Listed in order of release
|Playboy Collectors Cards|
|Playmate Review||Released: Binders--August 4, 2004, Boxes--August 12, 2004||By: Stellar Collectibles|
|Production: 400 cases, 10 cards to a pack, 24 packs to a box, 10 boxes to a case||400 Factory Binder sets, 125 Premium factory binder sets||Promo poster: One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet|
|Common set--96 cards plus 2 checklists and two previews||Featuring Playmates from 2002 (cards 1-59) and||Playmates from 1997-- Update Section (cards 60- 96)|
|Promo cards--Two--released with the "Lingerie Club" edition||Checklist numbers 99 and 100|
8 Unpublished Goil Foil Inserts--Christina Santiago 2003 PMOY
5 Memorabilia Cards--Christina Santiago 2003 PMOY
12 Standard Size Autographed Cards
Notes: One of an ambitious release schedule for Stellar in 2004, this set combines Playmate Review and 1997 Update cards. While some may not want to buy Playmate Review cards to get the 1997 Updates, the Review cards are well done, and would have been able to stand alone as a card. set. Fold out cards are a new item with this set, they are attractive as centerfold reproductions as they follow the same format, eliminating the need to crop the centerfold as is done in other cards. The downside to them is that they are hard to store as there are no card pages made for them. I took a full sheet page and made dividers using staples. That works OK if you are careful in stapling, we'll see how well it lasts.
Rumor has it that the #1 of 5 Memorabilia card is a short print, this appears likely but may be regional, the others appear to be about equal in coallation. Two of the autographs (Duplaix and Miriam) are supplied outside foil packs similar to how the Patti McClain Connors card was done for Playmates of the Year, that is, they are in stickered slipcases in the bottom of the box or top of the case of boxes. Overall the set is nice, with a little something for everyone, autographs, memorabilia cards, over size cards in two types and decent coallation.
Thanks again to Jim Dryden for his assistance in confirming some of the information on this page.