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Marvel Card Collectors Podcast

121 EpisodesProduced by Ian Taylor and Norrin RaddWebsite

We love and collect Marvel trading cards; here we talk about them!Join us as we discuss new releases, old sets, chase, base, sketch, creators, characters and all things Marvel that comes in trading card form.We talk to collectors, creators, fans and hear origin stories, plus chat on comics and onscr… read more

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EPISODE 119 – What’s the entry point?

November 11th, 2021

57:07

This week we ask the question ‘What’s the entry point?’ for Marvel cards. With prices on the rise, how realistic is it to be collecting by buying …

EPISODE 118 – Hunting & Strategy on e-Pack

November 4th, 2021

52:18

A fun All Hallows Eve chat this week about collecting and hunting strategically on e-Pack – and when your budget is set/finite, how to maximise what …

EPISODE 117 – Live Episode; Character Collecting Rabbit Holes

November 1st, 2021

1:29:00

We did a LIVE episode on our Instagram feed – and we talk about the rabbit holes one goes down as a character collector; cards are shown, stickers …

EPISODE 116 – Hobby Care; Overspending & The Red Glow Casino

October 21st, 2021

1:14:02

We get kinda serious for a hot minute this week, and focus on collector experiences with overspending. There’s talk of how far is TOO far when it …

EPISODE 115 – Collector Spotlight: Error Crads with Tommy Henderson

October 14th, 2021

1:32:32

We all make mistakes, but when card makers make mistakes, they can become collectors’ items in their own right. We’re thrilled to speak this week to …

EPISODE 114 – Marvel’s Black Widow – e-Pack exclusive set

October 7th, 2021

47:23

We preview the new Marvel’s Black Widow set from Upper Deck, which will be exclusive to their e-Pack platform. We get enthused again by The Pernas and Ian opens Lego Minifigs. Please note – the plural of Lego is Lego; …

EPISODE 113 – What is “Vintage” anyway?

September 23rd, 2021

50:55

So… what IS ‘vintage’ when it comes to Marvel cards? Thanks to some great thought starters from the community, we muse on this and come up with (what we think) is a decent yardstick for how to standardise ‘eras’ of …

EPISODE 112 – Marvel Unbound (so far)

September 16th, 2021

59:31

We get into Marvel Unbound, so far. This new-ish weekly release of Upper Deck’s new ‘living set’ format, only available on the e-Pack platform, with all new original artwork by Fred.Ian. Our ‘tasting notes’ – featuring …

EPISODE 111 – Collector Spotlight: Alan, aka Mr FUXM

September 9th, 2021

1:33:08

His exploits are legend. His commitment unwavering. And he speaks exclusively to Ian and Norrin – yes, folks – it’s Mr FUXM himself. Hear from Alan …

EPISODE 110 – 2021 Skybox Marvel Metal Universe Spider-Man Preview

September 2nd, 2021

43:55

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is going METAL – with the newly announced 2021 Skybox Marvel Metal Universe Spider-Man set, scheduled for …

EPISODE 109 - e-Pack Insider - with Daniel Machado from Upper Deck

August 26th, 2021

1:20:15

This week we welcome the man behind the curtain at Upper Deck’s e-Pack platform – Daniel Machado, Content Manager at Upper Deck. We hear about how Daniel came to work at Upper Deck, and about his journey through e-Pack …

EPISODE 108 – You Ask 3; Part 2, with special guest WATCH ME OPEN

August 19th, 2021

1:41:14

The phone lines melted, so we call on our friend Billy Vezzosi aka WATCH ME OPEN to help us handle the weight of collector questions. Hear about how …

EPISODE 107 – You Ask 3; Part 1

August 12th, 2021

1:14:43

The phone lines are open, the questions submitted, and we dive into a new batch of collector questions. Should you grade a serial numbered card, how …

EPISODE 106 – On Plates (and Diamond Mining)

August 5th, 2021

1:23:21

Printing Plates; best thing since sliced bread? Or over-hyped? Norrin inspires us to talk about our view on them, plus Ian tells of his adventures with Marvel Black Diamond on e-Pack. Also, what was the best thing …

EPISODE 105 – METAL: The Review

July 29th, 2021

1:31:33

THE LORDS OF METAL COMMAND YOU TO SHRED…. packs of the new Upper Deck set X-Men Metal Universe! Ian & Norrin convene to talk about the highs and lows of the Metal brands return. There’s listener feedback, there’s …

EPISODE 104 – Card Trek: The Reformation (aka other things we collect)

July 22nd, 2021

1:26:16

A change of pace this week with a hostful episode where we talk about lots of cards that are not Marvel – Ian has had an epiphany and gets emotional, …

EPISODE 103 – Marvel Black Diamond review with Brad Galli

July 15th, 2021

1:21:29

Marvel Black Diamond! Genius product or warthog product? Our friend Brad Galli returns to guest review this super premium product from Upper Deck. Brad tells us how his hot streak played out, we discuss the set quality …

EPISODE 102 – Ash Gonzales

July 8th, 2021

1:30:25

Ash Gonzales comes to talk to us this week! Fresh to the Marvel cards scene after years of sketch cover and Disney work, Ash has proven to be the ‘hot new’ artist in the scene. Ash talks about ‘the grind’, his …

EPISODE 101 – The Binary Episode starring artist George Vega

July 1st, 2021

1:45:30

Triple digits! 101 takes us into the third year of shows with our guest – artist George Vega. George has been in cards for longer than many and is probably the best kept secret you’ll wish you had discovered many sets …

EPISODE 100 – Warren Martineck

June 24th, 2021

2:00:58

Who better to celebrate our 100th episode with than Warren Martineck -  the Godfather of sketch cards himself! Warren gets up super early for a Sunday and we talk about his start in sketch cards, creativity over so many …

EPISODE 99 – Mr Whippy’s 99th Episode Spectacular

June 17th, 2021

1:31:22

Pre-centenary bantz this week with some Marvel Annual 19/20 review and 20/21 preview plus we have a little vent over e-Pack prices and Pack Wars win ratios. We also talk about the ‘value’ of what’s been in some of the …

EPISODE 98 – Bella Rachlin

June 10th, 2021

1:21:39

Bella Rachlin is a firm favourite amongst sketch collectors, and her AP’s are often lauded for their vibrancy and their delivery to the collector. We …

EPISODE 97 – Collector Spotlight: Jeff Fenwick

June 3rd, 2021

1:21:33

FENWICK!!!! … is frequently heard shouted in the style of Shatner from Star Trek 2, in Norrin’s house at least. We finally catch long time card …

EPISODE 96 – Mail Calls, Apologies & Character Collecting

May 27th, 2021

1:22:44

Tom Jones makes a guest appearance, yes that Tom Jones, as we respond to some listener feedback and Ian makes an apology. We then dive into character …

EPISODE 95 – It’s Ally from Titan!

May 20th, 2021

1:28:53

Even as Norrin battles illness and Ian battles poor Wi-Fi - we are thrilled to welcome Ally from Titan to the show. Ally tells us about how she got started with her YouTube breaks, her cosplay and dealing with …

EPISODE 94 – You Ask, We Answer (again) – Part 2

May 13th, 2021

1:42:41

Continuing our ‘open up the phone lines’ hobby questions from our Facebook community and social media followers, and this week we play ‘Fantasy …

EPISODE 93 – You Ask, We Answer (again) – Part 1

May 6th, 2021

1:37:03

We ‘open up the phone lines’ and take hobby questions from our Facebook community and social media followers. And oh boy, we got some GOOD questions. …

EPISODE 92 – Marvel Black Diamond, with Grant Sandground of Upper Deck

April 29th, 2021

1:44:22

Grant Sandground, Director of Product Development at Upper Deck, is our guest this week, with all the juicy intel on the newest super-premium MCU set – Marvel Black Diamond. We get into Grant’s long and varied career, …

EPISODE 91 – Podcasts, Assemble! Part 2 - Crossover with the Collectors, Assemble Podcast

April 22nd, 2021

1:16:09

The continuing saga of what happens when TWO Marvel trading card podcasts join forces? Continuing our chat with Bill Lambusta for Part 2 of a …

EPISODE 90 – Collector Spotlight: Matt Fuller

April 8th, 2021

1:21:32

Super sketch card collector Matt Fuller joins us this week to tell of his passion for sketch cards, refining his collecting focus over the years, and …

EPISODE 89 – Paul Hill

April 1st, 2021

1:17:39

Sketch card artist, cartoonist and all round proper bloke Paul Hill joins us this week. We discuss his style, his origins and we go deep on retro …

EPISODE 88 – Marvel Ages review

March 25th, 2021

59:09

Because the joke simply never gets old, this week we review the set you’ve all been waiting AGES for – Ian gets a little grouchy about inserts, but …

EPISODE 87 – Mike Phillips from Upper Deck

March 18th, 2021

1:37:03

Mike Phillips is the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at The Upper Deck Company – quite the title! He’s also been at Upper Deck for over 20 years AND used to work at Fleer before that, so he has lived …

EPISODE 86 – Dave Palumbo Returns!

March 11th, 2021

1:41:49

We welcome back Dave Palumbo and his amazing beard this week, to recap and look back on the Marvel Masterpieces 2020 set release. We get into the art …

EPISODE 85 – ANDREI AUSCH

March 4th, 2021

1:40:49

Thrilled this week to FINALLY sit down for 90 minutes of card talk with friend of the show Andrei Ausch, aka Dre Studios. Gasp as we learn about Dre’s journey through his art. Swoon as you hear about live streaming …

EPISODE 84 – PMGs & PROMOs

February 25th, 2021

1:04:36

We enjoy a leisurely chat about PMGs, Super Bowls, grading and PROMOs! Cherish your promos, love them, care for them, petition your local card manufacturer to keep on making them! Our ‘tasting notes’ – featuring any …

EPISODE 83 – Donald Comstock; Doctor Strange Archive

February 18th, 2021

1:35:04

Donald Comstock has collected Doctor Stephen Strange for almost 3 decades – he joins us to talk about his collection, his journey through Marvel …

EPISODE 82 – The Smutty Review (of the 2021 Preview)

February 11th, 2021

1:30:52

We sing, we dance, we talk about the Upper Deck preview episode revelations, and pine for more Fleer Ultra sets. There’s also a passing taste of the Walmart Mystery Boxes and some coffee fuelled smutty self-pleasure …

EPISODE 81 – Collector Spotlight: Donny Caltrider - Senior Writer, Hipsters of the Coast

February 4th, 2021

1:33:40

Writer, collector and all round nice guy Donny Caltrider joins us this week to talk about Magic The Gathering, Marvel Masterpieces 2020, and writing …

EPISODE 80 – (All Aboard!) The Hype Train (?)

January 28th, 2021

1:17:46

Two grown men enthuse over The Mandalorian before getting into the current rise in speculation on sealed 1990’s card product. Is it genius? Is it …

EPISODE 79 – Bob Budiansky

January 21st, 2021

1:14:41

Bob Budiansky, former Executive Editor and Special Projects Editor at Marvel Comics, joins us to talk about creating several of the early 1990’s card brands that we cherish to this day. We hear about the origins of the …

EPISODE 78 – 2021 Preview with Travis Rhea from Upper Deck

January 14th, 2021

1:38:34

Travis Rhea, Brand Manager at Upper Deck is our guest this week, giving us the lowdown on sets to expect in 2021, and beyond. Some cool new info here …

EPISODE 77 – Bill Sienkiewicz

January 7th, 2021

1:22:06

Kicking off 2021 with creator and artist Bill Sienkiewicz, who has created hundreds (thousands?) of fine Marvel works including some iconic Marvel Masterpieces 1993 and 2007, and FUXM1994 trading cards. We go on …

EPISODE 76 – Wet Frisbee: Review of 2020 Holiday Special!

December 17th, 2020

1:28:23

2020 – boy, what a ride! We made it folks, and for our final holiday themed episode of the year, we review the releases that graced boxes, wrappers …

EPISODE 75 – Greg Hildebrandt

December 10th, 2020

1:49:18

Giant Sized 75th Issue Spectacular, featuring legendary artist Greg Hildebrandt! Barely 5 minutes in, we see Greg’s pants, experience his inner James …

EPISODE 74 – Marvel Annual

December 3rd, 2020

1:34:54

Well, it may be titled Marvel Annual BUT before we go there we dive into Marvel Masterpieces 1996 and have a load of fun just hanging out . Our ‘tasting notes’ – featuring any images we discuss - can be found via our …

EPISODE 73 – Tony and Elaine Perna

November 26th, 2020

1:31:10

Welcoming card collecting royalty to the podcast this week, The Hobby power couple Tony and Elaine Perna. We hear about how they met, their work on …

EPISODE 72 – Marvel Masterpieces 2020 Review

November 19th, 2020

1:51:37

So, Marvel Masterpieces 2020 came out 2 months ago. How was it? How was it received? What we do and don’t like PLUS more on the fickle yet giddy world of Marvel trading cards. Ian gets feisty and we get meta at the end. …

EPISODE 71 – Marvel X-Men Metal Universe preview

November 12th, 2020

1:14:12

Fresh off the giddy heights of Bianchi, we dive into a preview of 2021 Upper Deck Marvel X-Men Metal Universe. We talk about some 2020 collecting …

EPISODE 70 – Simone Bianchi

November 5th, 2020

1:27:22

Honoured this week to welcome award-winning artist & Marvel Masterpieces 2018 creator Simone Bianchi. Joined also by his sister Gloria, we talk about Simone’s recent Amazing Talent exhibition, working on …

EPISODE 69 – Captain 69! with collector Bobby Nisivoccia (aka Gregg Bobby, aka Bobby Niz)

October 22nd, 2020

1:25:34

Bobby Niz joins us, known as ‘Gregg Bobby’ or ‘Captain 69’ in the community. He collects cards serial numbered to 69. Fun times ahoy, and a great …

EPISODE 68 – Marcia Dye

October 15th, 2020

1:07:59

Marcia Dye, artist for Topps, Upper Deck and numerous other great card companies, joins us this week. We talk about how working on Star Wars sets compares to the Marvel ones, her skill at drawing faces and we’re also …

EPISODE 67 – Collector Spotlight: Mark Marquez

October 8th, 2020

1:23:46

Mark Marquez is one of the OG members of the Marvel Masterpieces Collectors group, and has an amazing collection of Thanos, Black Cat and other 2016 …

EPISODE 66 – Pat King, Marvel Masterpieces 2020 model

October 1st, 2020

1:31:50

Pat King is an actor, stunt performer, cosplayer and model. He modelled for 28 pieces for Dave Palumbo on Marvel Masterpieces 2020. Hear his tales of …

EPISODE 65 – Collector Spotlight: Brad Galli

September 25th, 2020

1:12:15

Brad Galli, sports broadcaster and Marvel fan joins us to tell of his MCU set successes, his sports card to Marvel card journey, and his lovely kids …

EPISODE 64 – Michael Munshaw

September 17th, 2020

1:26:11

Artist Michael Munshaw joins us this week for a fun conversation about sketch card creation, collectors influencing character choices, local …

EPISODE 63 – Spider-Pickle

September 10th, 2020

1:14:41

We touch on Topps Marvel Legends on our way to swing with Spider-Man Archives to celebrate Spidey’s birthday. Our ‘tasting notes’ – featuring any images we discuss - can be found via our Facebook page.

Ian on MATP …

EPISODE 62 – David Palumbo, artist on Marvel Masterpieces 2020

September 3rd, 2020

1:58:57

David Palumbo joins us this week to talk about his work on Marvel Masterpieces 2020. We hear how Dave approached the work, hear about his process and the other work he has done. And once the set is out, Dave has …

EPISODE 61 – Grading 101 with Amanda Zee of The Graded Gamer

August 27th, 2020

1:46:23

Amanda Zee of The Graded Gamer joins us to talk about grading trading cards, how it works, what to consider and what she collects. James Blunt gives …

EPISODE 60 – Shout-Outs & Marvel Ages preview

August 20th, 2020

1:36:30

Just the two of us this week, but LOTS to catch up on. There are shout-outs galore to many fine folk, plus we take a listener voicemail and preview …

EPISODE 59 – Jennifer Wu, Associate Brand Manager at Upper Deck

August 13th, 2020

1:33:19

Jennifer Wu is behind some of the biggest Marvel sets in recent years, and along with her colleagues has worked on art direction and now brand …

EPISODE 58 – Brian Bode Returns!

August 6th, 2020

1:15:56

Our MCU Correspondent Brian Bode returns this week with news of the e-Pack release of Endgame & Captain Marvel. We talk about the Exquisite brand coming into non-sports entertainment cards and muse over values of …

EPISODE 57 – E. M. Gist

July 30th, 2020

1:19:03

Erik Gist joins us this week from literally over the road from the Upper Deck offices. He talks about his work on Marvel Flair 2019, doing work for …

EPISODE 56 – Bubby Johanson, Senior Product Development Manager at Upper Deck

July 23rd, 2020

1:30:38

Huge excitement this week to welcome Bubby Johanson onto the show. Bubby is the man behind some of the major sets from Upper Deck, shaping the direction and product line-up for years since and to come. Hear how Marvel …

EPISODE 55.5 – Marvel Masterpieces 2020 preview (audio)

July 20th, 2020

19:18

Audio of our video preview that went up on our YouTube channel to announce the Marvel Masterpieces 2020 set with art by David Palumbo. The video is here https://youtu.be/b7gPtcJIIAM and the set will be in stores …

EPISODE 55 – Collector Spotlight: Jason Marconnet

July 16th, 2020

1:33:25

Jason Marconnet, another Florida based collector, is welcome this week, and we get into his love for Spider-Man 2099, MCU set e-Pack exclusives and a …

EPISODE 54 – Hobby Care

July 9th, 2020

1:22:42

Just the two of us, chatting about looking after other collectors and not spending too much. We get deep, and then we get excited about the UK Panini …

EPISODE 53 – Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck

July 2nd, 2020

1:03:13

We welcome Jason Masherah, Upper Deck President, to the show this week. Jason tells us his origin story, plus the origin stories of both Marvel Masterpieces 2016 and also the e-Pack platform. Seriously worth a listen …

EPISODE 52 – Ken Baroff from Skybox

June 25th, 2020

1:31:47

This week we welcome Ken Baroff, formerly of Impel/Skybox, and the “Father of the 9up” (or one of them anyway). Ken talks about how the early 90’s sets were planned, marketed and how the sets were designed with a …

EPISODE 51 – Marvel Anime preview

June 18th, 2020

44:30

Year 2 starts with a look at a hotly anticipated release from Upper Deck – Marvel Anime, due for release August 2020, with original art from Peach Momoko. Plus, Ian attempts Japanese. And fails.

Our ‘tasting notes’ - …

EPISODE 50 – Julie Bell & Boris Vallejo

June 11th, 2020

1:30:04

Our first birthday on the day this drops, so who better to celebrate it with than legendary award winning artists Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo.

‘Nuff …

EPISODE 49 – Collector Spotlight: Brian Bode

June 4th, 2020

1:47:54

Brian Bode joins us this week, to tell us all about MCU autograph cards, an area which perhaps needs more focus in our hobby and on our show. So Brain is now our official MCU Card Correspondent, and fills us in on …

EPISODE 48 – Collector Spotlight: Rick Ortiz

May 28th, 2020

1:23:04

Rick Ortiz joins us from his New York home to talk about his love of sketch cards, and his chosen Holy Trinity of characters that he collects. He and …

EPISODE 47 – Promos Cards for comics

May 21st, 2020

1:00:22

Some cool and very collectable promo cards get our attention this week – trading card promos that promote comics, that either came in comics or …

EPISODE 46 - Peter Scanlan

May 14th, 2020

1:24:33

Our guest this week, Peter Scanlan, one of the quartet of talent who created Marvel Masterpieces 1995, along with work on Fleer Ultra X-Men and Fleer Ultra Spider-Man. It was a thrill to speak with Peter, from his New …

EPISODE 45 – Sketch Card History Part 2; The Rittenhouse Years

May 7th, 2020

1:38:31

Only took us 30 episodes to return to our loose, perhaps not entirely detailed, history of sketch cards in the Marvel trading card arena. We discuss how Rittenhouse Archives changed the sketch card design, how sketches …

EPISODE 44 – The Florida Project Part 2

May 5th, 2020

43:00

Continuing our global skype-fest with some excellent people, we discuss error cards and find the origin story of the episode title, in case anyone had wondered. There’s more talk of The Set Who Cannot Be Named, Alcione …

EPISODE 43 – The Florida Project Part 1

April 30th, 2020

1:01:10

Something new this week – as close to a live call in show as we can get for a first time try, and some great guests from all over the world, coming together to talk Marvel cards.

Our guests;

Andrei Ausch

EPISODE 42 – You Ask, We Answer

April 23rd, 2020

1:33:20

We opened our gates to hobby questions and had a TON of fun. Hear our thoughts about Marvel Weekly 2020, digital vs physical, the state of the hobby, and why sports will always be a different beast.

Our ‘tasting notes’ …

EPISODE 41 – e-Pack 101 Part 2

April 16th, 2020

1:35:04

Know your wishlists, your filtering, searching for trades and users, and more – with our second guide to the Upper Deck e-Pack system. This episode will be best savoured as a video version available on our page and also …

EPISODE 40 – Norrin and The Scarlet Witch

April 9th, 2020

1:13:30

Beards come off people, beards go on people – a heady brew this week, with new MCU set releases, a sad departure and a retro Pack of the Week. This episode will also be available as our first video format episode.

Our …

EPISODE 39 – Ingrid KV Hardy & The Art of Sketch Cards

April 1st, 2020

1:21:43

This week, we talk to Ingrid KV Hardy – long-time sketch card artist and author of a brand new book called The Art of Sketch Cards. So, if you’ve ever wanted to know about what sketch cards are, how they came to be, how …

EPISODE 38 – The Rainbow Connection

March 26th, 2020

1:24:02

We hope to bring some colour into your lives this week, and talk Rainbows, MM2018 Preliminary Art sets, Strange Change and Walmart exclusives. Huey …

EPISODE 37 – Collector Spotlight: Harry Crosland

March 19th, 2020

1:24:17

First in a (hopefully) regular collector focus interview episode, this first one with Harry Crosland, who tells us about his journey in pop culture …

EPISODE 36 – The Trial of Norrin Radd

March 12th, 2020

1:25:24

Back to some hostful goodness this week, as Norrin starts a trend and must answer for his actions! We then do hard time discussing Premier 2019 ePack …

EPISODE 35.5 - Newsflash!

March 7th, 2020

0:44

We bring you breaking, and probably by now old, news. Because we care.

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EPISODE 35 – Matt Rogers (aka UpperDeckMatt)

March 5th, 2020

1:43:46

Thrilled to be joined this week by Matt Rogers, Product Development Manager for Upper Deck Entertainment. We (gently) grill Matt about 2020 releases, …

EPISODE 34 - J. Lynn Warner

February 27th, 2020

1:40:43

Long-time friend of the show, artist J. Lynn Warner, joins us for a fabulous conversation. We go into Marvel licencing, discuss keeping political …

EPISODE 33 – Spot Quest

February 20th, 2020

1:11:27

AKA The Search for Spot; Once more with feeling as Norrin goes on a Spot Quest (spoiler, he has since succeeded), we FINALLY answer Tyler’s voicemail, and Ian goes eBay mad. Andrew; J’arrive!

Our ‘tasting notes’ can as …

EPISODE 32 – Kirby & Picard

February 6th, 2020

44:27

After the giddy highs of Character Club, we muse about Star Trek Picard, Ian opens a package on air and Norrin drops a hugely exciting new venture …

EPISODE 31 – Character Club

January 30th, 2020

1:39:36

Welcome to Character Club. Leave your inhibitions (and your wallet) at the door and prepare for a life of noodles, as we discuss those who chase specific characters WITH those who chase specific characters. There’s a …

EPISODE 30 – A Mailbag of Cats

January 23rd, 2020

1:33:57

Norrin gets complimented, we revel in feedback from listeners, and talk about the Pepsi Challenge of character A vs B in sketch cards. There’s a …

EPISODE 29 – Marvel 80th

January 16th, 2020

1:27:42

Everything we planned on talking about went outta the window as Upper Deck dropped a surprise release – so we get into Marvel 80th, and then Norrin …

EPISODE 28 - 2019 Review & 2020 Preview

January 10th, 2020

1:51:38

We get straight back into it with appreciation of Ian’s mail calls, retrospective on 2019 released sets, and a look ahead to the sets we know of, and …

EPISODE 27 – Merry Christmas Steve

December 19th, 2019

1:14:10

We get all Christmassy up in here, as we indulge in Fantasy Christmas Dinner parties, and welcome many valued friends from the Marvel Cards Fan …

EPISODE 26 – #PernaDay

December 13th, 2019

1:01:33

We bask in the glory of the most awesome power couple in cards today, Tony & Elaine Perna, without whom no sketch collection is complete. We …

EPISODE 25 – Hail to the King, baby!

December 5th, 2019

56:15

EPISODE 25 – Hail to the King, baby!

A mystery is solved, secrets are revealed, and we find out that Norrin wins Marvel Trading Cards. End of.

Our …

EPISODE 24 – ePack 101

November 28th, 2019

1:26:27

As Marvel Flair 2019 ‘drops’ on the Upper Deck e-Pack platform, we take it right back for those who may not know what e-Pack is, or frankly, not see the point. Alan, babe, this one’s for you, call me sometime okay?

So, …

EPISODE 23 – The Rebel Base Card Podcast

November 14th, 2019

35:01

This week, part one of a two part CROSSOVER EVENT, we are joined on the show by Greg McLaughlin, host and creator of The Rebel Base Card Podcast. …

EPISODE 22 – With a little help from my friends

November 7th, 2019

48:04

Ian flies solo this week, but has the joyous (albeit brief and noisy) company of J Lynn Warner AND Sean Forney to help out.

As per the episode, YOU …

EPISODE 21 – The Halloween Episode

October 31st, 2019

1:20:57

Heeeeeeere’s NORRIS! Our HALLOWEEN episode – enter if you dare, come and drink at the altar of horrendous Marvel cards. Hear (at least one of) us rep the merits of Squirrel Girl. Terrifying stuff. Plus, there’s a moose …

EPISODE 20 – Ian dies at the end

October 25th, 2019

1:00:37

We find a new artist, talk about a lost MM1992 gem, and do bad Sean Connery impressions. There are more tales from the Pack Wars front lines, and we also tease our Halloween episode by being creepy on mic, as Ian loudly …

EPISODE 19 – Pack Wars

October 17th, 2019

1:26:16

We play Pack Wars! We also praise artist J Lynn Warner and get virtual hugs from artist Bella Rachlin.

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EPISODE 18 – Sell Sheets and cupcakes

October 10th, 2019

1:37:03

Hear two grown men shrug at each other as we enthuse over dealer sell sheet promos, discover more SDCC promos, and consider cupcakes.

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EPISODE 17 - Late and LIVE! We read out eBay listings

October 3rd, 2019

1:27:01

It’s the end of a long showbiz day for Ian so he watches TV and podcasts at the same time! We get into Marvel Universe LIVE!, we get into Archive Boxes, Red Flashers (or Communist Pervs, as we call them), and we LOVE …

EPISODE 16 – cards, Cards, CARDS!

September 26th, 2019

1:44:39

Bumper Marvel cards goodness this week as we get into our first voicemails (HURRAH!), relish some accents, and find our “Kevin2”. We also find some charity card action, pimp a fellow podcast and eventually get to the …

EPISODE 15 – Here’s Kevin! Sketch Card History – Part 1; Sketchagraphs

September 17th, 2019

1:45:01

In which we cry “What’s Kevin Showing Us Now?” as we wade into the first Marvel sets to feature sketch cards with guest and friend of the show, Kevin St Jacque.

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EPISODE 14 – Marvel Beginnings, Premier 2019 and Whitney Houston

September 10th, 2019

1:20:30

In which a joke fails, we talk Marvel Beginnings, honour Joe Sinnott and preview Marvel Premier 2019. Plus we discuss white male artists wearing tight spandex for visual reference.

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EPISODE 13 - MCU Stew Part 2

September 3rd, 2019

1:33:05

In which we return to MCU movies, TV and (finally) cards talk. We also venture into cool inserts from non-Marvel sets, showing each other stuff which …

EPISODE 12 - Cards 101 Part 2

August 27th, 2019

1:27:59

In which we go Magneto crazy, petition for binders and offer more Cards 101 advice. Norrin eats cookies on air.

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EPISODE 11 - MCU Stew

August 13th, 2019

1:19:14

In which we carry on our discussion of MCU Phase 4, receive free gifts, and talk a little bit about cards. 

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EPISODE 10 – On Cons, and Cards 101

August 6th, 2019

1:39:14

In which one of us went to a con, we talk about superb sci-fi TV shows you NEED TO WATCH and delve into the listener mailbag to deliver our first …

EPISODE 9 - Investments & Values

July 30th, 2019

56:52

In which we talk about card values, cards as investments, how card and comic values differ, plus using cards as dip scoops for guacamole. That last …

EPISODE 8 - Cheesed Over!

July 23rd, 2019

1:26:50

In which we kinda review Flair 2019, talk about marketing strategy, take a sketches ‘side quest' and gush over The Pernas. We talk about our new dog …

EPISODE 7 – Simone Bianchi, almost live, after the fact…

July 16th, 2019

1:48:11

In which we bask in the bittersweet afterglow of the (now lost) ASK THE CREATOR Q&A with Simone Bianchi.

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EPISODE 6 - Fleer Ultra X-Men

July 9th, 2019

1:07:43

In which the sheer scale of Fleer Ultra X-Men is revealed before your very ears, and so we Pay It Forward.

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EPISODE 5 – Marvel Flair 2019 preview

July 2nd, 2019

1:14:05

In which Ian drinks his way through the episode, Norrin regrets a sale, Holograms get some love, we preview Flair 2019 and talk about what we watch …

EPISODE 4 – Dave DeVries

June 27th, 2019

1:24:52

Our first guest interview with artist Dave DeVries, in which Dave does Old West impressions, we invent a game called ‘Dave Off’, Norrin finds Silver ears and Ian fails at knowing his Scanlan from his DeVries.

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EPISODE 3 – Marvel Masterpieces 1992 and 2016

June 25th, 2019

1:03:45

In which we talk about Marvel Masterpieces 1992, 2016 and Joe Jusko

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EPISODE 2 – Marvel Weekly

June 18th, 2019

37:42

In which we discuss Marvel Weekly, epacks, and find a signoff for the podcast.

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EPISODE 1 – Origin Stories

June 11th, 2019

49:51

In which we introduce ourselves, except that Ian forgets to tell anyone his name… 

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