Listed in order of release
|Playboy Collectors Cards|
|50th Anniversary Set||Scheduled for release: 2004. Didn't quite make that did we? Actual release was the week of April 18th, 2005||By: Stellar Collectibles||Production: 400 cases, 400 Factory binder sets, 125 Premium binder sets||Promo Cards: Two -- released with Playmate Review||Promo sheet: 8 1/2" x 11" one side||100 Regular Cards consisting of:||50 -- Playmates of last 50 years, 42 -- covers, cartoons or celebrities||2 checklists, 6 promo cards for Lingerie's 100th issue|
Gold Foil Cards10 Mansion Interior cards KM1 - KM10Insertion ratio (1 in 4 packs) Featuring drawing for mansion visit
10 50th Anniversary Playmate cards (Colleen Shannon) PM1 - PM10Insertion ratio (1 in 4 packs, 4 to a box)
4 Memorabilia Cards
10 Photographers Choice die cut cards (Gary Cole) (1 in 8 packs, 3 to a box)PC 1 Marilyn Monroe PC 2 Candy Loving PC 3 Donna Michelle PC 4 Kylie Bax PC 5 Shannon Tweed PC 6 Pam Anderson PC 7 Heidi Becker PC 8 Underwear Overview PC 9 Bettie Page PC 10 Angie Everhart
20 Standard Size Autographed Cards2 in 24 packs
5 Standard Size Box, Binder, or Case Topper Autographed Cards1 in 24 packs or 1 to a binder set
Notes: For the first time since the April edition in 1995, there are no jumbo cards in this set. Instead, this release contains die cut cards which have not been done in Playboy sets before but are common in other sports and non-sports releases.
Although pricing to dealers increased on this set, that does not appear to have influenced internet auction site pricing. The 25 autographed cards may help dealers offset the increase, lets see if there are 20+ autographs in all releases at the higher case price.
Cartoons are repeated several times on the backs of cover cards, rather odd since there certainly are a wealth of cartoons in Playboy that could have been included. Coallation was excellent across the case I broke--19 sets, 3 sets of each unsigned chase cards, one complete set of autographs and 10 memorabilia cards. 1998 centerfold cards are not included in this release.Binder sets were released about two weeks after the foil packs. A binder set contained the Key to the Mansion cards, the Colleen Shannon 50th Anniversary cards, the die cut Photographers Choice cards, and an autograph card (Shannon Tweed). The only cards not included were other autographed cards and memorabilia cards.