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  • Harry Potter Movie Card Collectors -- I Know You're Out There!

    I see the Harry Potter movie-based trading cards on e-bay, and I see the prices being paid for them. Heck! I've paid some of the prices for them, so I know I'm not the only one who's an avid collector. But, man, you guys are hard to find. There aren't any forums for HP Movie card collectors -- not the Trading Card game, but the Artbox and CardsInc. sets.

    So, I'm looking for others who are interested, and have been collecting these cards for a while. My "friend" (seeing that I'm now a card "addict" I'm not sure whether he's a friend or enabler) gave me two boxes of Deathly Hallows 1 cards and the base sets for Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets for Christmas. They all fit into a 1 1/2 " binder. Now, I have 8 binders and will need another one when DH 2 cards are released this summer! OMG!

    I have so many questions:
    • Why did Wizards of the Coast only put out one set of HP cards...and, why aren't they worth more since they were discontinued?
    • What differences are there in the base cards from the hobby boxes and base cards from the retail boxes?
    • Why do the UK (CardsInc) base sets have two different backs - one shiny, one dull? What's the difference? Does anyone have a complete list of the UK cards available?
    And these are just some of my questions. If there are any other HP movie card fans out there, step forward, please....I'm getting really lonely here.

    Hooked on Cards

  • #2
    I've done some research for you, and here's what I've found in searching the web. I believe you have answered your own questions with the second and third questions you've asked above. It appears that the hobby version is the shiny back and the retail version is the dull back. This is very common with sports cards regarding retail/hobby differences. Also, I see the product was a quick sell out. So the words discontinued can also be that the fact the product sold out and there won't be any more releases from that one set as all the 'hits' have been dispursed into the already sold out boxes. As far as the checklist you've requested I hope this helps.....

    Base Set (90 Cards)

    Foil Puzzle Insert Set (9 Cards : 1 per 5 Packs)

    Autograph Cards (1 in 48 packs)
    Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley [by redemption] Ultra Rare
    Dave Legeno as Fenrir Greyback Ultra Rare
    Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood Ultra Rare
    Nick Moran as Scabior Ultra Rare
    Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour Ultra Rare
    Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood Rare
    Andy Linden as Mundungus Fletcher Rare
    Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy Rare
    Rade Serbedzija as Gregorovitch [by redemption] Rare
    David Thewlis as Remus Lupin Rare
    Guy Henry as Pius Thicknesse Common
    Simon McBurney as voice of Kreacher Common
    David O'Hara as Albert Runcorn Common
    Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks Common
    Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley [by redemption] Common

    Costume Cards (1 in 24 Packs)
    C1 worn by Emma Watson as Hermione Granger [grey/blue shirt] /310
    C2 worn by Domhnall Gleeson as Bill Weasley /530
    C3 worn by Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy /460
    C4 worn by Emma Watson as Hermione Granger [purple shirt] /280
    C5 worn by Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy /500
    C6 worn by Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley [green shirt] /450
    C7 worn by Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter /310
    C8 worn by Oliver Phelps as George Weasley /580
    C9 used to create Peter Pettigrew's costume /380
    C10 used to create Luna Lovegood's costume /240
    C11 used to create Severus Snape's costume /280
    C12 worn by Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley [brown jacket] /380
    C13 worn by James Phelps as Fred Weasley /530
    C14 used to create Bellatrix Lestrange's costume /510
    C15 worn by Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley [stripes/flower shirt] /460

    Prop Cards (1 in 80 Packs)
    P1 The Daily Prophet ["Dark Mark Sparks Panic"] /260
    P2 Blanket from tent /330
    P3 Saucers and candles from Bathilda Bagshot's house /110
    P4 Harry Potter's rucksack /140
    P5 Undesirable No.1 poster /220
    P6 Wands from Gregorovitch's shop /140
    P7 Drawings from the Lovegood house /200
    P8 Ron Weasley's rucksack /160
    P9 The Daily Prophet ["New Headmaster"] /260
    P10 Ministry of Magic court room paperwork /290
    P11 The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore book /180
    P12 Clothes pegs from tent /110

    Cinema Film Cell Cards (1 in 80 Packs)
    CFC1 (trio in doorway) /247
    CFC2 (Harry at tree) /247
    CFC3 The Daily Prophet ["Advice"] /247
    CFC4 (Harry in bag) /247
    CFC5 (Harry in graveyard) /247
    CFC6 (Hermione and Harry) /247
    CFC7 (Hermione in plaid) /247
    CFC8 (Harry pointing wand) /247
    CFC9 (Hermione at grave) /247

    Box Topper Clear Cards (1 per Box)
    BT1 Harry Potter
    BT2 Ron Weasley
    BT3 Hermione
    BT4 Ron

    Case Topper Sand Blast Crystal Cards (1 per Case)
    CT1 (Bellatrix Lestrange)
    CT2 (Death Eater, wand over head)
    CT3 (Death Eater, casting forward)

    Multiple Case Purchase Incentive Cards
    Ci1 worn by Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley costume [2 cases] /330
    Ci2 worn by Mark Wilson as Arthur Weasley costume [5 cases] /180
    Ci3 worn by Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter costume [10 cases] /130
    Ci4 Gold coins from Gringotts prop [25 cases] /88 [reports: ~10 made, most damaged]
    Ci4 Silver coins from Gringotts prop [25 cases] /88
    Ci4 Copper coins from Gringotts prop [25 cases] /88

    Promo Cards
    SDCC10 Promo 01 Coming Winter 2010! [SDCC 2010; Harry]
    SDCC10 Promo 02 Coming Winter 2010! [SDCC 2010; trio]
    Promo 01 Coming Winter 2010! [Ron]
    Promo 02 Coming Winter 2010! [Harry and Hermione]
    Promo 03 Coming Winter 2010! [Harry]
    Promo 04 Coming Winter 2010! [Ron; album exclusive]
    Promo 05 Coming Winter 2010! [Hermione; album exclusive]

    Hope that helps

    Ken Griffey Jr.

    Raiders and Dolphins from 2012-2020
    A's and Reds from 2012-2020


    • #3
      Thank you

      Hey, thank you for your reply. It may be that the CardsInc. backs are different due to one being a retail and one be a hobby box. I've been to Jeff Allenders House of List, and he has quite a bit on the Artbox stuff, but no one seems to know much about the UK cards.

      If you should come across any info on the UK cards, could you let me know? Thanks again for your quick reply.

      Hooked on Cards


      • #4
        Right now, I've got all but a few "stragglers" for the DH 1 set. A couple of the really expensive autograph and prop or costume cards, maybe 5 or 6 total, that I don't have.

        I've got all of the base sets except the UK base sets (I have a partial with shiny back and a partial with dull back). I have all of the foil chase cards for each of the US sets, or have the few stray cards for them on order

        It seems, since The Prisoner of Azkaban was the first set released, and then followed up with sets from the first two movies, they went all out with it. There are so many chase sets, parallels and such, it's going to be a real challenge to get a really impressive set going. While I have all of the US hobby base sets, chase sets, etc., and all of the retail base set (except 1 card, which I will find somewhere), I'm concentrating on the US hobby sets by Artbox right now. I'll get the retail and UK sets later.

        I'm working "backwards" now that I have DH 1 almost completed, I'm working on Half-Blood Prince. But, if I see cards from the other sets at reasonable prices, I'll pick them up. I plan to put together "Mini Starter Sets" to sell on e-bay which would include the 90-card base set, a box topper, a couple of chase cards, and promo or other cards for one price. The price will depend on the set and what's included. I think that might help people who are interested in collecting to get started by getting the base set out of the way and having a start on the additional sets.

        Hooked on Cards