Thursday, May 9, 2019

REVIEW:Cryptozoic Rick And Morty Trading Cards Season 2+GIVEAWAYS!!

After a succesful Season 1 release from Cryptozoic, they have come out with a Season 2 release of the Adult Swim's popular show Rick and Morty.

Once again let's travel across the universe and revisit Season 2's favorite episodes and more.

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Each box of Cryptozoic's Rick and Morty season 2 comes with 24 packs of 5 cards each. There should be two random hits per box most likely one autograph and one sketch. But, with Cryptozoic, they sometimes like to add in a few surprises in boxes. Boxes started out over $100 each but most can be found around $90 or less now.

The base set looks great and is high gloss like you would expect from Cryptozoic. There are 45 cards in the set to collect.  Each base card features episodic images from the season.




 The card backs features a quote from the episode it features on the front.

 I would assume in every box you would get a base card set as I did. It's usually the norm with a Cryptozoic product.

There are base card parallels to find as well. I didn't find any info on the odds of landing them but I got roughly 6 in the break so I would guess 1:4 on the foil (was hard to capture that with my camera phone)

And here is a gold foil stamp parallel. There is a stamp up in the right hand corner.

Now onto the inserts or as they call them in this set, chase sets. Surprisingly, unlike products past I was nowhere near collecting the chase sets full sets in one box. It would definitely take more than one to do so or pick up singles to fill in your needs.

Overall there are 7 to chase.

 Face The Music has 9 cards and fall 1:3 packs.

Interdimensional Cable II  falls 1:3 packs and has 12 cards in the set.

 Characters falls 1:3 packs and has 12 cards to chase. I really liked the design on these.

I can't remember a time I saw die cut cards in a Cryptozoic product, but I like it! These Crimes Of Rick Sanchez falls 1:6 odds and has 12 cards to collect.

 Beth Knows Best falls 1:6 packs and has 9 cards to collect.

Now onto some stickers fun. They are not only stickers, but serve as a puzzle on their backside as well. Fun collectible.

 One design



 Second design



Now onto the pulls from my box. Overall sketch cards and autograph cards fall 1:24 packs each.

 Look at this amazing 1/1 Sketch card! What a beauty!

And my autograph is of Tress Macneille who voices the Caretaker. Al autographs are on card which is awesome. Many have inscriptions on them as well. I just happened to pull the one that doesn't.

Here is the overall look at signers,
  • Justin Roiland as Mr. Poopybutthole, Cromulon, Eyeholes Man
  • Sarah Chalke as Beth Smith, Plushy Beth, Xenobeth, Goddess Beth
  • Spencer Grammer as Summer Smith
  • Tara Strong as Tinkles, Doctor
  • Keith David as The President, Reverse Giraffe
  • Tricia Helfer as Donna Gueterman, Federation Robot
  • Tress MacNeille as Caretaker, Roy's Mother
  • Kurtwood Smith as General Nathan
  • Gary Cole as Alien Doctor
  • Alan Tudyk as Chris
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Mrs. Refrigerator, Frankenstein, Hamurai
  • Cassie Steele as Tammy Gueterman
  • John Kassir as Blim Blam
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Assilimated Alien #4, Business Alien
Some great signers in there. I really wanted a Chalke, Strong, Smith or Cole.

Other hits not found in my box include,
  • Printing Plates fall 1:424 packs
  • Totally Fabricated Memorabilia cards. I believe those fall 1:60 packs.
  • CZ STR PWR - Red falls 1:144 packs
  • CZ STR PWR - Blue falls 1:288 packs
  • CZ STR PWR - Gold is /25
  • CZ STR PWR - Black is a 1/1
OVERALL THOUGHTS: If you are a fan of the show, you will totally dig these trading cards. The autograph checklist is also very strong and there is some cool innovative totally fabricated cards to land as well along with the other hits.

It covers As Morty once said, "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV." or in this case, come break a box of these.

Now onto the CONTESTS. Yes, plural!

First, the one on Twitter. RT my review of this product, have a U.S. shipping address for a chance to win this,
  

Second contest, comment below (also have a U.S. shipping address) with your thoughts on this product and have a shot to win this,

RANDOM WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT SOME POINT. USUALLY AFTER A FEW DAYS.

Please take a minute out to thank Cryptozoic for this box to me to review and do these amazing giveaways with. Please visit them on all social medial platforms and check out their website, HERE

19 comments:

  1. Very cool! Love the show and have been meaning to pick up some of the cards sometime. Fun stuff.

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  2. It's a cool product. It's a non sport product I have been thinking about buying soon
    @JGfan24ever

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  3. Sweet stuff right there, thank you cryptozoic! My favorite card company right there. The on card autos are always a big selling point for me. Would love to open a box someday, sketches are also awesome! Always like pulling them.

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  4. I might love this set more than season 1! Crytozoic incorporated a wide variety of crazy inserts, but they work. The diecut on the CoRS work nicely. Even the signers list is nicer, which I didn't think was possible. Kudos!

    @Double_O_Slevin

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  5. my kids love this show. i have never watched it.

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  6. Product looks good I wouldn’t personally purchase it at 90-100 but I like a few of the autographers Helfer, Cole and Kurtwood!

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  7. Thanks Cryptozoic for the contest! Have no idea how to use Twitter, but I think I retweeted it. I've heard my students talk about this show, but I've never seen it. Gotta say... that sketch card is sweet!

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  8. Great post! Love Rick and Morty and I may need to go out and get a box. Thanks for the contest!

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  9. I didn't realize Cryptozioc made so many trading cards, including Psych! One of my favorite shows when it was on TV.

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  10. The cards actually got me to consider watching the show. Crytozoic did a great job selling the show; as a product should do.

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  11. Decent looking design. Good look at the set. Thanks

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  12. Oh, wow! I really want those stickers! And signed cards, and I want to look at the quotes on the backs of the cards! Totally fan-girling these things.

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  13. Massive fan of this show, another great release!

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  14. I watch the show and enjoy it. Wish I had collector friends so we could do boxes. ebay is a great place to collect if you got lots of moola!

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  16. I'm actually in the middle of re-watching of all the episodes Love the show & the cards mostly the sketch cards have a few but wouldn't mind an auto so thanks for the chance twitter = @bmoney888

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  17. I almost have the base set of season 1 but much like season 1 the season 2 inserts are my favorite!

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  18. Great set but i wish they had retail boxes and packs to reach a broader audience. I really like some of the inscriptions on the autos

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  19. These are great looking cards. Cryptozoic really knows how to please fans. I think die hard fans of any property will seek out products like this, so I'm not too worried about them appearing in mass market retailers-- I'd hate to see Cryptozoic dilute the quality or quantity of hits.

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