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Lord of the Rings Masterpieces (Topps)

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October 30, 2006, 12:44 PM
Arvin Sloane
Lord of the Rings Masterpieces (Topps)
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Originally posted by RAMolinelli:
I'm thinking the top of Gandalfs Staff, but I may be wrong!

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October 30, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by Master:
I was wondering there for a minute cause it reminds me of something else...


I won't ask what, but I think I've got a fair idea. Wink

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October 30, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by Headless Horseman:
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Originally posted by zerosev:
I read that one of the artists spent a lot of time doing hands or feet or something very technical because it was a real challenge for them. We think it is just FEET but I guess there is quite a bit of work involved in making feet look like feet.


But would you want that card?


Do you mean that one artist used the sketch cards as a try-out to improve his hand an feet drawing skills? Big Grin
October 30, 2006, 02:13 PM
Over_Worked_Mom
I actually like the "feet" card *lol* color me silly, but I think they're kinda cute - so if you wanna trade or whatever, let me know Smile
October 30, 2006, 05:40 PM
Master
Ok Guess What. I just got back from my trip to the card shop and I bought 3 boxes of these and here are the results.

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces Box 1
Etched-Foil Puzzle Cards (1:6 packs; art by Kayanan)
1 of 6 (Sam, Frodo, Gollum) (x2)
2 of 6 (Saruman, Gandalf)
3 of 6 (Merry, Boromir, Pippin)
5 of 6 (Aragorn) (x2)

Foil Art Cards (1:4 packs)
1 of 9 (Aragorn)
2 of 9 (Legolas)
3 of 9 (Gimli)
4 of 9 (Gandalf)
7 of 9 (Pippin) (x2)
8 of 9 (Merry)
9 of 9 (Boromir)

Bronze Parallel Foil Art Cards (1:36 packs)
5 of 9 (Frodo)

Artist Sketch Cards (1:18 packs)
Jeff Chandler 106 (LEVEL B)
Walter Rice 206 (LEVEL C)

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces Box 2
Etched-Foil Puzzle Cards (1:6 packs; art by Kayanan)
1 of 6 (Sam, Frodo, Gollum)
2 of 6 (Saruman, Gandalf)
3 of 6 (Merry, Boromir, Pippin)
4 of 6 (Gimli)
5 of 6 (Aragorn)
6 of 6 (Legolas)

Foil Art Cards (1:4 packs)
1 of 9 (Aragorn)
2 of 9 (Legolas)
3 of 9 (Gimli)
4 of 9 (Gandalf)
5 of 9 (Frodo)
6 of 9 (Sam)
7 of 9 (Pippin)
8 of 9 (Merry)
9 of 9 (Boromir)

Bronze Parallel Foil Art Cards (1:36 packs)
4 of 9 (Gandalf)

Artist Sketch Cards (1:18 packs)
Jerry Vanderstelt 106(LEVEL B)
Christian Dalla Vecchia XXX(LEVEL I)

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces Box 3
Etched-Foil Puzzle Cards (1:6 packs; art by Kayanan)
1 of 6 (Sam, Frodo, Gollum)
2 of 6 (Saruman, Gandalf)
3 of 6 (Merry, Boromir, Pippin)
4 of 6 (Gimli)
5 of 6 (Aragorn)
6 of 6 (Legolas)

Foil Art Cards (1:4 packs)
1 of 9 (Aragorn)
2 of 9 (Legolas)
3 of 9 (Gimli)
4 of 9 (Gandalf)
5 of 9 (Frodo)
6 of 9 (Sam)
7 of 9 (Pippin)
8 of 9 (Merry)
9 of 9 (Boromir)

Bronze Parallel Foil Art Cards (1:36 packs)
3 of 9 (Gimli)

Artist Sketch Cards (1:18 packs)
Dave Dorman XXX(LEVEL B)
Ray Dillon 252(LEVEL C)

I done good *Smug Mode On*
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October 30, 2006, 06:05 PM
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CRIPES!
What a great haul

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October 30, 2006, 06:25 PM
RAMolinelli
WOW GREAT Pulls. I got two boxes headed my way tomorrow, anyone interested in trading when I get my boxes! There are some artists I want so I will post em!

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October 30, 2006, 06:31 PM
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omg, you did AWESOME!!!! AWESOME!!!! great pulls bro.

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October 30, 2006, 09:17 PM
ztaylork
Well, didn't expect any cases today, but I forgot I had ordered 2 cases from a totally different seller on ebay, and they arrived today!!!! Here are the highlights of the 2 cases (short of 2 boxes that haven't been cracked yet, my wife had to get a break from the 2 monsters, so when she gets back we will finish Smile ) Overall its not too bad, the 1st case was definetly a lot worse, but there are some good looking sketches in there.





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October 31, 2006, 12:39 AM
Don Norton
Got my first box today and was pleased with what I found:

2 complete base sets 1-90

1 set Foil Art Cards 1 thru 9

1 set Etched Foil Puzzle 1 thru 6

1 Bronze Parrallel card 2 of 9 (Legolas)

2 Sketch cards
1 Howard Shum No. 282 stylized Legolas Level I
1 Joanne Ellen Mutch Aragorn(very nice)Level B

The foils are very nicely done, and the base set is my favorite of all the LOTR sets.
Have another box coming later in the week.
October 31, 2006, 02:56 AM
hammer
Well done to all Thumb Up
October 31, 2006, 10:15 AM
tangent
I opened my 2 cases today. No eureka cards, but I am happy. I didn't get any of the gold foil or other special inserts but I did consistently pull 2 sketches per box so wasn't disappointed like many others.

The base cards are nice but I really like the foils (both types). I will post scans of the sketches on my website sometime tomorrow (it's about 2 am here now, though I might yet do it tonight) but here's the list.

Katie Cook - Treebeard
Christian Dalla Vecchia x3 - Lurtz, Balrog, Legolas
Michael Duron - Galadriel
Darla Ecklund x2 - Nazgul, Ring
Davide Fabbri x4 - Sauron, Frodo, Gandalf, Soldier
Roberto Flores x2 - Gandalf, Nazgul
Matthew Goodmanson - Aragorn
Grant Gould x3 - Uruk Hai (all 3)
Jess Hickman - Nazgul
Lee Kohse - Frodo
Leah Mangue - Treebeard
Jake Myler - Arwen
Sean Pence - Frodo
Connie Persampieri - Frodo
Jason Keith Phillips - Orc
Howard Shum x2 - Legolas (both, but different)
Robert Teranishi x3 - Orc (x2), King of Dead?
Ryan Waterhouse - Lurtz

Overall, a good spread of artists. One case had 3 Level D and the other case had the 3 Level C and the remaining 3 Level D so there was a bit of unevenness. No A or B at all and the Myler is the only full colour (though a couple have light colouring). Also, collation was rough on the bronze foils. I got 1 per box but managed only 6 different from the 16 boxes - oh well, I am sure I will be able to trade to fix that.

Jen

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October 31, 2006, 01:39 PM
leia214
My husband and I each opened a box at the same time so my results are skewed but I do know that neither of would have completed the etched foil puzzle or foil art card set from our individual box. Combined we did ok!

4 base sets plus extras

2 sets - Etched-Foil Puzzle Cards

2 sets - Foil Art Cards

2 Bronze Parallel Foil Art Cards

4 Artist Sketch Cards

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October 31, 2006, 06:17 PM
alfster
Broke my case yesterday. Got 8 sets of the silver foils and 8 sets of 6 piece foils. Missing Card #1 to complete the bronze set.

Here are the sketches.

Cook 1:89
Dillion 1:122 my favourite
Otto Dieffenbach 1:146
S. Wilkinson 1:248
L Mangue 1:248
Gould 1:89
M Duron 1:122
J Howard 1:146
Fabbri 1:59
Teranishi 1:89
Waterhouse 1:89
Shum 1:59
Vecchia 1:59

I hope you all enjoy the scans

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October 31, 2006, 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by alfster:
Broke my case yesterday. Got 8 sets of the silver foils and 8 sets of 6 piece foils. Missing Card #1 to complete the bronze set.

Here are the sketches.
Dillion 1:122 my favourite

I hope you all enjoy the scans


Yeah - the DILLON is magical - I love it

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October 31, 2006, 10:39 PM
Dragoncrypt
Picked up a case last week and I'm pretty happy with my pulls. I really enjoyed this set and it had tons of inserts. I didn't get any refractors, golds, or Kayanan original art but I wasn't expecting to.

Box 1
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1,2x2,3,4,5,7,8,9
Bronze Foil - 4
Sketch Cards
Brandon McKinney (C) - Boromir
Josh Howard (B) - Saruman




Box 2
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1 Set
Bronze Foil - 9
Sketch Cards
Sarah Wilkonson (G) - Boromir
Lean Mangue (G) - Theodin




Box 3
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1 Set
Bronze Foil - 1
Sketch Cards
Ryan Waterhouse (H) - Eomer
Robert Teranishi (H) - Wormtongue




Box 4
Etch Foil - 1,2,3,4x3,6
Foil - 1x3,2,3,6,8x2,9x2
Bronze Foil - 3
Sketch Cards
Jon Ocampo (C) - Gandalf
Len Bellinger (B) - King of the Dead




Box 5
Etch Foil - 1 set
Foil - 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Bronze Foil - 5
Sketch Cards
Kyle Babbitt (B) - Dark Riders



Box 6
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1,2,3,5x2,6,7,8,9
Bronze Foil - 2
Sketch Cards
Robert Teranishi (H) - Orc
Grant Gould (H) - Orc




Box 7
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1 Set
Bronze Foil - 2
Sketch Cards
Howard Shum (I) - Steward
Grant Gould (H) - Orc




Box 8
Etch Foil - 1 Set
Foil - 1 Set
Bronze Foil - 1
Sketch Cards
Sean Pence (C) - Sauron
Lee Kohse (D) - Dark Rider Mount




I think I got lucky with all the B's and C's that I pulled from the case considering some of the other case breaks I've seen. My favourite sketch is the Bellinger. It is sooooo creepy! Eek

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November 01, 2006, 12:41 AM
tangent
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Katie Cook - Treebeard
Christian Dalla Vecchia x3 - Lurtz, Balrog, Legolas
Michael Duron - Galadriel
Darla Ecklund x2 - Nazgul, Ring
Davide Fabbri x4 - Sauron, Frodo, Gandalf, Soldier
Roberto Flores x2 - Gandalf, Nazgul
Matthew Goodmanson - Aragorn
Grant Gould x3 - Uruk Hai (all 3)
Jess Hickman - Nazgul
Lee Kohse - Frodo
Leah Mangue - Treebeard
Jake Myler - Arwen
Sean Pence - Frodo
Connie Persampieri - Frodo
Jason Keith Phillips - Orc
Howard Shum x2 - Legolas (both, but different)
Robert Teranishi x3 - Orc (x2), King of Dead?
Ryan Waterhouse - Lurtz


Scans are now up on my website. I won't post them here as I have never worked out how to do so of appropriate size. Some of them are intermingled with my Evolution scans in the LOTR Gallery (Dalla Vecchia Lurtz, Ecklund Nazgul, Fabbri Sauron, Flores Gandalf, Phillips Orc, Teranishi Orc). The rest are up for trade so are at that part of my site. This includes a couple of the nicer sketches, so you might want to check there first.

Jen

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November 01, 2006, 02:46 AM
ztaylork
Well I just cracked 6 cases, and here are the highlights:

Sean Pence Eowyn...YES!!! 2 color Chandlers (and he only did 50 pack inserted colors....LUCKY!! Smile Big Blue Eyed Gollum!!! Not to mention some other sweet stuff in these first nine:



I absolutely love the Keith Phillips Aragorn!!! And the Jessica Hickman is awesome as well!!! (as they all are Smile )




And I love the Matthew Goodmanson Aragorn facing down Lurtz!!



Some more pretty sketches:



A couple puzzle cards that need to find the rest of the puzzle pieces Smile



And lastly I need help with a few artists. I belive the gorgeous Aragorn/Arwen is Jim Kyle, but not positive, and the middle one without a sig, I need some help on him for sure Smile



Anyways, unfortunetly I will not be able to keep all of these wonderful cards, so some will hit that evil websit, and some will get traded for my preciuos Arwen!!! I will admit my fingers hurt a little from all the packs. One thing though, out of the 8 cases I have opened now, not a single gold foil art card!!!!

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November 01, 2006, 04:20 AM
Master
8 Cases! Wow I dont envy all that pack opening.

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November 01, 2006, 07:43 AM
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And lastly I need help with a few artists. I belive the gorgeous Aragorn/Arwen is Jim Kyle, but not positive, and the middle one without a sig, I need some help on him for sure


* The first one looks indeed like a Jim Kyle one, even thought it's not his normal (a bit cartoonish/anime) style.
* I put my money on Jess Hickman for the second one ?!
* And the last one is definitive a Joanne Mutch card (She signes with jem06).