Horror Collectibles: 2009 Rittenhouse 50th Anniversary Edition Twilight Zone Trading Cards

Rittenhouse Archives is a company that publishes non-sports trading cards such as Star Trek, Game of Thrones & Doctor Who. They have published multiple Twilight Zone edition trading cards but today we will talk about the 2009 50th Anniversary Edition.

A few years ago I purchased an unopened hobby box with 24 packs, 5 cards per pack. The particular box that I purchased was 2570 of 4000 made. The box also promised 4 autographs inside.

After opening the box and packs and then assorting the cards I found that I was able to assemble the complete 79 card base-set. I then made a customized Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary three-ring binder to store the cards. I also received some of the insert cards but not enough to complete the sets.

As promised, I received 4 autographed cards. The cards I received were:
Barbara Perry as Blonde Woman in “The Chaser”
David Macklin as Bud Powell in “Ring-A-Ding Girl”
Linden Chiles as Hall in “Four O’Clock”
Cliff Osmond as Manolo in “The Gift”

Overall this is a neat little set. Each card has a different episode on the front and back which includes the episode title, original airdate and a brief episode description. In my opinion, this is a must for any Twilight Zone fans.

Rittenhouse also has an upcoming release of a new edition of Twilight Zone cards in 2023 with Twilight Zone Archives Expansion

Base Checklist:

1 The Twilight Zone/And When The Sky Was Opened
2 Where Is Everybody?/Judgment Night
3 One For The Angels/Perchance To Dream
4 Mr. Denton on Doomsday/Third From The Sun
5 The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine/The Four Of Us Are Dying
6 Walking Distance/What You Need
7 Escape Clause/The Fever
8 The Lonely/The Hitch-Hiker
9 Time Enough At Last/I Shot An Arrow Into The Air
10 The Last Flight/Nightmare As A Child
11 The Purple Testament/A Nice Place To Visit
12 Elegy/The Big Tall Wish
13 Mirror Image/A Passage For Trumpet
14 The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street/The Chaser
15 A World Of Difference/A Stop At Willoughby
16 Long Live Walter Jameson/The Mighty Casey
17 People Are Alike All Over/The After Hours
18 Execution/Mr. Bevis
19 A World Of His Own/The Night of the Meek
20 King Nine Will Not Return/A Most Unusual Camera
21 The Man In The Bottle/The Trouble With Templeton
22 Nervous Man In A Four Dollar Room/The Whole Truth
23 A Thing About Machines/Back There
24 The Howling Man/Dust
25 Eye Of The Beholder/Twenty Two
26 Nick of Time/A Penny For Your Thoughts
27 The Lateness Of The Hour/The Invaders
28 The Odyssey Of Flight 33/The Obsolete Man
29 Mr. Dingle, The Strong/Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?
30 Static/The Mind And The Matter
31 The Prime Mover/The Shelter
32 Long Distance Call/The Arrival
33 A Hundred Yards Over The Rim/Two
34 The Rip Van Winkle Caper/The Mirror
35 The Silence/A Game Of Pool
36 Shadow Play/The Passerby
37 The Grave/Dead Man’s Shoes
38 It’s A Good Life/One More Pallbearer
39 Deaths-Head Revisited/Nothing In The Dark
40 The Midnight Sun/Kick The Can
41 Still Valley/Showdown With Rance McGrew
42 The Jungle/The Hunt
43 Once Upon A Time/To Serve Man
44 Five Characters In Search Of An Exit/The Last Rites Of Jeff Myrtlebank
45 A Quality Of Mercy/A Piano In The House
46 The Fugitive/Cavender Is Coming
47 Little Girl Lost/I Sing The Body Electric
48 Person Or Persons Unknown/Young Man’s Fancy
49 The Little People/The Thirty-Fathom Grave
50 Four O’Clock/In His Image
51 Hocus-Pocus and Frisby/The Changing Of The Guard
52 The Trade-Ins/Mute
53 The Gift/He’s Alive
54 The Dummy/Valley of the Shadow
55 Death Ship/Passage On The Lady Anne
56 Jess-Belle/On Thursday We Leave For Home
57 Miniature/The Incredible World Of Horace Ford
58 Printer’s Devil/Steel
59 No Time Like The Past/In Praise Of Pip
60 The Parallel/The Bard
61 I Dream Of Genie/The Last Night Of A Jockey
62 The New Exhibit/A Kind Of Stopwatch
63 Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville/Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
64 Living Doll/Number 12 Looks Just Like You
65 The Old Man In The Cave/The Self-Improvement Of Salvadore Ross
66 Uncle Simon/The Long Morrow
67 Probe 7, Over and Out/From Agnes – With Love
68 The 7th Is Made Up Of Phantoms/Night Call
69 A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain/Black Leather Jackets
70 Ninety Years Without Slumbering/Queen Of The Nile
71 Ring-A-Ding Girl/An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
72 You Drive/Spur Of The Moment
73 What’s In The Box/The Brain Center At Whipple’s
74 The Masks/Mr. Garrity and the Graves
75 I Am The Night – Color Me Black/The Encounter
76 Sounds And Silences/The Bewitchin’ Pool
77 Caesar And Me/The Fear
78 The Jeopardy Room/Come Wander With Me
79 Stopover In A Quiet Town/Twilight Zone

 

 

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