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Batman Cards: No. 5 Catwoman (Ultra RARE Set)


Batman Cards: No. 5 Catwoman (Ultra RARE Set)
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    BATMAN CARDS: No.5. Tigress Queen. Nefarious femme fatale, Catwoman.

    From: (1991) ULTRA-RARE 9-CARD SET

    Art by DICK SPRANG & PETER POPLASKI.

    BACKGROUND: In 1991, DC Comics and Kitchen Sink Press co-published four softcover volumes and two deluxe editions of Batman: The Dailies and Batman: The Sunday Classics, assembling for the first time the earliest Golden Age Batman newspaper strips from 1943-46. Both deluxed editions were slip-cased hardcovers with all-new Poplaski/Sprang covers and were limited to only 500 copies, signed by the five surviving 1940's Batman creators, including Bob Kane and Sprang. In 1991 the special editions retailed for $150 each and only half ---250--- were actually sold, by KSP, to collectors. (see original 1991 ad.) DC Comics used its 250 copy share for Time-Warner corporate gifts.

    The co-publishers created a special bonus which was bound into the final page of the hardcover Sundays edition ONLY--- A sheet of NINE BATMAN TRADING CARDS on card stock. The card images were custom created by Sprang (1915-2000) and Poplaski, two of the definitive Batman artists, and the informative backs were written by Batman historian Joe Desris. These cards appeared no where else, nor have the 9 unique images ever been recycled. Even though the card sheet was perforated along the spine side, it's likely that very few collectors removed the bonus cards from such an expensive book for fear of harming its completeness and value. The truth is, very few card collectors or Batman collectors today even know about these knock-out cards!

    In 1991 co-publisher Denis Kitchen used a small overrun of the card sheets ("no more than 100 sets") as promotional gifts for industry friends and customers. He then presciently set aside the remaining original inserts and individually cut cards. Unless you can find a hardcover Batman Sundays edition (currently selling in the $350+ range)--- his file sets are the sole source for these very rare cards. The condition of the surviving cards offered here is NM/Mint.

    We're offering the individual Catwoman card.

    See back of card here.

    Price: $10.00

    (see bottom of page for links to all individual cards AND uncut sheet)


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    Batman Cards: No. 5 Catwoman (Ultra RARE Set)

    BATMAN CARDS: No.5. Tigress Queen. Nefarious femme fatale, Catwoman.

    From: (1991) ULTRA-RARE 9-CARD SET

    Art by DICK SPRANG & PETER POPLASKI.

    BACKGROUND: In 1991, DC Comics and Kitchen Sink Press co-published four softcover volumes and two deluxe editions of Batman: The Dailies and Batman: The Sunday Classics, assembling for the first time the earliest Golden Age Batman newspaper strips from 1943-46. Both deluxed editions were slip-cased hardcovers with all-new Poplaski/Sprang covers and were limited to only 500 copies, signed by the five surviving 1940's Batman creators, including Bob Kane and Sprang. In 1991 the special editions retailed for $150 each and only half ---250--- were actually sold, by KSP, to collectors. (see original 1991 ad.) DC Comics used its 250 copy share for Time-Warner corporate gifts.

    The co-publishers created a special bonus which was bound into the final page of the hardcover Sundays edition ONLY--- A sheet of NINE BATMAN TRADING CARDS on card stock. The card images were custom created by Sprang (1915-2000) and Poplaski, two of the definitive Batman artists, and the informative backs were written by Batman historian Joe Desris. These cards appeared no where else, nor have the 9 unique images ever been recycled. Even though the card sheet was perforated along the spine side, it's likely that very few collectors removed the bonus cards from such an expensive book for fear of harming its completeness and value. The truth is, very few card collectors or Batman collectors today even know about these knock-out cards!

    In 1991 co-publisher Denis Kitchen used a small overrun of the card sheets ("no more than 100 sets") as promotional gifts for industry friends and customers. He then presciently set aside the remaining original inserts and individually cut cards. Unless you can find a hardcover Batman Sundays edition (currently selling in the $350+ range)--- his file sets are the sole source for these very rare cards. The condition of the surviving cards offered here is NM/Mint.

    We're offering the individual Catwoman card.

    See back of card here.

    Price: $10.00

    (see bottom of page for links to all individual cards AND uncut sheet)

    $10.00