The first full series of Farscape trading cards will be available in late May with the release of "Farscape: Season One Trading Cards." Production of this series will be limited to 8,000 sequentially numbered boxes, with each box containing 1 "From the Archives" card featuring an authentic piece of Farscape costume material. A total of 6 different characters' costumes have been cut up and mounted in these highly limited and collectable cards.
"Our 'From the Archives' cards mark yet another bold step forward in our efforts to provide maximum collectibility and long-term value to dealers and collectors alike," said Steve Charendoff, President of Rittenhouse Archives, publisher of the cards. "There's no doubt that having authentic costume material takes the collector just that much closer to the actors and the show. To the best of my knowledge, this is also the first time any entertainment card set has offered authentic costume cards."
Farscape: Season One Trading Cards will also feature a wide variety of
collectable cards, including autographs (1:72 packs) from Ben Browder
(John Crichton), Gigi Edgley (Chiana), Anthony Simcoe (D'Argo) and Brian
Henson (the show's producer). An autographed card signed by series
creator Rockne S. O'Bannon will also be included exclusively with the
Farscape: Season One Trading Cards Collectors Album, available
separately from the cards.
The base set will contain 72 cards, with each of the 22 season-one
episodes depicted on 3 different cards. Other bonus cards will include
9 "Farscape Stars" cards (1:4 Packs), 9 "Behind-the-scenes with Rockne
S. O'Bannon" cards (1:6 Packs), 9 "Season Two Preview" cards (1:8 Packs)
and 1 "Farscape In Motion" lenticular card (1:36 Packs), in addition to
the costume and autograph cards.