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.
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 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.
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!