As far as sketch cards go, those based on The Walking Dead TV show are among the most popular in the history of the hobby. For the first two sets, virtually all sell for three figures. Some can reach several hundred dollars. With the release of 2014 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1, the sketch cards are no longer a surprise. They're a high-end expectation. And interest doesn't seem to be waning.
A total of 43 artists did Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1 sketch cards. Styles range from the highly detailed renditions of main characters to faster takes for the more generic Walkers.
But maybe calling sketch cards is underselling the cards and the artists. They really are art cards. Virtually all of them are in full color. Those that aren't feature some of the most intricate line work.
Finding a card from a specific artist is difficult. Like the first two season, 2014 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1 Sketch Cards are a case hit landing 1:288 packs.
In addition to pack-inserted cards, there are also Artist Proofs. These come direct from the artist who were allotted them for working on the set. Artist Proofs can be spotted by a Cryptozoic sticker on the back.
Like any sketch card set, values can be tricky. Because each card is unique, prices can fluctuate greatly. The character, artist and quality of the artwork can all come into play. With this set, even the low end of the spectrum will be higher than a lot of other sets.
Below is a visual guide that showcases all of the artists that worked on the set and their styles. You can also click on the tab above to see a hot list of the most watched 2014 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1 Sketch Cards currently up for auction on eBay.
2014 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1 Sketch Card Visual Guide
Jason Potratz and Jack Hai
M. Jason Reed
Mick and Matt Glebe
Ted Dastick Jr.
Brian S. Canio
Plinio M. Pinto
2014 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 3 Part 1 Sketch Card Hot List
The following is a real-time list of the most-watch cards currently listed for auction on eBay (fixed-price are not included). It updates automatically so check back regularly to see new cards that are listed.