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Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« on: August 11, 2017, 09:31:53 PM »
Here are a few of my favorite Archaeopteryx trading cards. Some were purchased as singles, while others were purchased as part of sets. As you can see, I tend to favor cards that feature vintage artists such as Zdenek Burian, Charles R. Knight and Rudolf Zallinger. 



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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 11:36:28 PM »
Nice,... never seen such old trading cards before, I just know those old sticker/collector books with painted pictures of dinosaurs. So you got even more than those?

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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 01:47:48 AM »
Thank you ! Yes, I have a few more old dinosaur trading cards and sets, but my main focus prior to this was collecting cigarette trading cards of birds. My collection dates back to the late 1800's. They are absolutely beautiful!

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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 11:35:06 AM »
I love the trading cards.  Nice to see a slightly different take on collecting!

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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:30:35 AM »
Thank you! Glad you like them. Its to bad they don't include trading cards with the purchase of a toy figure!

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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 02:51:36 PM »
The "Champ's" one is particularly nice. I also wouldn't mind trading cards to accompany my figures. I know some JP toys came with cards, but that was sort of the height of the 90s trading card craze. There were also trading cards with the Gimiki's Journey figures, but they're nothing to write home about.
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Re: Vintage trading cards featuring the artwork of Archaeopteryx
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »
I actually save all of the tags and small info booklets that come with all of my figures, I guess they can pass for "todays" trading cards. Some of the info booklets, especially from Asia, are very attractive, and collectable.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 06:33:16 PM »
I do exactly the same. All the tags, sheets and booklets are filed alphabetically in lever arch files.  The closest I have to trading cards are the little laminated cards that our own Jetoar supplies with his model line.