Diamond Comics Distributors, the people who I order my George R. R. Martin comic books from, sent me an email a month early concerning a GRRM related product. In June 2012, there will be a Game of Thrones trading card set released based on the first HBO season. You can read more about it below:
APR121495 GAME OF THRONES SEASON ONE T/C BOX (NET) (C: 1-1-2)
$57.30 wholesale per box.
Box contains 24 packs
HBO’s A Game of Thrones, based on the first novel in George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, took audiences by storm last spring. With the second season about to make its debut, Rittenhouse Archives looks back at the first season of the blockbuster series with the A Game of Thrones Season One Trading Cards. The 72-card base set features detailed plot synopses for all 10 episodes, plus biographies for more than 40 different characters. Collectors will find 2 autograph cards per box, with on-card autographs from many of the series’ cast. Plus, fans can store their cards in the custom-designed collector’s album which will store the entire collection and comes with a bonus promo card.
If enough people want complete boxes, I’ll post the ability to order them on The Signed Page and people can purchase them at a far better rate than at a comic bookstore. Since these are heavy and freight comes out of my pocket, I’m thinking $80 for a box?
If any of you are interested in this, let me know via the Comments field, via the Facebook page, or via the Contact page! If no one is interested, that’s cool too. Just thought I’d offer for you guys.
And no, before someone asks, these boxes won’t be signed by George R. R. Martin.