Marvel Celebrating Jim Lee X-Men Trading Cards With Digest-Size Collection

Will Harrigan Posted: 02/11/2022 - 16:43 COMMENT
Marvel Celebrating Jim Lee X-Men Trading Cards With Digest-Size Collection

Marvel has announced they are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men trading cards with a digest-size collection of the complete 1992 set, which also includes bonus cards.

"In 1992, Marvel Entertainment commissioned Jim Lee, the young superstar penciller behind X-MEN #1 (1991), the bestselling single-issue comic book of all time, to create all of the art for a new set of 105 trading cards," states Marvel.com. "That set of trading cards would go on to become one of the most celebrated in Marvel history and the gold standard for non-sports trading-card artwork and design. Now, you can celebrate the 30th anniversary of artist Jim Lee’s legendary X-Men trading-card art with The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series, the annotated, digest-size collection of the complete 1992 set, which includes bonus cards!"

The site continues: "The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series collects, for the first time, the front and back of each collectible card in the set—including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, and Deadpool—along with select scans of Lee’s original and digitally remastered art. It also includes interviews, conducted by writer and set editor Bob Budiansky, with the Marvel staff who helped assemble, design, and create these iconic trading cards."

The collection arrives on July 5, 2022 and is now available for pre-order.

Here is the description up at Amazon as well as art:

The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series Hardcover – July 5, 2022

by Jim Lee (Illustrator), Paul Mounts (Illustrator), Bob Budiansky (Introduction), Edward Piskor (Foreword)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of artist Jim Lee’s legendary X-Men trading-card art with this annotated, digest-size collection of the complete 1992 set! Includes bonus cards!
 
In 1992, Marvel Entertainment commissioned Jim Lee, the young superstar penciller behind X-Men (1991) no. 1, the bestselling single-issue comic book of all time, to create all of the art for a new set of 105 trading cards—a set that would go on to become one of the most celebrated in Marvel history and the gold standard for non-sports trading-card artwork and design. Lee was the first artist to create all of the original artwork for a Marvel card set; his dynamic character portraits, battle scenes, team shots, and innovative nine-card Danger Room puzzle cards helped fuel both the ’90s boom of comic-book trading cards and the general public’s mania for all things X-Men. Fans of the chart-topping comics could turn to the cards for further insight into their favorite characters, as Marvel writers and editors included bios, stats, and trivia for each hero and villain. 
 
The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series collects, for the first time, the front and back of each collectible card in the set—including Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, and Deadpool—along with select scans of Lee’s original and digitally remastered art. It also includes interviews, conducted by writer and set editor Bob Budiansky, with the Marvel staff who helped assemble, design, and create these iconic trading cards. 

Marvel Jim Lee X-Men trading cards
The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series cover

 

Marvel Jim Lee X-Men trading cards
The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series bonus cards

Marvel Jim Lee X-Men trading cards
The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series bonus card

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