TOMORROW NEVER DIES (Inkworks)

Release Date
10 December 1997


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

Since the release of “GoldenEye” there was nothing that could stop the Bond mania. Pierce Brosnan had a contract for four movies, in his second role as agent 007 he has to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Inkworks had hit the jackpot with the connoisseurs trading card collection and to coincide with the release of the new James Bond movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” they released a brand new trading card set. The basic set contained 90 full colour pictures following the whole movie in trading card format. The cards were randomly packed by eight in blood red wrappers, probably referring to the blood red posters. The wrappers were manufactured in blood red metal foil, embossed with the “Tomorrow Never Dies” logo. The counter display box contained 36 packs. When opening the box, the lid could be folded to reveal a cut-out of James and Paris.

"Counter Display Box"
"Blood Red Metal Foil Wrappers"

“Inkworks” didn’t save on promotion costs for this new card series. They produced not less than three different promotion cards P0, P1, P2 and a superbly designed sell-sheet.

"From left to Right, Promotion Cards P0, P1 & P2"

The announcement on the sell-sheet reads "BOND IS BACK" and shows a picture of Pierce Brosnan as 007 and Terri Hatcher as Paris Carver printed on a red and yellow background. Actually this sell-sheet is a tough one to get hold of, a similar to the one shown here below was sold on the 28th May 2008 on eBay for 17,28€.

"Dealer Exclusive Sell-Sheet"

As an example to the previous series it was a must for “Inkworks” to create some new chase sets. For the collectors it’s all by all acceptable, this time there are only 14 chase cards to collect. The first chase set existed of nine puzzle cards. Together the nine cards compose a picture of Terry Hatcher as Paris Carver holding a glass of champagne.
Terri Hatcher was born in California on the 8th December 1964. She was pregnant during the shooting of “Tomorrow Never Dies”. Terry became world famous for her role as Lois Lane in the famous TV-series “The New Adventures Of Superman”. The puzzle chase cards are numbered from T1 thru T9 and were randomly inserted in 1/11 packs. The reverse of each card contains a James Bond trivia question with the answer printed upside down. No cheating 007.

"Terri Hatcher 9 Card Puzzle Chase Card Set"

The second chase set has of only four cards. The cards follow the same style as the “Women Of Bond” chase cards in the connoisseurs trading card collection. Displayed on the cards are the four leading Bond Girls from the movie, Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin, Terri Hatcher as Paris Carver, Cecilie Thomsen as Inga Bergstrom and Daphne Deckers as the Public Relations Lady for Carver Media. The Bond girls were a little harder to collect than the puzzle cards as they were only inserted into 1/24 packs, let’s say one card per box and numbered as W1 to W4.

W1
W2
W3
W4

"Tomorrow Never Dies Women Of Bond”

The last chase card and probably the most difficult one is the “Bond Dressed To Kill” card. This card was randomly inserted in only 1/108 packs. Meaning that you had to buy at least three boxes and some mothers luck to obtain this card. This card frequently pops-up on eBay for very reasonable prices. The card is numbered as B1.

"Front B1"
"Reverse B1"

For the diehard card collectors, there are two different uncut sheets to collect. One containing the nine Terri Hatcher puzzle cards and a second one showing three different promotion cards, this uncut promo card sheet was issued by Suncoast.

Front side "Suncoast Uncut Promo Sheet"
Reverse Side "Suncoast Uncut Promo Sheet"

Shown here below, this nine card uncut sheet is a real piece of artwork ready to be framed. Sometimes it pops up on eBay for a reasonable price. Notice the numbering in the lower right corner, this is sheet 320 from only 500 pieces.

"9 Card Uncut Sheet"

To store and protect this exciting trading card set, the card company manufactured a beautiful collectors binder. This time the binder is finished in high quality blood red scuba vinyl, emblazoned with the world famous 007 Gunlogo and the silver foiled movie title “Tomorrow Never Dies”.

“Tomorrow Never Dies Exclusive Binder"

To celebrate this unique opportunity “Inkworks” gave the trading card collectors a chance to win one of the limited edition Aston Martin DB5 die-cast replicas from Danburry Mint. Among the many cards you could find a “Sorry Card” with the following note “Sorry, you are not an Instant Winner”, or if the gods where on you’re side you may find an “Instant Winner Card”. This lucky card was randomly inserted in only 1/3600 packs or 1/100 boxes. Like most of the collectors know, the detail on a Danburry Mint replica is stunning, super detailed even to the tiny telephone mounted into the doors arm-rest. The retail price for this replica was about 175€. If that wasn’t a stimulation to buy cards, or should I say boxes? Did you belong to the lucky collectors? Then you should have seen one of the two cards shown here below. The Instant Winner Card and the Second Chance Drawing.


“Instant Winner Card”


“Second Chance Drawing”


“Basic Card Set”

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Check List:
Base Cards
[ ] 01 Tomorrow Never Dies
[ ] 02 Terrorist Swap Meet
[ ] 03 M's Eyes Are Everywhere
[ ] 04 White Knight Checkmated?
[ ] 05 A Lethal Legacy
[ ] 06 007 in the Driver's Seat
[ ] 07 Rocketing through the Inferno
[ ] 08 British Death Trap
[ ] 09 Tomorrow's Tragedy Today
[ ] 10 A Well-Earned Education
[ ] 11 "Don't Ask." Don't Tell."
[ ] 12 An Exact Amount of Corpses
[ ] 13 M's Mobile Outer Office
[ ] 14 Q in a Red Jacket
[ ] 15 Four Primary Players
[ ] 16 Ice in Her Eyes
[ ] 17 Images of Crisis
[ ] 18 "Nobody Can Hear You Scream!"
[ ] 19 Sound Shutdown
[ ] 20 The Long, Dark Wait
[ ] 21 Passionate Action
[ ] 22 Beyond Physical Betrayal
[ ] 23 A Woman in Black Leather
[ ] 24 Defying Death and Gravity
[ ] 25 Violent Confrontation
[ ] 26 Omniscient Observer
[ ] 27 Rapid Fire
[ ] 28 Bond on a Roll
[ ] 29 Last Kiss
[ ] 30 The Artistic Killer
[ ] 31 Turning the Gun Barrel
[ ] 32 Blast the BMW
[ ] 33 Gizmos Galore
[ ] 34 A Drive through Smash
[ ] 35 "I Left My Keys in the Car."
[ ] 36 "Yo! Jimbo!"
[ ] 37 Unauthorized Flight
[ ] 38 Floating Hands Up
[ ] 39 Partners in Defeat
[ ] 40 Handcuffed Attachment
[ ] 41 007's Obituary
[ ] 42 Watch His Heart Stop Beating
[ ] 43 The Defiant Ones
[ ] 44 Wai Lin Hacks Through
[ ] 45 Monstrous Eyes
[ ] 46 Shooting the Breeze
[ ] 47 Dangling Duo
[ ] 48 Two for the Road
[ ] 49 Airborne Acrobatics
[ ] 50 Slice and Dice
[ ] 51 The End of the Line
[ ] 52 Left Flapping in the Breeze
[ ] 53 Shower to Shower
[ ] 54 She's Got Legs!
[ ] 55 The Dragon's Bad Breath
[ ] 56 The Stealth Boat
[ ] 57 Dressed To Kill
[ ] 58 Zodiac Signs
[ ] 59 Bond Body Double
[ ] 60 A Host of Hostages
[ ] 61 A Ratings War
[ ] 62 A Wall of Fire
[ ] 63 Wai Lin: Action Star
[ ] 64 Over the Shoulder Shooting
[ ] 65 Wai Lin's Last Bullets
[ ] 66 "The British Navy Killed Bond!"
[ ] 67 Bond Rises from Rubble
[ ] 68 "Give the People What They Want!"
[ ] 69 Wai Lin in Chains
[ ] 70 "I Owe You an Unpleasant Death!"
[ ] 71 Death Wish
[ ] 72 The Breath of Life
[ ] 73 The incredible action sequences
[ ] 74 Two behind-the-scene photos
[ ] 75 Two pictures that capture
[ ] 76 Racing along on a makeshift
[ ] 77 Here is a detailed painting
[ ] 78 Desmond Llewelyn, who has
[ ] 79 The action sequences in James
[ ] 80 A powerful illustration of Bond
[ ] 81 A long shot established both
[ ] 82 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
[ ] 83 Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin
[ ] 84 Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver
[ ] 85 Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver
[ ] 86 Gotz Otto as Stamper
[ ] 87 Cecilia Thomsen as Inga Bergstrom
[ ] 88 Joe Don Baker as Jack Wade
[ ] 89 British Intelligence
[ ] 90 Checklist
   
Lucky Drawing Card
[ ] Sorry, you are not an Instant Winner [Second Chance Drawing]
   
Teri Hatcher Puzzle Chase Cards (1:11 packs)
[ ] T1 Q. In From Russia With Love, how did Rosa Klebb
[ ] T2 Q. In Goldfinger, in what startling fashion was
[ ] T3 Q. In Goldfinger, both the Masterson twins come
[ ] T4 Q. In Thunderball, villain Jacques Boitier poses
[ ] T5 Q. In You Only Live Twice, assassin Helga Brandt
[ ] T6 Q. In You Only Live Twice, Aki is killed while s
[ ] T7 Q. In Diamonds Are Forever, how does James Bond
[ ] T8 Q. In For Your Eyes Only, how does Contessa die?
[ ] T9 Q. In GoldenEye, Xenia Onatopp has a perverse way
 
   
Women of Bond Chase Cards (1:24 packs)
[ ] W1 Wai Lin
[ ] W2 Paris Carver
[ ] W3 Inga Bergstrom
[ ] W4 Daphne Deckers (here name is not on the card)
 
   
Bond Dressed to Kill Chase Card (1:108 packs) 
[ ] B1 Bond Dressed to Kill  
   
Instant Winner Card (1:3600 packs 1:100 boxes 1:10 cases) 
[ ] Instant Winner Card  
   
Collectors Album  
[ ] “Tomorrow Never Dies” Exclusive Binder  
   
Uncut Sheet  
[ ] Terri Hatcher "Exposed" (9-card panel, T1-T9)
[ ] All 90 base cards on one sheet
 
   
Promo Cards  

[ ] 0 Starlog send-in
[ ] P1 Conventions
[ ] P2 The 18th Explosive James Bond Film
[ ] 3-card panel, Suncoast Video; marked as P1-Unnumbered-P3
[ ] Dealer Sell Sheet

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