Non-Sport & Entertainment Trading Card News from Non-Sport Update

When Three Makes Four

Written By: Harris Toser - Jul• 10•14

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 1

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 1

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 2

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 2

This week, we written twice about the brand new Aug/Sep ’14 issue of Non-Sport Update. Rounding out the coverage, we’d like to discuss the Chronicles of The Three Stooges promotional cards from brand new trading card manufacturer RRParks CARDS.

Collectors will find four randomly-inserted Stooges cards inside the issue (as shown at the top and bottom of this post). All are inserted at an equal insertion rate. We checked in with the manufacturer to find out what lead to the decision to insert four cards rather then one, as most other manufacturers do.

“I’m a fan of promo cards—not only are they good advertising but they are just fun to provide as freebies to fellow collectors” said RRParks Cards’ Richard Parks. He continues “I’m a collector at heart—ever since my first box of ‘cards’, the third series of Wacky Packages which my folks bought me back in the early 1970s when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. Now that I actually have my own trading card company, as well as the contract with C3 Entertainment, Inc. to publish Three Stooges cards, I figure I’m going to have as much fun as I can and that includes producing enjoyable promo cards for each of the Stooge series. To me, it’s a blast and the most fun I’ve had in a VERY long time. I certainly hope fellow collectors find them fun, too. And I’d really welcome the comments, suggestions and ideas of fellow card and Stooge collectors. In addition to the blog for Non Sport Update, which I intend to read often, I’ve also set up a comment link at my RRParksCards.com website so that collectors and fans can let me know their thoughts and suggestions.”

Stooges fans should be sure to pick-up a copy of the current issue of Non-Sport Update not only for the promo card, but our coverage on the first Stooges series as well (four series are planned). And be sure to keep reading our blog—We’ll have more coverage of The Chronicles of The Three Stooges later this month.

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 3

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 3

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 4

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 4

Five Promo Cards To Add To Your Collection

Written By: Harris Toser - Jul• 09•14

Yesterday we wrote about the cover and stories inside the brand new Aug/Sep ’14 issue of Non-Sport Update. Let’s look at the promo cards today.

Inside NSU‘s brand new issue, look for five exclusive cards—Under The Dome Season One Trading Cards from Rittenhouse Archives; Legendary Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game from Upper Deck;  and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Cryptozoic Entertainment. The issue also contains an Adventure Time promotional card with art by Sam Ellis which matches NSU’s original Adventure Time cover. And finally, look for one of four different randomly-inserted Chronicles of The Three Stooges cards from brand new trading card manufacturer, RRParks CARDS. Cards labeled PROMO 1 through PROMO 4 can be found, each inserted at an equal insertion rate.

Head on over to the current issue page on our main site to purchase a single issue or subscription. You’ll also find Non-Sport Update in select Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million stores as well as comic and card shops.

Under the Dome Season 1 Trading Cards

Under the Dome Season One Trading Cards P2 (Rittenhouse Archives)

Legendary Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game

Legendary Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game unnumbered (Upper Deck)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug P1 (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

Adventure Time

Adventure Time P2 (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

Chronicles of The Three Stooges

Chronicles of The Three Stooges PROMO 1 through PROMO 4 (RRParks CARDS)

Now Shipping: Aug/Sep ’14 Issue of Non-Sport Update

Written By: Harris Toser - Jul• 08•14

Non-Sport Update Aug/Sep '14 cover

The brand new Aug/Sep ’14 new issue of Non-Sport Update magazine is now shipping. The issue features an exclusive Adventure Time cover, created especially for NSU by artist Sam Ellis with the full cooperation of Cartoon Network and Cryptozoic Entertainment (CZE). Inside the issue, read about CZE’s upcoming Adventure Time series as well as Monsterwax’s upcoming Monsters & Maniacs, Rittenhouse Archives’ Under the Dome Season One, Upper Deck’s Legendary Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game, and several other upcoming series. The issue also takes a look back at Sergeant Preston of the Yukon cards. You can also read our fascinating interview with Matthew Algeo, author of Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport.

We have a great line-up of exclusive promo cards inside the Aug/Sep ’14 issue as well. There are five cards in total. Look for details on those soon…or head on over to the current issue on our main site to see them and purchase a single issue or subscription. You’ll also find Non-Sport Update in select Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million stores as well as in comic and card shops.

New Legendary Expansion Series Encourages Gamers’ Inner Evil

Written By: Harris Toser - Jul• 02•14

2012 Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game logo

Upper Deck logoUpper Deck’s fourth expansion series for Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set for July, this time with a twist. The expansion is called Villains which flips gameplay upside down and allows fans to play as the evil Marvel villains.

The Villains core expansion will include 550 playable cards featuring all-new, original artwork. New for this set are 15 playable allies, seven adversary groups, four commanders, four back-up adversaries and eight new plots. Additionally, gamers will be able to use new Hydra-themed starting hands along with new bystanders.

Including in Villains are an assortment of Marvel’s greatest villains: Magneto, Venom, and Dr. Octopus. Upper Deck’s press release says “With subtle changes to the game board and game play, the Villains core set provides fans with a whole new playable experience and rubberized play mat with a long-lasting and transportable board to battle on.”

“Since the Marvel villains are such polarizing characters who do occasionally win, we thought fans would love the opportunity to play as the ‘bad guy’ for once” said Jason Brenner, Upper Deck’s director of entertainment brands. “What makes this expansion so compelling is that it is 100% compatible with every other Legendary set we have put out to date. We recently ran demos at the Origins Game Fair and fans were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the actual product. I guess people are looking forward to being bad.”

Look for the Villains expansion series in hobby shops in July.