These boxes have been sitting in the clearance section of Dave & Adam's for at least a year. I'm a big fan of the series in print and on film, and so I made a mental note to pick up a box of these one day. When I placed an order earlier this month for some sports cards and supplies I decided it was time to toss these in to my cart. (Side note: I've no idea why there's no Mockingjay set. Lack of demand maybe?)
No inserts, no autographs, no frills. No wonder these were only $8.95 a box.
There's a lot lacking with these sets but one thing I can't complain about is collation - The Hunger Games is a 72-card set and I got exactly two sets in the box.
The first 18 cards are character profiles and have text on the back. Here's J-Law, as Katniss:
The good guys:
Stanley Tucci absolutely killed it as Caesar. He took a minor character that was hardly noteworthy in print and gave him pizazz and flair and excitement! You can't help but like him, even though he's neutral at best and a pawn of President Snow at worst.
The bad guys:
Donald Sutherland (no relation) was perfectly cast as President Snow. Thresh allied himself with the Careers, but his most memorable moment distinguished himself.
Cards #19-62 are action scenes:
Four of my favorites here: Classic Caesar. Cinna and his Girl On Fire. Foxface cleans up nice. Sneaky little Rue.
Here's a look at the back. Same photos re-used, no text:
Not only that, the horizontal fronts work better for these photos - and the mockingjay logo eats up too much space.
The last ten cards are a 9-piece puzzle and a checklist. I wont bother to scan those, since I've got to get to the Catching Fire set - which doesn't even have those things.
There are only 40 cards in Catching Fire. Here are the first six:
Want to see the rest of the set? Here it is:
|I think I found my favorite Catching Fire card.|
That's it. That's the whole set- barely more than half the size of the first set. I get that they didn't want to give away any spoilers, but damn.
So there you have it - my favorite actress on a trading card (or ten). I would have preferred to grab a set of these somewhere and save a few bucks, but this was pretty much my only option. (Unless someone would like to make a Jennifer Lawrence card.)
Are you a fan of the Hunger Games series? Do you collect movie/TV trading cards?