CONNOISSEURS COLLECTION VOL. II, THE '70s (Inkworks)

Release Date
15 January 1997


Set Configuration:
90 Base cards
36 Packs per box
7 Cards per pack
10 Boxes per case
15000 Boxes

“INKWORKS IS BACK”. For the James Bond trading card collectors January 1997 started with a big bang as “The Connoisseurs Collection Volume II” from “Inkworks” hits the retail shops, movie and collector fairs. This second volume is also know as the 70’s part of the three part collection and was mentioned on the last card in the first set as a continuation to that set. And continue it did, with all the numbers of basic and chase cards starting were the last set had finished off. This time only five James Bond movies from the 70’s are pictured on the cards, “Diamonds Are Forever”, “Live And Let Die”, “The Man With The Golden Gun”, “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker”. Again the cards were available in packs containing seven cards or in a counter display box containing 36 packs. The wrappers were manufactured in gold-foil and depicted Roger Moore artwork. Like the previous volume, nine cards are used per movie, the others cards depicting a “Ladies Gallery”, a “Heroes & Villains” set and of course the Roger Moore Portfolio. Again the last card is an introduction to the next volume.

"Counter Display Box Volume Two & Wrappers"

With fans still searching for that first chase set? “Inkworks” manufactured a follow up to the “Women Of Bond” chase cards, again it was nine foil-etched cards containing sexy pictures. This time featuring beautiful shots of Jill St John as Tiffany Case and Lana Wood as Plenty O’ Toole in “Diamonds Are Forever”, Jane Seymour as the mysterious Miss Solitaire and Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in “Live And Let Die”, Maud Adams as Andrea Anders and Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight in “The Man With The Golden Gun”, Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova in “The Spy Who Loved Me”, Lois Chiles as Dr. Holly Goodhead and Corinne Clery as Corinne Dufour in “Moonraker” and many others. To coincide with the previous card numbering, the numbering continues from W10 thru W18 and the cards were randomly inserted into 1/11 packs.

W10
W11
W12
W13
W14
W15
W16
W17
W18

The James Bond “Movie Poster” chase cards are continuing from “Diamonds Are Forever” thru “Moonraker”, this time there was only five, one for each of the 70’s movies featured in the second set. Again each metal-foil card shows the original movie poster. The card numbering continues from P07 thru P11 and as before randomly inserted in 1/24 packs. These cards are really beautiful but the gold coating is so very fragile.

P07
P08
P09
P10
P11

And as you already may have guessed, the “Golden Touch” chase card is Back In Action. This time the gold-foil, sculpted and embossed card featured Roger Moore in a scene from “The Man With Golden Gun”. As in the previous series the golden touch card was strictly limited and only inserted into 1/108 packs. A very bizarre thing happened during the printing process of this Golden Touch chase card, some of the cards were given a platinum finish and were accidentally inserted into packs. Read more about this incident later in Volume III.

Golden Touch Card G2
Platinum Touch Card G2

To promote the second volume of the Connoisseurs Collection, “Inkworks” issued a double sided sell sheet and a promotion card P2. The main title on the sell sheet was “BOND IS BACK”. When manufacturing the promotion card P2, “Inkworks” used a still depicting Roger Moore in an action scene on board of the Stromberg tanker Liparus. This action scene came from the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, the third James Bond movie starring Roger Moore as agent 007. The promotion cards are on sale for peanuts, but the sell sheet is another story, these are really hard to find these days..

At the time, the chase card retail prices were high, about 8€ for each “Women Of Bond” card and 10€ for a “Movie Poster” card. To own one of the “Golden Touch” cards you had to lay down 25€ or more. Now prices are much lower via eBay.


“Basic Card Set”

091
092
093
094
095
096
097
098
099
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180

 

Check List:
Base Cards
[ ] 91 Volume Two: The '70s
[ ] 92 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 93 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 94 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 95 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 96 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 97 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 98 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 99 Diamonds Are Forever
[ ] 100 Live And Let Die
[ ] 101 Live And Let Die
[ ] 102 Live And Let Die
[ ] 103 Live And Let Die
[ ] 104 Live And Let Die
[ ] 105 Live And Let Die
[ ] 106 Live And Let Die
[ ] 107 Live And Let Die
[ ] 108 Live And Let Die
[ ] 109 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 110 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 111 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 112 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 113 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 114 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 115 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 116 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 117 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] 118 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 119 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 120 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 121 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 122 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 123 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 124 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 125 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 126 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] 127 Moonraker
[ ] 128 Moonraker
[ ] 129 Moonraker
[ ] 130 Moonraker
[ ] 131 Moonraker
[ ] 132 Moonraker
[ ] 133 Moonraker
[ ] 134 Moonraker
[ ] 135 Moonraker
[ ] 136 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 137 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 138 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 139 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 140 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 141 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 142 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 143 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 144 Enemies & Allies
[ ] 145 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 146 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 147 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 148 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 149 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 150 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 151 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 152 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 153 The Moore Dossier
[ ] 154 The Connery Portfolio
[ ] 155 The Connery Portfolio
[ ] 156 The Connery Portfolio
[ ] 157 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 158 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 159 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 160 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 161 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 162 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 163 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 164 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 165 35 Years Of Gadgets
[ ] 166 Automobiles
[ ] 167 Automobiles
[ ] 168 Automobiles
[ ] 169 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 170 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 171 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 172 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 173 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 174 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 175 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 176 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 177 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 178 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 179 Ladies Gallery
[ ] 180 Volume Three Preview
   
F/X-TCH Chase Cards (1:11 packs)
[ ] W10 Jill St John as Tiffany Case
[ ] W11 Jane Seymour as Solitaire
[ ] W12 Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver
[ ] W13 Andrea & Mary
[ ] W14 Anya Amasova
[ ] W15 Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead
[ ] W16 Manuela & Corinne
[ ] W17 Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole
[ ] W18 The Arabian Girls
 
   
Metalworks Poster Chase Cards (1:24 packs)
[ ] P07 Diamonds are Forever
[ ] P08 Live and Let Die
[ ] P09 The Man with the Golden Gun
[ ] P10 The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] P11 Moonraker
 
   
Golden Touch Chase Card (1:108 packs)
[ ] G2 Roger Moore  
   
Collectors Album
[ ] Connoisseur Binder  
   
Promo Cards
[ ] P2 Roger Moore
[ ] Dealer Sell Sheet “The All-New Sequel”

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