Marvel Masterpieces (1994)

Marvel Masterpieces 1994 Hulk
Signature Series Hulk

Here’s another very popular Marvel Series, although not very Hulk heavy… in fact, there is just one Hulk character – and it’s the Hulk.  The Hildebrandt brothers created the whole series in this set – each of the characters look larger than life and amazing!  The Hulk is pretty well done – although looking at some of their other characters I think it could have been a bit more imposing!  But each of the cards in this series has 2 issued base sets – one is regular and the other is the “signature” series where the brothers signatures are in gold scrolled across the image.  While there is no other characters in the Hulk Universe to speak of – there are some chase cards… yes, I said chase CARDS.

Silver Holofoil Card

This series has Powerblast Cards and Holofoil Cards.  The Powerblast Cards are made up if the 9 X-Men and not of consequense at the moment – although I do have the complete set of them.  But the Holofoil cards are quite interesting.  There are 10 cards – Captain America, Carnage, Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man, Punisher, Scarlet Witch, Spiderman, Venom, War Machine – and they are silver.  But there are a couple of rarer sets. 

The More Coveted Bronze and Gold Variant Holofoil Cards
Gold Holofoil Hulk

The Gold Holofoil cards came in Jumbo packs of Marvel Masterpieces and are somewhat rarer.  Jumbo packs apparently were filled with 14 cards – the regular packs had 10 I think – and the Gold Holofoil were only in the jumbo packs and only in 1 per 4 packs.

The Very Expensive Bronze Holofoil

Even Rarer are the Bronze Holofoil cards – the bronze holofoil were in packs exclusively sold at WalMart.  Back in 1994 WalMart wasn’t everywhere like they are now – so it was harder to obtain these packs.  Single Bronze Holofoil sell for somewhere in the area of $50-$80.  Sets sell for as high as $460-$500.  I have to thank a reader of this blog who wanted to remain nameless who not only turned me onto the fact that these exist – but was generous enough to actually send me one!  Thank you!

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7 thoughts on “Marvel Masterpieces (1994)

  1. 2 things big R, first I am going to be going through my attic soon and any cards I find are yours if you don’t have them. I don’t want to see them go to waste.

    Second, I started the casting call for the Hulk movie on my blog. I’m doing it as a series of posts, but I was thinking anyone can send me their choices and then I’ll make a page dedicated to all of them. I’m not sure though. Thanks again for not minding me mentioning it.

    1. No worries! I will send you my casting call – and let me know when you post it – I will post a link!

      And thanks in advance – for the cards – if there are any!

    1. 1) A lot of artists draw Hulk with his head too small – but I agree – it is too small

      2) The Hulk doesn’t always wear shorts! My only thing is that the pants aren’t ripped enough!

  2. Can you tell me how to tell the difference between gold and bronze? I have a card that’s boarder is goldish, but in the different angles of light the card gets bronze, like the hulk one. Is that how you tell but looking at angles int he light, thanks for any help.

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