Today I have something a little different. I have twelve packs (1/3 of a box) of Urban Legends trading cards from Monsterwax. I read about it in the Non- Sport Update magazine and wanted it ever since but couldn’t find until now. The smallest comic book store in NYC happens to be the only place that sells them. The timing couldn’t be any better with Halloween right around the corner.
These cards could get a little gruesome and I love it. (However, I picked the cards that can pass as PG to scan.) Urban Legends always appeal to me and the cards, if I remembered right, are inspired by EC horror comics which I’m a big fan of. When I get some free time, I’ll read the stories on the back but right off the back I recognize some of the stories from the artwork. There is also a Shocking Stories set but I think I try to build the Urban Legends set first. Too bad they are not more readily available. It is a truly awesome product.
I got 76% of the set (38/50), twelve 3-D cards (one in each pack) and one background card. The 3-D cards have a blank back and don’t have a number so it could rather difficult to complete the set.
I also got lucky and pulled a sketch card. It is of the Stranger on the Subway which is a lot better than pulling a sketch card of the batcycle. Sketches of inanimate objects just aren’t that exciting. He also kind of reminds me of the comic The Spirit (maybe not the Spirit himself but a goon he fought).
I doubt many have any Urban Legends cards for trade but this is a set I really want to complete. The cards I’m missing are: 1,5,8,10,16,22,25,26,32,43,47,49.
Have a happy Halloween.