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Skybox: Marvel Universe Series 4 (1993)

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About This Card Series:   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.

Featured 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!

#6:  Silver Sable
Silver Sable
Good lord!  Have you ever checked out the figure on Silver Sable?  They did her up right on this card!

#11:  Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

#13:  Starhawk
Starhawk

#20:  Firestar
Firestar

#22:  Namorita
Namorita

#41:  Phoenix
Phoenix

#59:  Spider-Man
Spider-Man

#61:  Rhino
Rhino

#63:  Daredevil
Daredevil

#64:  Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

#65:  Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman

#72:  U.S. Agent
U.S. Agent

#74:  Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman
Look at those long legs!

#75:  Human Torch
Human Torch

#79:  Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom

#80:  Thing
Thing

#92:  Crystal
Crystal

#94:  Thunderstrike
Thunderstrike

#95:  Captain America
Captain America

#98:  Red Skull
Red Skull

#111:  Beast
Beast

#112:  Rogue
Rogue

#113:  Magneto
Magneto

#115:  Cyclops
Cyclops

#116:  Wolverine
Wolverine

#143:  Unsolved Mysteries of the Marvel Universe- The Secret of Spider-Man's Parents
Spider-Man

#162: Famous Battles- Captain America vs. Crossbones
Captain America

#163: Famous Battles- Punisher vs. Jigsaw
Punisher

#164: Famous Battles- Wolverine vs. Venom
Wolverine Venom

#165: Famous Battles- Spider-Man vs. Juggernaut
Spider-Man

#169: Famous Battles- Spider-Man vs. Kingpin
Spider-Man

#173: Famous Battles- Hulk vs. Hulk
Hulk