Today I get the very exciting task of giving our trading card fans an update for The Walking Dead Season 2 Trading Cards. I like to give a bit of information about our process in my blog posts, as I think that a look behind the curtain can be a fun thing for fans. It is our policy to announce trading card autograph signers only after we receive signed cards in hand. We have seen scenarios in which deals get delayed or cards are damaged in transit, and we don't want to disappoint collectors by having to announce that a signer will not be included in a set.
The Walking Dead Season 2 Trading cards release this Fall, and we have started getting signed cards in house. This is generally an exciting time when autograph cards are delivered, and those on the trading card team are usually very eager to look at the new cards. Getting the FedEx box full of autograph cards is sort of like opening gifts on Christmas morning...if Christmas gifts were items that you didn't get to keep...and you had to wear stupid gloves to hold them...and when you were done looking at them someone came through and counted them again.
I'm very happy with the new look for the Season 2 autograph cards. The direction for the card was to have it look like a trading card that survived the end of the world as we know it, and I think our designers did a great job capturing the grunge and decay generally associated with TEOTWAWKI.
Those checking back regularly to our product pages will have seen that we recently confirmed Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), Scott Wilson (Hershel), Madison Lintz (Sophia), and Norman Reedus (Daryl) as autograph signers. Today, we get too announce the addition of Andrew Lincoln, who portrays Rick Grimes on the hit AMC show, to our line-up! We are very excited that Andrew Lincoln wanted to be included in the set, and it is a great service to his very dedicated fans to offer a safe way to acquire authentic autographs. Below is a preview of the signed Andrew Lincoln cards, and please continue to check back regularly to stay up-to-date on all of our trading cards!