Saturday, August 1, 2020

Coffee Break:Outlander Season 4

*Got up way too early this morning, it's going to take some coffee IV to be able to survive today. Pours first of what will be many cups. At least I have an early product to open for getting up early*

Well, good very early morning to everyone! Today I am fortunate to be breaking open the latest release from Cryptozoic four days early! That's right! This product hasn't even been released yet as it comes out on August 5th.

*takes a sip, well two, okay three, then continues on his card banter*

Outlander Season 4 trading cards are here, well almost! This is one of the most highly anticipated releases this year by Cryptozoic of the very popular show time traveling Starz show. They have produced cards for Seasons 1-3 as well.

The show keeps you on the edge of your seat as you follow the story of Claire and Jamie and their time traveling troubles and run ins. I bet this box of cards will keep me on the edge of my seat as well. As with any Cryptozoic release, there are always surprises to find.

*finishes up cup number one, see I told you it's going to be a multiple cup kind of day, pours cup two and can't wait to open this up*

Let's get to ripping this.

Each box of Cryptozoic Outlander Season 4 comes with 24 packs of 5 cards.  You can look for autographs and wardrobe cards, but on average I would say you will find one of each. You will also find a bonus pack with 15 cards in the pack. Boxes of Outlander Season 4 currently sit at $110. I would buy it now while they are low. Seems the trend for this product is for these to go up after awhile.

*another sip*

One thing that always grabs my attention about Cryptozoic products is their high gloss base cards with episodic images of a shows season.
Here is the front of the base set

The back of the base card.

There are 72 cards in the base set and one box usually gives you the whole set. I haven't seen too many times where this wasn't the case. This box provided me with the full set.

It seems Cryptozoic continues to build upon more parallels for their products recently.

Here are the parallels that you can find for the base set, Canvas Stock, Gold Foil, Red Foil /50, and Printing Plates 1/1.
These are the canvas parallels. I think you can see some of the canvas appeal from my pics. If not, hold on, I have a better shot of one coming up.

This is the gold foil parallels. It's a touch of gold foil on the bottom border of the base card.

I didn't find any numbered red parallels in this break.

*takes his first shot of the second cup, then moves onto chase/insert cards*

The chase/insert sets in Outlander also have parallels.

You can find the following, Canvas Stock, Gold Foil, Red Foil /50, and Printing Plates 1/1.
Here are the Character Chase cards. These fall 1:3 packs and have 9 cards in the set to collect. Lookie here, I have the set!

I also found a canvas Character parallel. As I told you earlier, hold on I will have a better close up picture of the canvas parallels. You can really see it here.

Father and Daughter is the next insert I found. there is no better bond than a father and daughter. These fall 1:3 packs and have nine in the set to collect as well.

 Canvas parallel of Father and Daughter.

 Frasers Ridge falls 1:3 packs and also has nine cards in the set. Another one down!

Puzzle cards are the toughest to find of the chase/inserts. They fall at a tougher 1:6 rate and you wont' find all nine cards. So you will have to make the choice of buying another box (I mean who doesn't like to rip) or pick up the ones missing on eBay.

*takes another sip or two. Okay, I will admit, it's always three or more. Then continues on to rest of this break*

Okay, we have seen the base, the parallels and the chase inserts. Now we are moving onto the bonus pack of the box. The Playing Cards.
There are 15 of these playing cards in this pack and I can't wait to open them and see what these look like.

Okay, these are really stinkin' cool. I would definitely collect a set that looks this good. There are 54 of these in the set to collect and also some gold parallels.

*finishes up cup number two, didn't realize how hot the next cup was going to be or how hot this box was going to turn out*

Now we have reached the hits stage. On average, as I said, there will be one wardrobe and one autograph but this box was pretty hot as it doubled the average amount of hits.
Single wardrobe of Tim Downie as Govenor Tryon. There are 30 single relics to collect.

Dual wardrobe find! There are 13 of these to chase and they fall 1:48 packs. This one is numbered to 150!

Then onto my one-per-box on card, yes ON CARD, ,autograph. This one is of Ed Speleers who plays as Stephen Bonnet.

This is the overall autograph checklist of 18 signers
  • AK Ajuawak Kapashesit as Raven of Keowee
  • BC Braeden Clarke as Kaheroton
  • CO Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss
  • CM Colin McFarlane as Ulysses
  • FC James Barriscale as Farquard Campbell
  • FE Flint Eagle as Tskili Yona
  • GS Grant Stott as Captain Freeman
  • KR Kyle Rees as John Quincy Myers
  • LW Lee Boardman as Lieutenant Wolff
  • MG Melanie Gray as Margaret Tryon
  • NS Natalie Simpson as Phaedre
  • SH Simon Harrison as George Washington
  • SM Sera-Lys McArthur as Johiehon
  • TC Tantoo Cardinal as Adawehi
  • TD Tim Downie as Governor Tryon
  • TJ Tom Jackson as Tehwahsehkwe
  • UR Urs Rechn as Gerhard Mueller
  • YT Yan Tual as Father Alexandre
 And out of the blue came this in the final few packs....
Father and Daughter 1/1 printing plate!! WOOOOOOOO!

*burned my tongue on the coffee and my hands from this hot box!*

That was a lot of fun and worth waking up early for. As with most breaks I have done of Cryptozoic products, there are always surprises such as extra hits, parallels you didn't know about, etc. They always put out a great product and don't normally leave you disappointed.

So if you're a fan of Outlander, this one is for you!

Also if you are interested in the overall checklist, you can find that HERE.

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍵)

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Hits 🍵🍵 🍵🍵🍵
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13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on pulling that printing plate. As much as I enjoy autographs and relics, the playing cards were my favorite part of this box. It'd be fun to build a complete deck/set.

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  2. Wow, congratulations on the great hit. Looks like a wonderful product.

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  3. Wow! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Nice, even though I know nothing about this series!

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  5. Amazing box, love the one of one and Bonette auto!

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  6. Those relic cards are fascinating, do they post a picture of the full size piece on the back?

    Bill Svake

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  7. Great box! Some really cool relic cards from all the elaborate historical costumes in this show

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  8. Bonus hits for the win!
    JKK427

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  9. I’m starting to like Non Sports Cards more and more I guess I need to start watching the shows these cards are based on. Cryptozoic makes cool products and I have always like the look of there cards but haven’t really been into non sports cards

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  10. I love all the cryptozoic cards! The Father/daughter combo sealed the deal! That card and matching printing plate are the coolest!

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  11. Now thats something different.

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  12. Great card set love the pictures used.

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  13. I really like those canvas cards

    Waxkini

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