GOLDENEYE (Graffiti / Inkworks)

Release Date
15 November 1995


Set Configuration:
90 Base cards
36 Packs per box
8 Cards per pack
10 Boxes per case
35000 Boxes

As a tie-in to the latest James Bond adventure “GoldenEye”, the American based trading card manufacturer “Graffiti” jumps on the Bond wagon and presents us with a 90 card trading card set. Again the whole film story is displayed in trading card format. As a motive to the film title, the cards were packed by eight in beautiful gold foil wrappers. A complete counter display box contained 36 packs. If you purchased a whole box you were guaranteed one full basic set but if good luck was around, it was possible to get two basic sets per box. The cards, wrappers and packaging were superbly finished,. The retail price for a pack was 1,50£ about 2,00€. This card set was the last one manufactured under the name of “Graffiti”, very soon after this card set release the company name was changed from “Graffiti” into “Inkworks”, who went on to do bigger things in the world of 007, but more of that later.

"GoldenEye Counter Display Box"

Although other companies had experimented with chase cards like the Moonraker stickers from “Topps” or the hologram cards in the gold set from Eclipse were you could find most of them in each box, this was the first true chase cards of what we think of them now were there are limited numbers per box. Good fortune for the many card collectors there where only eighteen specials or chase card to collect. The first chase set existed of three cards, combining the three cards together would display the famous 007 Gunlogo and the film title “GoldenEye”. The cards are numbered from JB1 until JB3 and were randomly inserted in 1/35 packs. This Gunlogo chase set is the toughest in the “GoldenEye” card series, but from time to time they do pop up on eBay and other web retail stores.

"007 GoldenEye Chase Card Set"

A second chase card set, numbered from Q1 until Q6 is the six part Q-card set. Six different cards each printed in another colour. The reverse of cards describes all the gadgets that were invented by Q-branch and afterwards issued to James Bond. And as you know: “Q” never jokes about his work. The Q-cards were randomly inserted in 1/17 packs.

"Q-Cards Chase Set"

The last chase set exists of nine foil cards which compose a puzzle exposing the following text “BOND JAMES BOND”. The puzzle cards were randomly inserted in 1/11 packs. As I mentioned before, all these chase cards are frequently for sale on eBay and other card fairs..

"Composite Chase Card Set"

To protect this lovely card set, the card company manufactured a marine blue collector’s album or binder. The film title ”GoldenEye” was printed in a gold colour on the binder. Manufactured in very low numbers these binders are a much sought after piece of James Bond memorabilia. I’ve noticed starting prices of 250€ and more on eBay. An example of this happened on the 26th May 2008 were somebody placed a bid of 263€, this seemed high to me but I was l lucky, as I only paid 10€ for mine. It pays to shop around and only pay what you can afford.

"GoldenEye Exclusive Binder"

As a bonus for the name change from “Graffiti” to “Inkworks” the card company issued a numbered limited edition promotion card. They only printed 500 pieces. The cards where distributed during a card collectors convention in Hawaii.

"Graffiti / Inkworks Promotion Card"

The general promotion card P1 was exactly the same as the one that was distributed in Hawaii, except for the reverse side. The reverse was packed with stunning information for the release of the coming trading card series.

"Promotion Card P1"

In 1995 “Graffiti” distributed a transparent folder to all of their card distributors. The folder was provided with a beautiful golden Gunlogo and contained one “GoldenEye” sell-sheet. These folders and sell-sheets are very hard to find, the reason for that is very simple, most were destroyed, due to the name change from “Graffiti” to “Inkworks”.

"Graffiti Folder & Wrapper"

The wrappers were superbly finished in a gold colour foil and contained eight randomly chosen cards. Notice the price tag on the wrapper: 1,50£. Also available was a double foulded sell-sheet, a sell-sheet is an announcement or promotion flyer to enhance the coming card sales. Sell-sheets are a much sought after memorabilia product among the card collectors.

"Front"
"Left Inside"
"Inside Right"
"Reverse"
"GoldenEye Dealer Exclusive Sell-Sheet"

The counter display boxes were packed by ten and came in a hardboard case as shown here below. Notice the company name "Graffiti" that later changed into "Inkworks".

"GoldenEye Case"


“Basic Card Set”

01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
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15
16
17
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90

Check List:
Base Cards
[ ] 01 James Bond Is Back!
[ ] 02 Silent Invasion
[ ] 03 Captured!
[ ] 04 For England, James
[ ] 05 A Desperate Escape
[ ] 06 Plane Chase
[ ] 07 Nine Years Later
[ ] 08 Femme Fatale
[ ] 09 Playground Of The Rich
[ ] 10 High Stakes Player
[ ] 11 Place Your Bet
[ ] 12 Smooth Operators
[ ] 13 On The Lookout
[ ] 14 Onatopp's Scheme
[ ] 15 The Coveted Prize
[ ] 16 Stealing Identities
[ ] 17 Mis-Apprehension
[ ] 18 A Brilliant Hack
[ ] 19 Unscheduled Guests
[ ] 20 The Golden "Eye"
[ ] 21 Target: Severnaya
[ ] 22 Witness To A Massacre
[ ] 23 Countdown To Destruction
[ ] 24 Caught Red-Handed
[ ] 25 Disaster In The Air
[ ] 26 Detonation
[ ] 27 Electric Inferno
[ ] 28 Help From Above
[ ] 29 Nothing Left
[ ] 30 Rumor Confirmed
[ ] 31 Key Survivor
[ ] 32 Bond's Mission
[ ] 33 Department Of Gadgetry
[ ] 34 Q Demonstrates
[ ] 35 But Wait, There's More!
[ ] 36 BOOM
[ ] 37 Food For Thought
[ ] 38 Contract Established
[ ] 39 Setup
[ ] 40 Predator And Prey
[ ] 41 A Two-Faced Janus
[ ] 42 Death By Tiger
[ ] 43 Arrested And Interrogated
[ ] 44 Run For Your Life
[ ] 45 A Major Breakthrough
[ ] 46 Surrounded
[ ] 47 The Chase Is On
[ ] 48 All Washed Up
[ ] 49 Free Drinks!
[ ] 50 Artistic Pursuit
[ ] 51 New Transportation
[ ] 52 Spoils To The Victor
[ ] 53 Making A Stand
[ ] 54 Tracking Through Cyberspace
[ ] 55 Sudden Impact
[ ] 56 Caribbean Stopover
[ ] 57 Bound For Cuba
[ ] 58 Coping With Betrayal
[ ] 59 Emotional Support
[ ] 60 Rough Landing
[ ] 61 Xenia Strikes
[ ] 62 Natalya Intervenes
[ ] 63 The Final Squeeze
[ ] 64 Mission Control
[ ] 65 Beneath Placid Waters
[ ] 66 Bringing MISCHA On-Line
[ ] 67 Racing Against Time
[ ] 68 One Plan Spoiled
[ ] 69 Worldwide Melt-down
[ ] 70 Click, Click, Click ...
[ ] 71 Go Ahead, Shoot Him
[ ] 72 Ballpoint Blast
[ ] 73 Trouble On The Way
[ ] 74 Buying Time
[ ] 75 Locked In Combat
[ ] 76 Down To The Wire
[ ] 77 Just Deserts
[ ] 78 Death By Computer
[ ] 79 To The Rescue...?
[ ] 80 What Could Go Wrong?
[ ] 81 James Bond, Agent 007
[ ] 82 Natalya Fyodorovna Simonoff
[ ] 83 Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp
[ ] 84 Q
[ ] 85 M
[ ] 86 Miss Moneypenny
[ ] 87 Boris Ivanovich Grishenko
[ ] 88 Alec Trevelyan, Agent 006
[ ] 89 General Arkady Ourumov
[ ] 90 Checklist
   
Composite (James Bond Puzzle) Chase Cards (1:11 packs)
[ ] B1 What does S.P.E.C.T.R.E. stand for, and what
[ ] B2 In The Living Daylights (1987), Agent 004
[ ] B3 "GoldenEye" is the nickname of the vacation home
[ ] B4 What acress portrayed Miss Moneypenny in
[ ] B5 Columbia Pictures released a James Bond spoof
[ ] B6 In You Only Live Twice, Ernst Stavro Blofeld
[ ] B7 What celebrity did Ian Fleming use as his
[ ] B8 In The Living Daylights (1987), what is
[ ] B9 In Licence To Kill (1989), Wayne Newton
 
   
Gadgets of "Q" Chase Cards (1:17 packs)
[ ] Q1 Laser Beam Wristwatch
[ ] Q2 Grappling Hook Belt
[ ] Q3 Class 4 Grenade Pen
[ ] Q4 Walther PPK Handgun
[ ] Q5 Piton Gun
[ ] Q6 BMW Roadster
 
   
007 GoldenEye Chase Cards (1:35 packs)  
[ ] JB1 "The name is Bond. James Bond."
[ ] JB2 "Ladies first."
[ ] JB3 "Always call their bluff."
 
   
Collectors Album  
[ ] Blue Colored Binder with 007 logo and GE title  
   
Uncut Sheet  
[ ] All 90 base cards on one page  
   
Promo Cards  

[ ] P1 No number
[ ] P1 Numbered to 500 "Graffiti announces name change to Inkworks"
[ ] Dealer Sell Sheet

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