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Skybox: Marvel Universe Series 4 (1993)
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The general idea of this card series is cool but frankly, I think they
did better with the next series (1994). There are 179 base cards
in this series. 135 of these cards are smaller portions of larger
9-card pictures. That's cool. The only downside is that you sometimes need one or
more other cards around it to figure out what's going on in just one
card's picture. Not all of the cards are great, stand-alone
pictures. Plus, having all the trading card information "junk" on
the front of every card kind of spoils the whole, nine-card picture.
9 cards in this set were "Unsolved Mysteries" cards
that told about mysteries of the Marvel Universe. Most of the
remaining cards were "Famous Battles" that chronicled famous, Marvel
Comics fights. Last, but not least, was a 9-card red foil chase
set of Marvel 2099 characters. A super special, and quite rare,
bonus card could also be found in this series. It is a hologram
of Spider-Man vs. Venom. There was only 1 in every 180 packs (or
1 in every 5 boxes). This hologram card came in three color
variants: blue, green, or red. The blue is the absolute, most
extremely rare version of this card to find, which is already pretty
rare to begin with.
This was quite a set for Marvel! They used
every sort of gimmick in the book and it made for a really special
trading card series. Some of the artwork looks a little rushed,
but I really have no big complaints. Trading cards are supposed
to have all kinds of neat, attention-getting, gimmicky ploys.
This series really delivers.
Cards: I won't
display every card from a series because I don't think every card in a
series is necessarily attractive or otherwise special. What
you'll see here are some of the cards of characters I like best.
I hope you enjoy these cards, too!
Good lord! Have you ever checked out the figure on Silver
Sable? They did her up right on this card!
#11: Silver Surfer
#64: Scarlet Witch
#72: U.S. Agent
#74: Invisible Woman
Look at those long legs!
#75: Human Torch
#79: Dr. Doom
#95: Captain America
#98: Red Skull
#143: Unsolved Mysteries of the Marvel Universe- The Secret of
#162: Famous Battles- Captain America vs. Crossbones
#163: Famous Battles- Punisher vs. Jigsaw
#164: Famous Battles- Wolverine vs. Venom
#165: Famous Battles- Spider-Man vs. Juggernaut
#169: Famous Battles- Spider-Man vs. Kingpin
#173: Famous Battles- Hulk vs. Hulk