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Mr. T Comics promos.

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September 02, 2021, 01:49 AM
Ace of Hearts
Mr. T Comics promos.
I've been trying complete this set but am not sure how many there are. I thought the cards corresponded with the number of the comic but don't think they do.
September 02, 2021, 01:07 PM
David R
Ace, this is what I recall. I am taking this from an older post of mine.

There are 17 numbered cards, # 1 to 17.

The Mr.T set by Now Comics was tough to put together, because the newsstand version of every issue had different cards in it than the direct (released through comic stores) version. Almost 30 years later, I am sure that most of the newsstand versions of the comic were tossed in the trash. So for instance, Mr.T card #1 came in one version of comic #1, but card #2 came in the SECOND version of issue #1 (not #2), so on and so forth.

Most of the early odd numbered cards came in the newsstand version of the comic, and the easier to find even ones (#2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) must have come in the more common comic book store version.

Towards the end, I believe that they discontinued doing different cards in the newsstand vs. direct comics, as the comic only lasted 10 issues and there are definitely not 20 cards.

There are also a few unnumbered Mr. T cards by NOW given out at various events.

There is also a gold card numbered to 10,000 which came in a Dynamic Forces Mr.T portfolio.

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September 02, 2021, 02:07 PM
David R
Here is a list of where the 17 numbered cards were distributed

1 Newsstand issue 1
2 Gold Foil direct edition 1
3 Newsstand 2
4 Direct issue 2
5 Newsstand 3
6 Direct issue 3
7 Newsstand 4
8 Direct issue 4
9 Newsstand 5
10 Direct issue 5
11 Newsstand Issue 6
12 Direct Issue 6
13 Direct issue 7
14 Newsstand 7
15 Direct issue 8
16 Direct issue 9
17 Direct issue 10
September 03, 2021, 02:30 AM
PCE2008 lists the 17 numbered cards plus 4 unnumbered cards:

n.n. "Mr. T at Comic fest '93 Philadelphia"
n.n. "June 17, 1993 is T-Day"
n.n. art by Neal Adams; marked "For Promotional Use Only" across the back.
n.n. "Call Mr. T"

I don't know what that one with Neal Adams art looks like - don't have it.
September 03, 2021, 09:22 AM
David R
The one that came in the Dynamic Forces portfolio has the same front image as card # 1 from the comics but the logo is in gold foil.
September 07, 2021, 12:14 PM
Ace of Hearts
Thanks David,
I ordered issue #9 hoping to get card #9 but got card #16. Good to know that there are 17 cards in the series. I have most. Also 3 of the unnumbered promos. Guess I will avoid buying the comics and just look for the cards. Thanks again.
September 07, 2021, 12:21 PM
Ace of Hearts
I still need #9 and #14. Will have to check on the higher numbers as I thought they only went as high as the comics. Also the Neal Adams card.
September 07, 2021, 04:55 PM
David R
Ace, just look on ebay for the newsstand versions of issues # 5 and 7 for the cards that you are missing.

You can usually see through the bagged comics as to what cards are inside.
September 07, 2021, 05:29 PM
David R
Ace, if it helps, the card # 9 shows T standing in front of a wall with graffiti while # 14 shows him behind bars.
September 14, 2021, 12:27 PM
Ace of Hearts
Thanks David,
I will do as you suggest.
October 06, 2021, 03:49 AM
Ace of Hearts
How do you tell Newsstand from Direct?
October 06, 2021, 04:01 AM
Ace of Hearts
I just bought #5 and #7 but the cards don't match your descriptions.
October 06, 2021, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by Ace of Hearts:
How do you tell Newsstand from Direct?

Newsstand version have a barcode in the box at the bottom. The Direct market ones have something else.

Example of issue 4. on the bottom left.
October 06, 2021, 10:47 AM
David R
Raj is correct.

I picked these cards up on ebay and from on-line comic stores in the early 2000s and they were not easy to find. I had to track down the bagged comics one by one. I can only theorize that perhaps some of the newsstand versions also came bagged with cards. Looking on ebay now, most of them do not. My only advice is to keep looking for the comics and carefully look at the scans to see what cards are inside. Don't buy them without seeing what you are actually getting.

I can post scans of all 17 cards if you want to see what they look like.
October 08, 2021, 06:12 PM
Ace of Hearts
That would be cool. The comics I bought do not have a bar code and the cards do not fit the description. Half of everything I bought on line this past year were duplicates or the wrong thing.
Time to sell or trade.
Thanks, Ace
October 14, 2021, 01:42 AM
David R asked me if I would post the images he has for the Mr. T and the T-Force set:

October 14, 2021, 09:39 AM
David R
Jess, thank you for posting these cards for me.

Sheet 1 on the left consists of comic cards #1-5 (the right and left middle row and the 3 on the bottom), while the other 4
are the convention cards and other promos (T Day, Call Mr. T, Comic Fest, Neal Adams)

Sheet 2 is cards # 6 to 14.

Sheet 3 is cards # 15 to 17

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