So, did you guys know that there is such a thing as Big Bang Theory trading cards? Because I had no clue. I am a very frequent visitor of Books-a-Million, which is a chain that sells a lot of Big Bang Theory merchandise, and I have never come across this. I actually love the idea of trading cards for a non-animated show and I would really love to own these!
While doing my research, I discovered that the cards are categorized by the season. It looks like some of them are even autographed, which is a huge plus! Actually there are some confirmed autographs. This list includes: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Alice Amter, Brian George, Kevin Sussman, Laurie Metcalf, John Ross Bowie, and Courtney Henggeler. Mind you, this is the batch for seasons one and two.
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The cards themselves come in packs in a very nice, classy box. You will get 5 cards in a pick and there are a total of 24 packs in a box. For an added bonus, you also get a nifty three ring binder to carry your cards in. The season one and two box comes with an exclusive wardrobe card featuring a production-used costume for Sheldon Cooper.
Seasons 3 +4
The confirmed autographed signers for the season three and four box are Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, Wil Wheaton, Levar Burton, Danica McKellar, Rick Fox, Carol Ann Susi, Laurie Metcalf, Christine Baranski, Brian George, Aarti Mann, Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie, Alice Amter, and Ian Scott Rudolph. The binder in this box includes an exclusive Wardrobe card featuring production-used costume for Howard Wolowitz.
Season five has a box all to itself. The autograph signers for this box includes Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Leonard Nimroy, Brent Spiner, Joshua Malina, Vernee Watson, Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie, Chriselle Almeida, Peter Onorati, Katie Leclerc, Lance Barber, Laurie Metcalf, Alice Amter, Casey Sander, and Becky O’Donohue. The limited edition binder will come with an exclusive Wardrobe card, M39, Penny’s Yellow Shirt.
The final Big Bang Theory trading card box set that is currently available is for seasons 6 and 7. This set has some very interesting and fancy cards. Some of them are cartoon versions of the characters. The autograph signers for seasons six and seven are: Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries, Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper, Pasha D. Lychnikoff as Dimitri Rezinov, Ryan Cartwright as Cole, Ian Scott Rudolph as Captain Sweatpants, Brian Posehn as Bert. Brian Thomas Smith as Zack Johnson, Matt Battaglia as Officer Reynolds, Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney, Josh Peck as Jesse, Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, Margo Harshman as Alex Jensen, Kate Miccuci as Lucy, Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, and Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski.
Lastly, if you want a cheaper option, you can actually buy individual packs at $3.50 a pop. The newest box is up for purchase on https://www.cryptozoic.com/ You may have to find the others on Amazon though.