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Sunday, October 13, 2019

NON-SPORT FRANKENSET - CARD #9

I HAVE ALL THE CARDS FROM THE NON-SPORT FRANKENSET SCANNED EXCEPT FOR THE BACK OF ONE STICKER I FORGOT SOMEHOW AND YES THERE ARE STICKERS IN THIS THING TOO

THERE IS NOW NO EXCUSE FOR ME TO NOT POST ONE OF THESE EVERY SUNDAY LIKE I SAID I WOULD LIKE SIX MONTHS AGO AND I'M NOW ON POST NUMBER NINE


2004 Rittenhouse Art and Images of Xena: The Warrior Princess - Xena


IN THE EARLY AUGHTS THERE WERE A SURPRISINGLY LARGE NUMBER OF TRADING CARD SETS THAT HAD CARD STOCK TEXTURED TO LOOK LIKE CANVAS WITH ARTSY FARTSY PICTURES ON THEM. DONRUSS HAD A FEW OF THEM WHAT WITH THEIR DIAMOND KINGS AND A PLAYOFF SET WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME AT THE MOMENT. BUT THIS IS NOT DONRUSS THIS IS RITTENHOUSE. IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH RITTENHOUSE ARCHIVES THEY'RE LIKE THE SWANKIEST NON-SPORT CARD MANUFACTURERS OUT THERE. THEIR SETS ARE DESIGNED VERY WELL, ARE USUALLY QUITE ATTRACTIVE AND HAVE BEEFY CARDSTOCK WITH A GOOD HAND FEEL. OF THE PILES OF NON-SPORTS STUFF I GOT YEARS AGO FROM A SELLER THAT WAS CLEARING OUT, THE RITTENHOUSE STUFF IS TIED WITH SOME OF THE CHROMIUM SETS FOR MY FAVORITES. THIS SET IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN: ART AND IMAGES OF XENA THE WARRIOR PRINCESS

I NEVER GOT TOO INTO THE HERCULES/XENA SHOWS IN THE 90S. HERCULES WAS ENTIRELY TOO SILLY AND I COULD JUST WATCH THE MST3K EPISODES WITH HERC IF I WANTED SILLY. XENA IS A GIRL AND IS A SHOW FOR GIRLS AND I COULDN'T WATCH IT BECAUSE I WAS NOT A GIRL. HOW COULD I WATCH A SHOW FOR GIRLS? THAT WAS ILLEGAL OR SOMETHING IN THE 90'S. HOLY SHIT HAVE TIMES CHANGED. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME BRUCE CAMPBELL WAS IN THIS SHOW, I MIGHT HAVE WATCHED A FEW EPISODES. MAYBE. THAT DIDN'T GET ME TO WATCH BRISCO COUNTY JUNIOR DESPITE MY ROOMMATE'S OBSESSION WITH THE SHOW. AND I WAS STILL KINDA AFRAID OF THE EVIL DEAD BACK THEN. LIKE I SAID, TIMES CHANGE. ANYWAY, HERE'S A CARD OF A NICE PAINTING OF LUCY LAWLESS RIDING A HORSE. OR, MORE LIKELY, A PHOTO OF LUCY AND HORSE RUN THROUGH A PHOTOSHOP FILTER OF SOME SORT TO MAKE IT LOOK PAINTINGISH. THAT HAPPENED A LOT IN THE EARLY OO'S AS WELL *COUGH COUGH 2002 HERITAGE COOOUGH*


ON THE BACK WE HAVE A THIGH. A TASTEFULLY ARTISTIC THIGH BUT A GIGANTIC THIGH TAKING UP THE WHOLE CARD NONETHELESS. THIS HAPPENS SOMETIMES WITH PUZZLE CARDS AND IT SURE BEATS THE ICHIRO ANCHORS CARD FROM A FEW POSTS AGO. CAREFULLY NOTE WHICH PUZZLE CARD THIS IS. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE FRAME THIS PUZZLE PIECE IS THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. ALSO NOTE THIS IS CARD NUMBER NINE. WHERE WOULD CARD NUMBER NINE GO IN A NINE-POCKET PAGE? AND WHERE WOULD THAT BE WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE BACK? SEE WHERE I'M GOING WITH THIS? PUT THIS SET UP IN A BINDER AND YOU HAVE A COMPLETE PUZZLE ON THE BACK OF EACH PAGE. I'D SHOW YOU THE WHOLE PUZZLE BUT I DON'T THINK I HAVE THE ENTIRE SET. THIS IS WHAT I MEAN ABOUT RITTENHOUSE BEING SWANKY AND HIGH-FALOOTIN' FOR A TRADING CARD COMPANY THOUGH. YA'D THINK IT WOULD BE OBVIOUS BUT IT REALLY DOES TAKE A LOT OF THOUGHT TO DESIGN A SET THIS WAY WHERE IT LOOKS GOOD FROM THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE BINDER PAGE. HOW MANY COMPANIES WOULD PUT THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE PUZZLE ON THE BACK OF CARD NUMBER SEVEN? YOU KNOW WHICH COMPANIES I'M TALKING ABOUT, THEY'D ABSOLUTELY DO THAT.  SO REMEMBER KIDS, IF YOU WANT SOME SUPER NICE NON-SPORTS SETS, THINK RITTENHOUSE. AND IF YOU WANT A SUPER-COOL CHEESY 90S BARBARIAN ACTION DRAMEDY TO WATCH, THINK XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.



DEAL WITH IT KEVIN, LUCY LAWLESS IS WAY COOLER THAN YOU ARE

!!!!!bonus competed page!!!!!


4 comments:

Fuji said...

I know the focus should be on Xena... but that Wonder Bread Luke is too cool not to comment on. Love the Perlorian Cats card too.

P-town Tom said...

That's a great looking first page.
In my wildest dreams I never thought Xena would make your binder. I loved that show back during my college days. I guess I didn't get the message it was for girls. LOL

Jon said...

I had a girlfriend who absolutely loved this show back during it's original run. I saw a number of episodes while over at her house, but just couldn't ever get into it. Although I did like the intro, and I had a major crush on the girl who played Callisto :)

Junk Masters said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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