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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 3:54 AM UTC +00:00.

$9,470
pledged of $750pledged of $750 goal
75
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 3:54 AM UTC +00:00.

About


FINALLY! Zorro fans and card collectors are getting the card series they've always wanted ... It is HUGE! With TONS of bells and whistles celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Zorro, the first masked superhero! The series is coming soon and with this Kickstarter campaign you have the chance to add to your collection not just a box of cards but also a MASTER SET and Kickstarter Exclusives (which will be available only during this Kickstarter!). Current plan is to have the series released late September or early October  (there are a LOT of moving parts and this is card series is REALLY complex).  

The Card series includes:

- A 180 card set broken up into numerous subsets covering a visual history of Zorro from his beginnings in Argosy Magazine through the silent film era, the 1930s/1940s movies and serials, 1950s TV show and the more recent movies as well as the comic books of the 1950s on up through American Mythology's current Zorro Comic Book series. These 180 cards also feature 18 different newly created Anaglyph 3D cards by the maestro of 3D: Christian LeBlanc!

- A lovely selection of 'flicker' Lenticular Motion Cards!

- Limited Edition Graphite Realism portraits by long-time official RRParksCARDS artist Macarie Claudiu (who did the official portraits for card series The Three Stooges, Sharknado, Quatermass and the Pit, and Mystery Science Theater 3000).

- Sticker cards of classic Zorro movie one-sheet posters.

- Beautiful American Mythology Zorro comic cover cards created by those great folks at Faerie Metal.

- Four different genuine 35mm Zorro Movie Theater-Used Cell Cards.

- FREE pair of 3D glasses in each box or Master Set plus a FREE Zorro Mask you can wear!

The  entire card series is designed and already in the first stages of the approval process.  I will be starting production of some of the more challenging cards while this Kickstarter is running just as soon as approvals from licensing are in hand ... and afterwards, when funding takes place, I'll be sending the rest to press.  

Every pledge will get Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE production cards and bonus goodies available nowhere else!

Here's  a visual 'grand tour' of the project:     "The 100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Card Series:  

The series of cards starts off with several annotated checklist cards covering the history of Zorro from 1919 through NOW! 

Next, the series features cards of the silent movie era with Douglas Fairbanks -- lobby cards and one-sheets in full color of The Mark of Zorro and Don Q: Son of Zorro.

Next, the series covers a graphic history of Zorro's Fighting Legion serials (poster and lobby card art).

Next, the series continues with the movie posters (foreign and domestic) and one-sheets of  The Mark of Zorro and The Sign of Zorro (Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell), Zorro the Gay Blade (George Hamilton) and The Sign of Zorro (Guy Williams).

Next comes the subsets of the modern era movies The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro (Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Next, the series continues with the classic comic book covers and interior art of the 1950s-60s comic books in full color!

Next, 18 beautiful Anaglyph 3D cards by Christian LeBlanc of the 1950s Zorro TV series starring Guy Williams. And of COURSE I'm including a free pair of 3D glasses with all boxes and Master Sets.

Next, an 82-card subset featuring every single Guy Williams Zorro TV show episode with storylines AND the 4 1-hour specials.

Next, a special full color card subset of Guy Williams as Zorro (with Sign of Zorro lobby cards on the backs).

This series also features special chase and hit cards including:

Lenticular Motion Cards (currently in the design phase -- but don't worry, with MST3K Series 3 I found the best source for flicker lenticular style cards!).

Genuine 35mm Zorro Cell cards (3 single cell and 1 double cell cards to collect) -- each one with a unique cell inside the card ...

Limited Edition Claudiu Macarie portrait cards ...

Full Color Zorro stickers ...

Metal box topper cards featuring the amazing comic book covers of American Mythology ...

Genuine Original Art Sketch Cards by TOP NAMES in the hobby ...

Authentic original production printing plates ... and MORE!

Anyone who collected RRParksCARDS' Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Three Stooges, Sharknado and other series already knows I'm a fan of producing packaging with bonus mini clip-out cards ... and Zorro is no exception. Each box will have over 30 mini double-sided cards to clip and collect!   



 And there you have it! The GRAND VISUAL TOUR of what's coming ... and what you'll get ... in your "100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Card set! 

What's in the box?

Each  and every full, sealed box of "The 100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Card Series you will receive all 180 base and subset cards (a complete set) PLUS a FREE pair of 3D glasses and a Zorro mask ... plus you're guaranteed chase cards: 1 lenticular motion card, 1 sticker, 1 Genuine Movie Cell Relic Card, 1 Limited Edition Macarie Portrait Art Card, 1 printing plate, 1 Original Art Sketch Card and 1 Genuine Production printing Plate, 1 Limited Edition Metal Box Topper Card  ... plus some bonus goodies (including the 30+ mini clipout cards printed right on the packaging).

What's in the MASTER SET?

If you want the MASTER SET you will get all 180 different cards, the complete set of lenticular motion cards (currently planned to be 6 different), all 4 different Cell Relic Cards (each with a unique cell or pair of cells -- no two cards are alike), all 7 Limited Edition Macarie Portrait Art Cards, all 10 different Zorro Stickers, all 9 different American Mythology Comic Book Cover Metal Cards, at LEAST 1 genuine printing plate AND 1 Original Art Sketch Card plus MORE! The Master Set gets you EVERYTHING! 


SO  HOW DO I GET ALL THIS AMAZING STUFF AND SATIATE MY DIRE NEED FOR ZORRO TRADING CARD COLLECTIBLES??? 

It's  easy. You'll notice there are many different pledge levels -- levels to fit all  collector budgets.  Please note, though, that a full MASTER SET will only be available during this Kickstarter ... after the Kickstarter ends a MASTER SET will NOT be available. So if you ever want to have a complete MASTER SET of "The 100th Anniversary of Zorro" then this is the ONLY time it will be available.

Level  1: $2 You get ONE promo card for the "100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Card Series. 

Level  2: $5 You  get 10 different "100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Cards (random but all different)

Level  3: $49  You  get the FULL sealed "100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Cards box with all 180 different cards PLUS the random chase cards mentioned above. Boxes pledged on during the Kickstarter are guaranteed a sketch card.

Level  4: $88 You  get the MASTER SET with EVERYTHING! A complete master set with all the chase and special production cards mentioned above. Meaning all Master Sets come with a sketch card.

Level 5: $140 You get a full sealed box (Level 3) PLUS a full MASTER SET (Level 4) PLUS bonus goodies. This means a at this level you get TWO sketch cards (one in the box and one in the Master Set. AND at this level I'll be loading up on bonus goodies, too!

Level  6: $175  At  this level you get FOUR of the Level 3 sealed boxes. Guaranteed all your chase cards will be different and you get 4 genuine Original Art Sketch Cards PLUS bonus goodies. This means you get FOUR total sketch cards.

Level 7: $350 Ideally suited for 'live breakers' and resellers. At the $350 level you get TEN (10) sealed boxes with the guarantee that ALL 4 cell cards, all 7 Limited Edition Macarie Portrait Art Cards, all 10 Stickers, all 6 Lenticular Motion Cards and all 9 American Mythology Comic Book Cover Metal Box Toppers will be included. PLUS there will be a BUNCH of bonus material (errors, proofs, uncut panels, oddities and/or other goodies will be loaded in). At this 10-box level you are guaranteed TEN sketch cards!


Questions  and Answers:

Q:  I want to get stuff, but I don't want to sign up to back on Kickstarter. How do  I go about it?  

A:  Some collectors and fans don't want to sign up on Kickstarter. If you are unable  to back through this Kickstarter just message me. We'll work it out, no  worries. 

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Q:  When will the "100th Anniversary of Zorro" Trading Card Series ship? 

A:  The current schedule and plan is to ship the end of September or early October. This series, though, is a complicated one so if things get hectic with coordinating many different printing companies and licensing approvals and other moving part then delays MIGHT happen. But most of you know me pretty well by now that if I'm late for some reason getting shipping done I keep everyone informed and do my best to be on time. I'm good about  posting updates and communications so will keep everyone in the loop.  I do,  though, ask for patience in advance. This is my 22nd Kickstarter and I've published over 30 different trading card series in the last 5 years ... so I've got decent experience and am generally accurate when it comes to shipping and production deadlines and timeframes. 

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Q:  I'm OCD and want a box to keep sealed and a box to open. How do I back on two  boxes? Or two 'Master Sets'?  

A:  If you want more than one pledge level just back the pledge level you want ...  then once you've pledged you can review your pledge and ADD to your pledge  amount. Be SURE to message me if you do this explaining what you did. I'll check  and make sure it's done right and you'll be fine. The way I believe it's done is  after you pledge you click to view/manage your pledge and then you change the  amount of your pledge to reflect everything you want in your package. So, for  example, if you want to pledge on two master sets you just pledge on ONE ... After  your pledge is entered you can click on view/manage your pledge and change the  amount of your pledge to reflect adding on additional goodies.

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Q:  Why are you running this as a Kickstarter instead of selling at a comic shop or  through a catalog? 

A:  This is my 22nd Kickstarter over the last 5 years. I've found that pre-selling a  card series on Kickstarter allows me to determine a proper production run of  cards and boxes (especially special production cards that are pricey to do ... such as metal cards). It also allows me to offer 'master sets' to collectors on a  limited basis. Once the Kickstarter is done I will have a good idea of what the  total 'sealed box' needs will be for a production run to provide Kickstarter  backers AND other customers and resellers (when the series is offered through distributors and  retail outlets). A Kickstarter also lets me get card series to serious  collectors FIRST before ANYONE else. Plus a Kickstarter allows me to exercise  some flexibility on providing 'bonus stuff' for backers ... once the Kickstarter is  over the only planned retail/wholesale activity for series three is simply the basic sealed box with 180 cards and some chase cards ... and as mentioned, MASTER SETS will be for sale ONLY during the Kickstarter. 

ADD ON GOODIES:

 If you want something not listed just let me know and if it's possible we'll do it. Add On prices are postpaid in the US. If you're outside the US let me know before doing the add on so I can research postage costs to your country. And of course if you have any questions just ask! My goal is to make sure you have fun with your collection and it's everything you want it to be. 

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If  you have a question not answered here please just ask -- you can message me  directly through Kickstarter and I will respond as quickly as possible. It is  better to message me than to post a comment. Kickstarter shows me MESSAGES as  soon as they are posted but is not consistent with showing me 'comments' (plus Kickstarter will show me someone has commented ... but they don't show me where the comment is -- if it is a comment on an update please note there are 100s of updates spread over 20 different Kickstarters ... meaning a 'comment' is a needle in the haystack. If you want me to see your comment, question, etc. send it as a MESSAGE).  If you can't figure out how to  message on Kickstarter then just contact me through my RRParksCARDS.com website.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Risks? Well I suppose an asteroid could come hurtling through space and land on my head. Otherwise, this is my 22nd Kickstarter Campaign... and I've published dozens of other card series over the last 5 years (including eight different Three Stooges series, Gary Saves the Graveyard, two Basil Wolverton series, Japanese Horror in 3D, am currently finishing up Mystery Science Theater 3000 Series Three and others). I know my way around card publishing and financing production. The "100th Anniversary of Zorro" is almost entirely designed and at licensing for final approvals and revisions (plus I need to format the Lenticular Motion cards which won't take much time and I'll be doing that during the Kickstarter campaign) . Depending on licensing's 'revisions' SOME graphics shown above may change. Production will be done almost entirely through ICONIX (Karen Watt Cowan -- who has overseen ALL trading card series I've published since I first started my company) ... So risks and challenges have all been minimized.

You'll NEVER be left wondering "what's going on" because I post regular updates and keep in contact with EVERYONE. Please note: AFTER this Kickstarter ends and right before I start shipping I'm going to send out what's called a 'mailing address survey' email through Kickstarter (everyone will automatically get a survey and Kickstarter will alert you when it is available PLUS I will post updates letting everyone know ... be sure to fill that out and message it back to me when the time comes so there's no delays in mailing your package. Okay? Okay!).

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