After 31 Years It Was Time To Open Up That Pack Of Dark Crystal Cards!

The Dark Crystal Card Packaging
Last week I happened to stumble across several unopened packs of cards from 1982’s The Dark Crystal at a local Anime store, I went in expecting to find My Neighbor Totoro items…not dreaming I would find some 31 year old retro treasure!

The packaging as you can see in the image above is in pretty good shape and I made sure to check it over just in case this was a reprinting that I hadn’t come across before. It certainly appeared to be legit and the price tag on just one pack was five bucks so I decided to take the chance.

So this afternoon it was with all of the pomp and circumstance usually reserved for the excavation of a lost tomb or ruin that I carefully opened a pack of cards that had waited 31 years to fall into a Jim Henson fan’s hands and to be shared with all of you.

The Dark Crystal - Card 12 A

The Dark Crystal - Card 12 B

The Dark Crystal - Card 36 A

The Dark Crystal - Card 36 B

The Dark Crystal - Card 51 A

The Dark Crystal - Card 51 B

The Dark Crystal - Card 59 A

The Dark Crystal - Card 59 B

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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4 thoughts on “After 31 Years It Was Time To Open Up That Pack Of Dark Crystal Cards!

  1. Thanks, friends! I’m planning on going back in a couple of weeks to see if I can’t pick up any more of the cards. I will back you up on that statement by the way, Dex! :)

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