Monday, June 6, 2011

2009 iCardz America At War: Band of Brothers Series 1

67 years ago on June 6, 1944 over 150,000 Allied soldiers landed at Normandy in what became the largest invasion force ever. Canada’s iCardz, producers of historically educational cards, created the America at War Band of Brothers Series 1 release to educate people about this gallant action. Not to be confused with the 1942 R12 America at War series, the iCardz release is a modern day (released in 2009) set released to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of D-Day.

 The set has a base checklist of 192 cards plus a 7 card autograph set and sketch cards plus there are also instant win cards where you have a chance to win actual equipment used during the war. Each box contains 24 packs with 8 cards per pack and sells from $50 with 1 in 6 boxes containing an autograph or sketch card.

The autograph checklist includes Lynn "Buck" Compton, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Edward Heffron, Clancy Lyall, Donald Malarkey, Amos "Buck" Taylor and Earl McClung. Artist Ingrid Hardy, who has had her work appear in sets like Topps Star Wars releases (30th Anniversary, The Clone Wars, Galaxy, Empires Strikes Back, etc.) as well as the Heroes and Lord of the Rings releases, provides the artwork for the sketch cards. Even though the set has now been out for 2 years I have only found 1 sketch card, a Harold Duty sketch card, up for auction at a whopping $149.99 and I am unable to find any of the autograph cards related to the set.

 Currently iCardz is working on a second series, America at War The Pacific Series 2 which covers the Pacific theater of operations from World War II. Like Series 1, the second series will also contain 192 base cards, autographs and sketch cards and will probably be available for a similar price.

For more information check out iCardz U.S. site: America at War

1 comment:

  1. While individual autograph and sketch cards do not show up often, there are several different sellers who list sealed boxes, binders, and base sets, as well as many listings for the various promos.
    In addition, I maintain threads on this series on several non-sport forums and we would love to bring new collectors into the fold to build this series.