stevlic
Brian S. Canio
Bruce Gerlach
Bryan "Kaiser" Tillman
Bukshot
Carlos Cabaleiro
Caroline Beaudoin
Charalampos Kourtis
chris meeks
Chris Papantoniou
Chris West
Clayton McCormack
Cleber Lima
Córdova
Cristian Santos
D. Chandler
Dan B.W.
Dan Bergren
Dan Borgonos
Dan Chaparro
Dan Schaefer
Dan Schoening
Danny Silva
Dave "Pops" Tata
David Beaty
David Namisato
Deborah Abbott
Dustin Foust
Elvin A. Hernandez
Erik Burnham
Erik Maell
Fabian Quintero
Federico Blee
Fer Galicia
Francois Chartier
Gabby Untermayerova
Gabe Farber
Gerald de Dios
Greg Golem
Hanie Mohd
Howie Noel
Irma Ahmed
Jader Correa
Jake Sumbing
Jason Goad
Jason Potratz & Jack Hai
Jason Saldajeno
Jay David Lee
Jeff Chandler
Jeff Confer
Jeff Victor
jeffrey c. benitez
Jeremy R. Scott
Jerry Fleming
Jez
Joe Hogan
Joe Simko
Jofel B. Cube
John "JAX" Jackman
John Monserrat
John Ottinger
John Sloboda
Jojo Galicia
Jomar A. Bulda
Jon T. Racimo
Jose Carlos Sanchez
Josh Ginter
Joshua Wysocki
jp3sketch
Kate Carleton
Kevin Gentilcore
Kiley Beecher
Kimberly Dunaway
Kokkinakis Achilleas
Kris Penix
Kristin Allen
Lee Lightfoot
Leo Perez
Leon Braojos
Louise Draper
Luro Hersal
Manny Mederos
Marcia Dye
Marcio Cabreira
Marco D. Carrillo
Mark Dos Santos
Mark Pingitore
Mary Zorilita Bellamy
Matt Hebb
Matt Stewart
Matthew Hansen
Mauricio Dias
Mel Uran
Melike Acar
Michael Kasinger
Mick & Matt Glebe
Mike James
Mike Legan
Mike Thomas
Mike Vasquez
Mikey
Mitch Ballard
Molly Brewer
Niall Westerfield
Niceroad
Nicholas Baltra
Noval N. Hernawan
Patrick Ballesteros
Patrick Giles
Phil Gibson
Puis Calzada
Raz Ortiz
Rich Molinelli
Robert Jimenez
Rodjer Goulart
roger andrews
Rustico Limosinero
Samantha Johnson
Scott Blair
Scott Houseman
Scott Rorie
Sean Moore
Shao Siong
Stacey Kardash
steve lydic
Steven Burch
Sugar Fueled - Michael Banks
Taylan Kurtulus
Ted Dastick, Jr.
Thanh Bui
Thomas Boatwright
Tim Proctor
Todd Aaron Smith
Tracy Bailey
Travis Walton
vince sunico
William Bowen Donley III
Yuriko Shirou

 

Promos Set Checklist

4 cards

P1 Logo NSU Magazine JUN/JUL 2015
P1 Logo Cryptomium variant - multiple conventions Summer 2015
C8 Gozer - Ghostbusters the Board Game Launch Party Kit Winter 2015
C9 Mr. Stay Puft - NSU Magazine JUN/JUL 2016

Product Review

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Autograph checklist is fairly strong, great insert variety, hits appear to fall 2-3 per box.

Bad: Individual hit odds of 1:30 fall just outside of the hobby box size so there are no guarantees, still missing a few key signers.

The Bottom Line: Cryptozoic did an impressive job with 2016 Ghostbusters. The base and inserts work well together and the autographs have seen good interest and value since release. While it is a few tweaks from taking things to the next level, it is hard to come up with a reason not try a box if you have fond memories of the film.

Staff Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.25/5.0

Capturing all the ‘80s goodness, the base set is a recap of the original Ghostbusters movie. Glossy, full-bleed images feature a white text box with a Ghostbusters logo. In addition to a brief summary or recap, the card backs are a bit more lively and I like the design contrast.

Inserts do a really good job of mixing in design variety. Quotes is the most unique with a splash of color and a look that makes me think of airbrushed shirts or graffiti. I also appreciated the nod to the 1989 Topps Ghostbusters II design in the Behind the Scenes insert. While it was an animated image, the nine-card Tricks and Traps puzzle made a cool final picture.

Sing for Your Specter was probably my least favorite as I did not feel the comic aspect was well integrated into the release and it came across as a little forced.

The base and standard inserts also feature chromium/foil parallels that are immediately evident. I think it works best with the Tricks and Traps puzzle.

As far as the hits, I really like the autograph design as I believe it is distinctly Ghostbusters without being too over-the-top. I also thought it was more creative than the typical vertical design that simply shows the character in a tighter shot. Plus, the extra space was nice and it even gave my signer enough room for a hashtag inscription.

Other hits are more reliant on the featured item, like the sketch cards or the replica patch and cel cards that are set in a frame. A manufactured insert line in many Cryptozoic products, Totally Fabricated brings the faux slime. I realize that this is not the most exciting concept for some, and I curious about what it actually is, but I appreciate the effort and would have loved to have pulled one.

Checklist: 4.25/5.0

When people think of Ghostbusters, most go straight to the movies. I don’t mind that the other entities were covered, but it does seem like they were more of an afterthought and the movie was the feature. This variety was disclosed from the beginning, but some of the cohesiveness was lost for me because of it.

The list of signers ended up being good, with solid representation from the movie. While some may have rolled their eyes at the inclusion of the cartoon voice actors in the autograph list, even the animated signers were notable in their own right and add intrigue and value to the set.

I get that Bill Murray was probably a long shot, but I am surprised that Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver were not included as signers. Weaver even signed for a UD Aliens set recently. Those two names would have pushed demand even higher and the inclusion of Murray would have made this an all-time entertainment set among modern releases.

Value: 4.0/5.0

Value is a little tricky without any specific guarantees. Most box breaks I saw yielded 2-3 hits, which is not bad at all for $80-90 per box. However, a one-hit box can happen and this would make the value much less if you were that unlucky collector, especially if the only hit is an Animation Cel.

Even with the hit variety, it should not be surprising that the autographs and sketch cards are where the real value is in 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters. Aykroyd alone has been selling for $250-300 in the first week of release, but there are several others producing good value as well.

As is the case for most Cryptozoic products, the full base and insert sets that most boxes produce (including the box I opened) is a definite plus for value.

The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0

While I would have preferred a set that just focused on the first film without any comic or animated tv show coverage, I thought 2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters was a fantastic product. The comprehensive base set gave me something to revisit while the insert variety presented a more multi-faceted feel. Sure, I would have liked an autograph from a movie actor, but the signed card I pulled was from a notable tv host and comedian (Arsenio Hall) with an inscription. Add two more hits to a box that already boasts a lot of choices, and it is easily one of my favorite products in a long while.

2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Box Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Cryptozoic.

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2016 Cryptozoic Real Ghostbusters Maurice Lamarche Autograph Card #ML Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jennifer Runyon Authentic Autograph Card #JRU Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jason Reitman Authentic Autograph Card #JR Auto
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2016 CRYPTOZOIC Ghostbusters Card AUTO Maurice LaMarche EGON Autograph
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2016 Cryptozoic GHOSTBUSTERS SKETCH
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2016 Cryptozoic GHOSTBUSTERS SKETCH LEO PEREZ
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2016 Cryptozoic GHOSTBUSTERS SKETCH DEBORAH ABBOTT
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CRYPTOZOIC GHOSTBUSTERS 2016 SKETCH CARD ADAM & BEKAH CLEVELAND SLIMER 1 1
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2016 CRYPTOZOIC GHOSTBUSTERS -- JANINE MELNITZ SKETCH CARD 1 1
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2016 CRYPTOZOIC GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMER SKETCH CARD 1 1
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2016 CRYPTOZOIC GHOSTBUSTERS EGON SPENGLER SKETCH CARD 1 1
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LARRY KING 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS AUTO AUTOGRAPH #LK
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Luis Tully Rick Moranis 1 1 2016 Ghostbusters Cryptozoic Sketch By Steven Burch
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Cryptozoic 2016 Ghostbusters Movie Authentic Actor Autograph Arsenio Hall
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jason Reitman Authentic Autograph Card #JR Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Jennifer Runyon Authentic Autograph Card #JRU Auto
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2016 Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Trading Cards - Product Review & Hit Gallery Added, reviewed by The Cardboard Connection on 2016-05-19T16:15:45+00:00 rating 4.3 out of 5

User Comments

  1. This product is looking like a homerun! Great auto checklist along with amazing work done by the sketch artists. The other hits are a nice touch as well. Would have liked to seen actual relics, but realize that might not have been possible. Hopefully there are parallel cards of the base and printing plates for the autographs.

  2. This set is pretty good but far from a homerun. The collation is among the worst I’ve ever seen. Opened three packs with virtually identical cards inside and wasn’t even able to assemble half a base set out of one hobby box. With so few cards, you should be able to get a full base or pretty close to it.

    As for the chase sets (which are a highlight in this set), here are the “odds” that I pulled from my box compared to what we have listed on the checklist.

    Behind the Scenes: Listed at 1:3, actual 0:24
    Character Bios: Listed 1:4, actual 1:24
    Quotes: Listed 1:3, actual 1:1
    Sing for your Spector: Listed 1:3, actual 1.05:1
    Tricks and Traps: Listed 1:3, actual 1:24

    Horrible, terrible, awful, disappointing collation for a set that had great potential but I’m not going to buy three hobby boxes just to compile the base set. This box yielded 71 total duplicates. I think it’s probably cheaper to compile your sets through the links on this site rather than buy boxes.

  3. You’re in the minority from what I’ve seen. I was in a group break that did 3 cases, and only 1 box didn’t have a complete base set (1 card short) and all had complete insert sets. Also, each case had between 33 and 36 “hits” (auto, sketch, plate, patch, slime or film cell).

  4. That’s good to hear. I guess I just got the bum box which sucks for me! I’ve never had a problem with Cryptozoic collation in the past, although I’ve had a shop owner tell me he’s pulled some pretty bad boxes.

  5. I hear this is a hot product, but with the inconsistancy in box breaks I think I will stick to the aftermarket with this one. Tony – Topps usually will send hits when they are missing as long as you have some basic proof – maybe Crypo can too? Keep us posted if you do reach out to their customer service, and what the outcome is.

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