I’m very excited for the first release of Psych Trading Cards! Not only am I huge fan of the show, I think our trading card collectors are really going to enjoy the set. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it follows a fake psychic and his childhood friend as they assist the Santa Barbara police department with unusual cases that stump the detectives. If you are an unfortunate soul who hasn’t seen the show yet, you can watch older seasons on Netflix, and catch new episodes on USA Wednesday nights at 10|9C.
The main reason I wanted us to go after Psych was the huge line-up of guest actors. Not only will there be a nice line-up of the main cast and guest actors for the first release, I also plan to go back and release updates so that we can continue to build on that really great autograph collection. For an idea of the guest stars available, check out the Wikipedia page for each season, guest stars are listed at the bottom of the “cast” section. Our policy is to announce signers only after we receive cards in house, but I fully expect collectors to be very pleased with this product based on the line-up of folks that have agreed to participate!
Our first release is on the calendar for Summer 2013, and will focus on seasons 1 – 4. This might seem like a lot of seasons to try to cover in one set, but I really wanted to have a lot of guest actors to include and to continue to go back to for future updates. With actors from influential pop culture shows and movies from the last three decades, the show really offers a lot of options for folks that are into building their autograph collection. We’ll also include production-used Wardrobe for the entire main cast: Shawn, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Lassiter, Chief Vick, and even Buzz! The studio was very generous and sent us lots of very iconic costumes, so fans can really look forward to a robust Wardrobe series.
Chase sets will offer plenty of fun for fans to collect as well. “Undercover,” a series showing some of the crazy outfits Shawn and Gus (and even Juliet!) wear throughout the show (2:24 packs); “Psychic Moments” takes a look at some of Shawn’s best psychic reveals (2:24 packs); and “Henry’s Wisdom” focuses on how Henry has trained Shawn or provided assistance during a case (2:24 packs).
We hope to be able to announce a few of the upcoming signers very soon, so check back for more information!