This was a fun set to collect. I remember this set being one of the first sets that I tried to get every card – remember, these other sets I have were given to me – even the Marvel Masterpieces that I collected – I never really tried to collect the whole series. I just got what I got. But this set was one where I actually continued to buy packages to try to get the cards I needed. Of course, that left me with several incomplete sets – missing just a card or two – also missing a few of the chase cards.
I went into Larry’s Comics and saw they had 2 whole boxes – so I haggled for one of the boxes down to a price we both were happy with – and I went to town ripping these packages open trying to find the few missing cards I needed. I needed base card #35 – got it. Base card #50 – got it. I needed chase card, Illustrated Film Scene, #3 -got it – and needed chase card #10 – DIDN’T get it. I also had every famous cover card – except for #10 – and I didn’t get that either. I was fuming!
I only needed a few cards to complete the set – so to ebay I turned. I was able to get the Illustrated Film Scene #10 – but the famous covers #10 was impossible to find! Unless I wanted to pay $30 for the entire set and have another ALMOST complete set of these… so I waited. I have told the followers of this blog many times about patience… and this is yet ANOTHER story where it worked out. I continued to browse ebay – and then one day I found an international seller – selling the exact card I needed – but he listed it under the year the comic featured on the card came out! And there it was! $2.00 later it was all mine!
Anyways, great set – worth picking up! I loved how the base set had both movie and comic images. Again, this set is worth picking up! And it’s actually pretty easy to snag off ebay for a pretty nice price – not like I did, the old fashion way, which cost me a fortune!