Wednesday, November 30, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 1+Giveaway!

Let's take a trip back in time, way back in time, and see the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world.

This is just the beginning of a story of love and more.


In each box of Outlander Season 1, you will find 5 Cards per pack and 24 packs per box. Boxes will run you $80 per.

The base set consists of 72 cards featuring images from the premier season. The photos are crystal clear and have high gloss. You should complete a base set in a box as well.


Fraser Crest silver foil variants fall 1:3 packs and feature a silver crest on the front. The variants are for the inserts too.


Thistle of Scotland gold foil variants are #/50 and fall 1:15 packs.


The inserts are all 9 card sets in which one box should complete them for you.

Speak Outlander fall 1:3 packs. Good luck reading the fronts unless you speak Outlander :0


Quotes fall 1:3 packs and feature all of the great lines from the show.


Character Bios fall 1:3 packs and feature a classic old design. I really dig it. It's like a famous painting hung on a wall.


Now onto the hits!

The wardrobes feature a nice layout design with a cool wardrobe cut out.


Once again, the on-card auto content in Cryptozoic products are outstanding. Design is always well done leaving lots of space for people to sign.


Other signers include:
Steven Cree as Ian Murray
Gary Lewis as Colum MacKenzie
Annette Badland as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
James Fleet as Reverend Wakefield
Simon Callow as Duke of Sandringham
Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall / Black Jack Randall
Lochlann O'Mearáin as Horrocks
Aislín McGuckin as Letitia MacKenzie
Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan
Grant O'Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
Douglas Henshall as Taran MacQuarrie
Finn Den Hertog as Willie
Laura Donnelly as Jenny Fraser
Nell Hudson as Laoghaire MacKenzie

And once again, another printing plate surprise. These fall 1:128 packs. This one is hot magenta!
Overall, no complaints from me again on another well done Cryptozoic product. Complete base and insert sets, parallels (including at least one #d to 50), an on-card auto and wardrobe card plus other surprises. Feels worth it to me and a good autograph checklist.

Now onto how to win this auto card:

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 7th 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on December 8th 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!

62 comments:

  1. I love outlander and ever since I found out that there was trading cards I've been trying to find a way to get a hold of my own cards!!! Verra popular!!!

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    2. I love these cards -they are perfect -nothing to change -please make a season 2-my TW is @ulandman

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  2. I ordered 3 boxes of these cards and I loved opening them to see what and who I got! I'm hoping to get more for Christmas! =D @jorodola

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  3. The cards with the wardrobe fabrics are so cool. I hope to win this!

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  4. I love it man, they look great!! Thanks for doing this!! I'll share now.
    https://twitter.com/SportCardCollec/status/804142271222292481

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  5. Love the product! Received a Claire printing plate in my box and was very excited. Well worth the money!

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  6. I love the trading cards! They are very sturdy, the graphics are beautiful and the chance to find an autographed treasure is the icing on the cake.
    https://twitter.com/SportCardCollec/status/804142271222292481

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  8. Love the product. The pictures are great and I love how they tell the story. Very excited to find a printing plate in my box! Have already tweeted the contest.

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  9. These are great, and very well made. Would love this card!

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  10. Love these cards. Brilliant colors and picture clarity is fabulous.

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  11. I love these cards!! They are awesome quality,and fun collecting them. Sharing on Twitter @wmhackman

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  12. I'm a huge fan of Outlander and when I found out they were making trading cards I had to get them. I love these cards. I like that they are telling a story and I like that they come with autographs, being a collector of those. There were two things I was disappointed in, and not sure what the reasoning of it is. I'm disappointed in that there was no Rupert Character card and that there was no Caitriona Balfe autograph card. Otherwise very impressed with them. I hope they make Season 2 cards.

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  13. I just returned from Scotland and visiting some of the filming sites. Owning the trading cards that correspond with those sites would be absolutely fabulous; owning autographed cards even better. The quality of the cards is very good.

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  14. Huge Outlander fan, loving these cards. Would love to win the Graham card!!! Sharing on Twitter. @wmhackman

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  15. Just amazing that cards were created for Outlander! Love that special cards were created for squares of the costumes..a fans dream come true!

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  16. I was really impressed at the quality of these cards! They are all so we'll done and a beautiful addition to my collection! I'm Outlandishly obsessed!
    Shared on Twitter @drobertsjhs

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  17. My sister and I split the cost of a box for my mother and she loves them. She was so happy she cried. I'm going to have to get another box for her. She would be thrilled if I won this for her. She loves Dougal.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ouran_otaku/status/804239817382858752

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  18. Great story and show. That Mctavish is awesome. As for the cards once again crypto knicks it out. On card autos..sign me up every time.
    @rjdub81

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  19. Tweeted for ya https://twitter.com/RJDUB81/status/804307991860219908
    @rjdub81

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  20. Love your cards, the photos are great. Love the story and everything affiliated with it. Thanks again.
    @debbiegumballs

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  21. This set is perfect!! Would like more signed cards but I love it!! Can't wait to collect them all (eventually)

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  22. I love Outlander... and this set is gorgeous. It is designed very well. The details are beautiful. I love the fabric cards and autograph ones! My goal is to get a Sam Heughan autograph card.

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  23. shared on twitter... https://twitter.com/akashathedamned/status/804175085602893824

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  24. Love Outlander and the Season 1 cards! They look awesome! Such fantastic pics! Would love to win any of them! Thanks for the chance! @jmclark1

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  25. Very impressed with this work as it really looks like many people put alot of time and effort to put out a respectable product. They look great and its great for the show and for the hobby. I really like the Wardrobe cards ..would love to win this ! Thank you to Cryptozoic !!!!

    https://twitter.com/krsp70/status/804397072992575488

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  26. I am a huge Outlander fan and have ordered 3 boxes. I would love to win Graham's card. Thank you for this opportunity. Laura at fala612@gmail.com

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  27. I absolutly love these cards the only thing i could think of fixing is the fact that every material card or autograph card i get always seems to be imperfect (bent corners usually) my favorite part is the material crds that was actually on the show worn by the actor/actress and the autograpgh or the sketch that is personally drawn thank-you for your generousity and the chance at the card

    @ZombiezByte>>>>> https://twitter.com/ZombiezByte/status/804476952295903232

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  28. Love the cards. They are great fun! Only complaint is I can't find more!

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  29. Obviously we all love these cards. Great quality! So happy I was able to get some, like everyone else, would love to get the autographed cards and wardrobe cards!!!
    Question...when will we see season 2 cards???

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  30. I love these cards. A good product of a good show. Plus,the wife loves the show, so I can use this as a way to ease her (potentially) into the card hobby

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  31. I like the product. The on card autos are a definite plus. I enjoy the contribution to Entertainment cards by crypto lately. Definitely fun and good value @fitchjr1

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  32. I love the glossy look to the cards and the thicker cardstock so that they keep there shape#

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  33. Great looking cards and I love the on card autos.

    Meghan Switz

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  34. Perfect for serious collectors. Having an authentic signature is second only to having it signed in person! Thanks for the contest!

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  35. Perfect for serious collectors. Having authentic signature almost as good as signature in person. Thanks for the contest!

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  36. I have found myself becoming more interested in the non-sports trading cards and this is one that has really peaked my interest.

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  37. Sup, Holmes?! Let's shake out that printing plate.

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  38. love the cards..kicking myself for not pre-ordering :( can you help a girl out?..lol
    twitter@ taltiero
    tina@altiero.us

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  39. 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.

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  40. Good design on the cards and I like that I can remember these moments on the show .

    Eric C

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  41. Wow, great break! Have yet ro watch the show, meaning to, but really like the set. The card layout is good, autos look very nice.



    https://twitter.com/Zeldafanatic15/status/805228687033585664

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  42. It's a good treat for fans of the Outlander series. Thank you Cryptozoic for making trading cards out of this wonderful series.

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  43. I really like all of cryptazoic products but being that I am a huge fan of this show this one I like especially. My favorite part of product is definately a toss up between wardrobes and auto cards. I like the autos that the actor ads a little something not just an auto. To improve product they could maybe ad more wardrobe and auto cards. @apizzo1482

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  44. I love the product. I love that printing also. I wouldn't change anything about it. I like how it's limited in the way of Autos and Wardrobe cards. It gives the product more value.
    @JGfan24ever

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  45. Love anything to remember this wonderful story & TV show. Outlander has become an obsession for me !!

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  46. LOVE the Outlander trading cards posting link on my blog www.outlandishdram.com & FB page https://www.facebook.com/OutlandishDram/

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  47. Love the Outlander Trading Cards! I can't think of what I would do to improve them!

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  48. Beautiful quality cards, lovely photos, some I haven't seen before. I wouldn't change anything except I'd also like information on purchasing the binder and card sleeves.

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  49. Great collectible cards though a little pricey!

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  50. I like the set would like it to be more than 72 card set and love the autographs!

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  51. Love all of Cryptozoic sets. This set has brought in tons of new collectors to the hobby! I Tweeted https://twitter.com/Tuckerpete/status/806330297172119552

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  52. This is my experience with Cryptozoic sets. The quality seems top notch, the photos and wardrobe cards are stunning. Love the autograph cards too!!

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  53. The Cryptozoic Outlander cards are beautiful. I haven't held collectible cards since sorting my cousins baseball cards at about age 10. The quality is greatly improved over those. I didn't realize how exciting it would be to open a little package of cards. Each one held the same thrill of possibility.

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  54. this is probably the set of the year, cards has great value and well designed

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  55. These cards make me feel young again:) They also appeal to my competitive nature trying to obtain what I need! I think that I would have more availability to special cards and less of the regular cards I know that's what everybody's dream is but a lot of money to just get to special cards in a case would've been nice to have more frequent cards if you want a case. Also more availability in regular stores to buy single packs. My twitter handle i@twingles321

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  56. As a long time comic book and such collector, I have been impressed with the quality of the cards. I will treasure them not just for the collectible value but as a reminder of a great season, to be able to flip through the lovely binder and to touch pieces of the wardrobe, making me feel part of the production itself.

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  57. I've never collected cards before and absolutely love these. It has been so much fun collecting.

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