Sunday, November 27, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Cryptozoic Orphan Black Season 1+GIVEAWAY

Alright guys, I feel pretty stoked to be the first to show off a box break of this product that doesn't release til Wednesday November 30th 2016. Think of this as your purchasing guide preview.

If you haven't ever watched Orphan Black, here is a quick summary.

The series stars Sarah Manning. who is known as a con artist, witnessing a suicide of a woman named Beth Childs who appears to be her doppelgänger. So doing what any con artist would do in that kinda situation, Sarah assumes Beth's identity and occupation as a police detective after Beth's death. This takes the meaning of if the shoe fits to another level.

However, Sarah discovers that her doppleganger was more than just that. She finds out she is a clone, that she has many 'sister' clones spread throughout North America and Europe, and that someone is plotting to kill them and her. So alongside her foster brother, Felix Dawkins, and two of her fellow clones, Alison Hendrix and Cosima Niehaus, Sarah discovers the origin of the clones and her adventure begins....

And our break now begins as well....

In every box of 2016 Cryptozoic Orphan Black, there are 5 Cards per pack and 24 packs per box. Boxes will run roughly $80 per.

There are 72 cards in the base set featuring episodic images from the first season. The cards are printed on high gloss and have nice full color photography.

You should complete a base set in a box.

The inserts fit the theme of the show and what Cryptozoic is known for doing. 

There are 9 cards per insert set and you should get them all.

There are parallel cards to find. My pictures here don't really show them that well, but they are foil board parallels that fall 1:3 packs.

Quotes, the good ones from the show, fall 1:3 packs.

Character Bios fall 1:3 packs. I really like the design on these.

Felix's Loft fall 1:3 packs. If you turn the cards over, they are each individually a puzzle piece once put together .....

Make one big puzzle.

Now onto the hits.

My first hit is of Sarah's foster brother Felix. Cool design and unique swatch.

My next pull is an on-card autograph of David Richmond-Peck who plays Olivier Duval.

Here are the rest of the signers in Season 1:
Graeme Manson, Creator
John Fawcett, Creator
Kristian Bruun as Donnie Hendrix
Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning
Inga Cadranel as Detective Angela DeAngelis
Skyler Wexler as Kira
Nicholas Rose as Colin
Eric Johnson as Chad Norris
Evelyne Brochu as Delphine Cormier
Jordan Gavaris as Felix Dawkins
David Richmond-Peck as Olivier Duval
Kevin Hanchard as Detective Art Bell
Melanie Nicholls-King as Amelia
Michael Mando as Vic
Marqus Bobesich as Rockabilly Bob

And to my surprise, I pulled a Printing Plate that falls 1:86 packs. I have never pulled a 1/1 plate from Cryptozoic before.

Overall, a solid break especially with the plate surprise at the end.  I think the theme design elements look great throughout. The on-card autographs from the actors/actresses are bonus and some unique swatches for the wardrobe cards.

Now time for the giveaway!

To win this autographed card above, read the rules below!

I may pick bonus winners to win some cool inserts or the PRINTING PLATE if we get a good turnout! 
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PRODUCT. Do you like it? What would you fix about it? What's your favorite part?
  5. EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY FOR SHARING THIS CONTEST ON YOUR BLOG AND/OR ON TWITTER. Make sure to leave your link in comments too so I can count it. If not, I won't be able to give you the credit. Commenting with it is very important or you WILL LOSE OUT an extra entry!
  6. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  7. Contest starts today, ends on December 3rd 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on December 4th 2016.
  8. Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity in sending this box to review and host a giveaway. Give them a follow on all social media sites please. Also while you are at it, check out their website HERE as well for your non-sport trading card needs!
Good luck and thanks for reading and entering!


  1. Cool. I've never seen the show, tbh.. but sounds interesting.

  2. Great show. I watched the first two seasons... but need to watch the 3rd and 4th. Best part about this product is the on-card autographs. Not sure I'd fix anything... but there must be a lot of closet Orphan Black viewers, because not many people I know watch this show. And the ones who do... don't collect cards. I wonder if they did a very limited run on these. If not... we'll be seeing these alongside The Guild hobby boxes selling in the $10 range within a year or two.

  3. I love Orphan Black! I had been planning on picking up a box. The Felix's loft insert is probably my favorite out of the box.


  4. Preordered a box through my favorite comic store - can't wait, especially after the Flash S1 set! :)

  5. Great show and great card set. Too bad ebay seems the only way to collect a whole set and at outrageous prices for autograph and wardrobe cards. My Twitter entry:

  6. Would consider collecting the cards but have had very little time to watch the show. Will certainly try to catch some episodes now that Cryptozoic was kind enough to provide them and make us all more aware

  7. Excited about OB cards, but slightly disappointed with pricing. Doesn't seem like that many brick & mortar stores will be carrying them though

  8. I'm super excited to get as box! I love the quote cards.

  9. Super cool design. Can't wait til Wednesday as I preordered a box :D

    Kate H

  10. I'm super excited to get as box! I love the quote cards.

  11. Thanks for the contest and to Cryptozoic for the box. I am a fan of their products and designs for any of their entertainment releases. As always, more autographs would be a plus.

  12. Great show and dig the design of the cards. Crypto is always on point.

    Thanks for shot


  13. My daughter digs the show so if I win, she gets the booty. Thanks for the opportunity!


  14. Love love love this show!!! Can't wait for my boxes to come in the mail!! Your box break was perfect!! So lucky you got yours ealry. I also retweeted the link to your blog :)


  15. I think it looks great. It is comparable to other products I think the inserts look Awesome.

  16. Hands down, the best show on television. I really hope I win. My wife and I are huge fans! It's too bad that it's ending next year. :(

    The set looks great. It's everything that you'd expect from Cryptozoic. The only thing I'd change is adding an extra hit. I'd love to see sketch cards or box loaders!

    1. I just shared. Want proof? Check out

  17. Love the show love the set great list of signers and thanks crypto for the chance to win.

  18. Enjoy watching this show and collecting cards from it as well. Here is my tweet:

  19. I like that each box contains a full base set. Fun to see the hits you pulled especially the plate.

  20. Another great license choice by CryptoZee! Good review - I also like the Character Bio card look and the autograph card format that gives the signer more room to play & personalize it.

  21. Ahh! Been waiting forever for them to release o.b. trading cards. So stoked!

  22. My absolutely favorite thing about Orphan Black is that the characters are all flawed. We can all relate to each of them in different ways, flaws and all. To me it makes the show really authentic which is not something I ever thought I'd say about a sci-fi show.

  23. I love this as well. I really think that television shows are gonna be a big trading card future.

  24. I love this as well. I really think that television shows are gonna be a big trading card future.

  25. Been a big fan of the show since someone kept telling me how great it was and I had to take a peek at it myself. I don't usually watch this kind of thing, but all the actors are excellent, especially Tatiana Maslany (of course). Love it!

  26. I really like the product, as I love all cryptozoic products. The autographs look very clean and I like the printing plate! Quite the box sir

  27. Thanks to you and Cryptozoic for the contest!

    I like the full-bleed card images and of course the on-card autographs. Being Cryptozoic, I am assuming the card backs are light on the info, which would be something to improve.

  28. Love the show and cards look great to!

    Emery Hosman