Saturday, December 20, 2014

1987 Tyr Trading Card

Back in 1987 (and again in 1989), DC Comics printed a very unique set of trading cards. These cards were printed on comic backing boards sold with three-packs of DC comics at large retailers. The 1987 series had six different sheets of 8 cards, making for a set of 48 different cards. The cards were printed directly on the backing boards with dotted lines for kids to cut out. Cards featured “Great Heroes”, “Great Villains”, and “Great Moments in Comics.” Tyr was included on card #21, appearing on a board along with Firestorm, Cyborg, Flash, Man of Steel #1, Detective Comics #38, Captain Atom #1, and The Key. Below is the front and back of Tyr’s card. 

Below is an example of an uncut sheet of cards.

There was a second series of backing board trading cards produced in 1989.  This set consisted of 72 different cards. 120 cards all together and Tyr is the only Legion-themed card. I suppose Tyr's Super Powers action figure made him popular enough to merit a card!

For more information and a complete list of these cards, check out these sites:

I’d never even heard of these cards until a few months ago when our buddy Aaron Bias presented a couple of them to me. Thanks Aaron!

Long Live the Legion!

1 comment:

  1. There are 2 other cards to collect in this set - #38 (reprints the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1) and #43 (reprints the cover to Adventure Comics #307).