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My case had 47 of the 49 pack inserted autographs. I was missing 2 of the very limited autographs (Morgan Brittany & Tim Stafford), but I did get the other 2 (Cliff Robertson & Cliff Osmond). Each of the 12 boxes had the 4 autographs advertised. There was also a case topper autograph, so with this single case, I was able to assemble 48 of the 52 total autograph cards, since there was only one duplicate.

Missing from the case were only those 2 very limited autos. The last 2 autographs are the 3 case incentive Cliff Robertson (who is in the regular set) and the 6 case incentive of TZ writer George Clayton Johnson. Great, but I already have a nice autograph card from him from the Breygent Movie Posters set.

If these autograph seedings are consistent through the cases, there are about 165 of the very limited autographs and 330 of the others, which is why they are pretty much all considered "limited". There should also be about 330 of the case topper card (Dana Dillaway), also. The 3 case incentive (Cliff Robertson) should be limited to about 110 total and the 6 case incentive there would be about 55 copies of, if they made every one of those they would need (should 55 buyers each buy the 6 cases necessary to receive the card).

There were also some "Archive Boxes" made so that probably means an extra 25 of each of the pack inserted autographs, plus whatever RA makes for replacements and their files.

I sorted only one box of base cards for one 79 card set with 30 duplicates left over. That will likely be the results of most boxes. The base set is excellent, perhaps the pictures could have been slightly larger, but no real complaint on that.

So assuming there will be about 360 duplicate base cards per box, once those are put together, hopefully a few more base sets would be the result, with 4 more being the most possible. If that happens, each case would hold 16 base set of cards, meaning only about 5,300 base sets are possible (since only approx. 333 cases of these cards were made). This is a true limited edition.

Insert ratios were slightly different than advertised as the lenticular set is 3 cards per box instead of the 2 per box shown on the Rittenhouse website checklist. This is a very good thing as my case was able to yield exactly two complete 18 card lenticular sets (L1-L18) with no leftovers.

WIGGLE CARDS!!! Only 666 sets of the Lenticular cards these will be possible. They are highly CONDITION SENSITIVE in that they suffer from the same edge chipping that the other Rittenhouse thin stock lenticular cards have, and because these TZ cards have borders that are largely black, the damage really shows. Handle them very carefully!

The other two 9 card inserts sets are "Portraits" (Por 1-9) and "A Life of Their Own" (Z1-Z9), and like the lenticulars, each is new to Twilight Zone cards. These did come 2 cards from each set per box, as advertised. With that seeding, I was able to make 2 of each nine card set and would have had 6 duplicates left over from each set per box, but was missing a portraits card from one box.

If all cases are like mine, that means the most sets that can be made of the "Portraits" and "A Life of Their Own" cards is about 900 of each. It will be somewhat less in the end, considering there is the odd number (2.75 sets of each 9 card chase set) per case.

Here's a look at the 3 chase card sets. The autograph card pix should be all over the Internet by now, particularly where you would expect.



All in all, nice cards, and another fine effort from Rittenhouse!

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Just got my box and binder today.
Great set! Love the lenticular cards.

Autos from my box:
Jean Marsh - "The Lonely"
Arlene Martel / Arlene Sax - What You Need"
Tom Lowell - "The Changing of the Guard"
Jack Ging - "The Whole Truth"

Overall, another great release. A perfect tribute to the Twilight Zone legacy.
 
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Box 1808/4000

79 card base set w/ 30 extras
Life of Its Own - Z2, Z9
Portraits - Por3, Por4
Lenticular - L7, L8, L18

Autos:
A-108 - Bonnie Beecher as Mary Rachel in "Come Wander With Me"
A-139 - Chuck Hicks as Maynard Flash in "Steel"
A-141 - John Astin as Charlie in "A Hundred Yards Over The Rim"
A-142 - Camille Franklin as Molly in "Printer's Devil"

Very, very nice set...really like the lenticulars.

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Opened one case. I also ended up with 47 of the 49 autos (1 duplicate, A148 Joyce Van Patten), the two autos I am missing are A111 (Cliff Osmond) and A135 (Cliff Robertson) - both very limited.

I haven't sorted out the other inserts yet, but chesspieceface is right about the lenticular cards, they are very delicate! A few of the ones I pulled had pretty good sized pieces missing along the edges.

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I guess my case isn't turning out that well. I have 2 boxes yet to open and have around 10 duplicate autographs so far. I also haven't completed the Lenticular or Life insert sets yet. Look for my breakdown and scans later tonight. Frown

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Hey Mike,
Based on mine and Miss Lizzy's consistent breaks, it looks like your case got a bit fouled up in the packing process.

Have you at least got 2 of the limited autographs like we did? (Brittany, Stafford, Osmond, Robertson)

Finally, I don't have any extra of the lenticulars since I made 2 sets exactly, but I did have 2/3 of an extra set of the "Life of Their Own" inserts and could at least offer a trade to help you finish that set (if it doesn't work out for you from the last 2 boxes that is). Good luck!

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My last box completed my Life insert set but I ended up missing 1 card to complete the Lenticular. I did get 2 Very Limited, but both were Robertson. At the end I had 12 duplicate autographs, which was very disappointing based on the other breakdowns here. And my first box was short 1 autograph so I'll be contacting Rittenhouse.

Here's the breakdown.

Hobby Case Topper A-126



Box 01:
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0 Base Set (6 cards short)
1 A Life Of Its Own Z8
3 Autographs A-108,138,141
4 In Motion Lenticular L01,09,10,11
3 Portraits Por1,1,5

Box 02:
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0 Base Set (7 cards short)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z2,5
4 Autographs A-099,100,135,143
2 In Motion Lenticular L06,14
1 Portrait Por3

Box 03:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z1,5
4 Autographs A-118,120,121,125
3 In Motion Lenticular L03,04,05
2 Portraits Por2,6

Box 04:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z7,9
4 Autographs A-112,142,144,145
3 In Motion Lenticular L01,02,12
2 Portraits Por7,8

Box 05:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z1,6
4 Autographs A-112,141,142,144
3 In Motion Lenticular L01,02,12
2 Portraits Por2,9

Box 06:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z2,5
4 Autographs A-101,135,143,146
2 In Motion Lenticular L04,05
2 Portraits Por3,4

Box 07:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z7,9
4 Autographs A-103,131,132,134
3 In Motion Lenticular L07,08,18
2 Portraits Por3,7

Box 08:
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0 Base Set (2 cards short)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z4,6
4 Autographs A-103,132,134,137
2 In Motion Lenticular L07,18
2 Portraits Por2,9

Box 09:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z7,8
4 Autographs A-109,110,113,148
3 In Motion Lenticular L09,10,11
2 Portraits Por1,8

Box 10:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z2,5
4 Autographs A-108,137,138,139
3 In Motion Lenticular L09,10,11
2 Portraits Por4,6

Box 11:
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0 Base Set (4 cards short)
1 A Life Of Its Own Z8
4 Autographs A-117,119,127,130
4 In Motion Lenticular L15,16,17,18
2 Portraits Por1,8

Box 12:
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1 Base Set
2 A Life Of Its Own Z3,4
4 Autographs A-105,106,107,140
3 In Motion Lenticular L07,08,18
2 Portraits Por5,9
































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Mike, which lenticular card are you missing? (I know I could have looked through you breakdown and figured it out, but I'm feeling lazy)

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Originally posted by Miss Lizzy:
Mike, which lenticular card are you missing? (I know I could have looked through you breakdown and figured it out, but I'm feeling lazy)


I'm missing L13 to complete my set. I sent Rittenhouse an email this morning so hopefully they can help me out with this.

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Mike, which lenticular card are you missing? (I know I could have looked through you breakdown and figured it out, but I'm feeling lazy)


I'm missing L13 to complete my set. I sent Rittenhouse an email this morning so hopefully they can help me out with this.


I only pulled 2 of L13 anyways (and one of them was damaged Frown ) I'm going to be contacting Rittenhouse as well to see if I can get a couple of replacements.

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Rittenhouse is helping me out with some of the case problems so I'll be ok. I might need to trade for some common cards to finish more base sets but have to finish sorting first.

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great stuff, star trek and Twilight Zone both have such unreal complete autograph check lists. Nice to see the cliff robertson autographs, makes me think theres gonna be an uncle ben autograph down the road as well. Thumb Up

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Got my box today, a local sports delaer is slowly being brought over to the dark side of non-sports - and I got my box from him. He had opened 2 boxes, and no very limiteds among them, so thought I had a chance.

From box 1652/4000
1 base set of 79 cards plus 30 extras.
3 Motion cards 3,4,5
2 Life of Its Own 2,5
2 Portrait 1,8 (Both of which I already had)
Autos:
A116 Doris Singleton
A120 Earl Holiman
A121 Barbara Perry (Very Nice signature)
A125 Paul Comi

So, no Very Limited in my batch. I am very pleased with the Holiman though

As to the base cards, I think the images could have been a little bigger, but overall, a nice set with all the TZ episodes represented.
 
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Opened two boxes of the new Twilight Zone release:

(Box 3297/4000)
Base set - 1 complete, 30 extra cards
Autographs - A117 (Jean Marsh), A130 (Jack Ging), A131 (Doug Heyes Jr.), A132 (Robert Sampson)
In Motion - L4, L5, L6
Life of Its Own - Z3, Z4
Portraits - Por3, Por7

(Box 0307/4000)
Base set - 1 complete, 30 extra cards
Autographs - A107 (Patrick Mcnee), A109 (Richard Erdman), A110 (Read Morgan), A140 (Mary Gregory)
In Motion - L13, L14, L15
Life of Its Own - Z4 Frown, Z6
Portraits - Por7 Frown, Por8

No very limited autographs, and two duplicated chase cards, but I am still pleased with my boxes. Overall, this is a good looking set, with the coverage of every episode aired and the nice stock and pictures. Another great Rittenhouse release!
 
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2 more:

Box 870/4000

79 card base set
Life of Its Own - Z1, Z3, Z4
Portraits - Por5
Lenticular - L7, L10, L11

Autos:
A-130 - Jack Ging as Young Man in "The Whole Truth"
A-134 - Randy Boone as Private Michael McCluskey in "The 7th is Made up of Phantoms"
A-137 - Louie Ilias as Sailor in "The Thirty-Fathom Grave"
A-138 - Anthony Call as Helmsman in "The Thirty-Fathom Grave"



Box 2869:

79 card base set
Life of Its Own - Z2, Z5
Portraits - Por3, Por4
Lenticular - L1, L2, L12

Autos:
A-113 - Sarah Marshall as Ruth Miller in "Little Girl Lost"
A-115 - Terry Becker as Jagger in "I Am the Night-Color Me Black"
A-116 - Mary Badham as Sport Sharewood in "The Bewitchin' Pool"
A-133 - Lea Waggner as Mrs. Goodman in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"


Greg

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Box# 2889

One base set
A life of its Own- Z1, Z6
Portraits- por2, Por9
Lenticulars- L10, L11, L12
Autos- A-103-Brooke Hayward, A-131-Doug Heyes, A-132-Robert Sampson, A-134-Randy Boone

Very nice set.

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This was my first ever case and I really enjoyed opening each and every box/pack.

My case had 39 of the 49 pack inserted autographs. There were a total of 9 duplicate autographs (A-105, 117, 119, 124, 127, 134, 137, 138 and 139). The case contained one very limited autograph (A-111 Cliff Osmond) card.

Counting the case topper autograph, the case included 40 of the 52 total autograph cards.

While I was disappointed with the 9 duplicate autograph cards and receiving only one of the very limited autograph cards, overall this is a very nice product by Rittenhouse.

Here are the details;

Box 01-0759 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life of Its Own Z7, Z8
4 Autographs A-134, A-137, A-138, A-139
3 In Motion Lenticular L-1, L-11, L-12
2 Portraits Por1, Por8

Box 02-0813 of 4000:
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0 Base Set (missing 11,28,39,46,49,70,71,75,76 and 39 extra cards)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z1, Z6
4 Autographs A-117, A-119, A-124, A-127
4 In Motion Lenticular L-7, L-17, L-17, L-18
1 Portraits Por2

Box 03-3823 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life of Its Own Z3, Z8
4 Autographs A-102, A-104, A-105, A-114
3 In Motion Lenticular L-6, L-13, L-14
2 Portraits Por1, Por5

Box 04--3813 of 4000:
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? Base Set (not sorted yet)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z2, Z9
4 Autographs A-112, A-141, A-142, A-144
3 In Motion Lenticular L-9, L-10, L-11
2 Portraits Por3, Por7

Box 05-2815 of 4000:
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? Base Set (not sorted yet)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z3, Z8
4 Autographs A-115, A-116, A-129, A-133
3 In Motion Lenticular L-9, L-10, L-11
2 Portraits Por1, Por5

Box 06-0814 of 4000:
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? Base Set (not sorted yet)
1 A Life Of Its Own Z1
4 Autographs A-117, A-119, A-127, A-130
3 In Motion Lenticular L-6, L-13, L-14
2 Portraits Por2, Por6

Box 07-1813 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z7, Z8
4 Autographs A-108, A-137, A-138, A-139
3 In Motion Lenticular L-7, L-8, L-18
2 Portraits Por1, Por8

Box 08-1814 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z7, Z9
4 Autographs A-118, A-120, A-121, A-125
3 In Motion Lenticular L-1, L-2, L-12
2 Portraits Por7, Por8

Box 09-0815 of 4000:
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? Base Set (not sorted yet)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z4, Z6,
4 Autographs A-109, A-110, A-113, A-148
3 In Motion Lenticular L-7, L-8, L-18
2 Portraits Por2, Por9

Box 10-2814 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z3, Z4
4 Autographs A-103, A-131, A-132, A-134
3 In Motion Lenticular L-15, L-16, L-17
2 Portraits Por5, Por9

Box 11-3814 of 4000:
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? Base Set (not sorted yet)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z2, Z5
4 Autographs A-111, A-122, A-123, A-124
3 In Motion Lenticular L-3, L-4, L-5
2 Portraits Por3, Por4

Box 12-1815 of 4000:
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1 Base Set (30 extra cards)
2 A Life Of Its Own Z1, Z5
4 Autographs A-105, A-106, A-107, A-140
3 In Motion Lenticular L-15, L-16, L-17
2 Portraits Por4, Por6

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Welcome to the board, Andrew!

Just in case you didn't know, make sure to save your wrapper from this and all of your future Rittenhouse purchases. They have a rewards program and you've already got 576 points with the wrappers from your Complete Twilight Zone case (288 wrappers each worth 2 points).

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Thanks, chesspieceface, for the welcome and the alert regarding the wrappers. I still have the wrappers but did not know that Rittenhouse had a rewards program!

I would also like to thank you again as well as Miss Lizzy and venom5liter. I am new to modern non-sport card collecting and wasn't sure what would be included in a case. The information provided in your posts gave me a better idea what would be included and convinced me to make the purchase. Needless to say, I am very happy with the cards and the purchase!

Thanks again!
 
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Cool, Andrew! I think with over 500 points, you already have enough to get something.

I was lucky enough to be around for the beginning of the Twilight Zone card line about 10 years ago.
For the first series, I bought a few boxes and then the rest of the autographed singles from dealers and Ebay, once I decided I could finish the set, having been lucky enough to get a Shatner autograph in one of my boxes.

Series II, I just went in for a whole case from the start, and what a blast that was to open, so loaded was that set with great autographs.

I somehow missed out on Series III and still have only a few of those autographs. Something to work on!

And once Series IV came around I just picked up a rare "Archive" box, so I could finish the set all at once. And even though I knew what was going to be in those packs, it is still one of my favorite hobby memories, opening that incredible box.

With this most recent series, I just had to get a case, and I ended up pretty lucky as my post above shows. Except for Series III, I have almost all of the autographs from the other four sets.

Hopefully, Rittenhouse has at least one more TZ to go, an Art or Masterpieces series would be fantastic, since they could add sketch cards to the mix. Good luck on your next purchase, and thanks for sharing this one!

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