DIE ANOTHER DAY (Rittenhouse)

Release Date
8 November 2002


Set Configuration:
90 Base cards
9 Cards per pack
40 Packs per box
12 Boxes per case
6000 Boxes

Pierce Brosnan is back as James Bond in “Die Another Day” his fourth and last adventure as secret agent 007. The Royal Premiere was held at the Royal Albert Hall on the 18th November 2002 and Rittenhouse Archives Ltd. spoils the memorabilia collectors with a 90 part trading card set that covers the whole movie in trading card format. The cards are printed on a 20 points extra thick cardboard and the production is strictly limited to only 6000 boxes. Because of the strict limitation all the cards where already sold out before the movie was released. The checklist printed on the sell sheet and distributed by Rittenhouse Archives was a complete mess. First of all the 72 announced card set turned out to be a 90 card set, second were the five collectable chase sets, announced as “Casting Call” cards, “The Brosnan Era”, “The Women Of Bond”, “The Bond Legacy” & “The Autograph Cards”. Due to some last minute production changes, “The Brosnan Era” and ”The Bond Legacy” cards were replaced by the “Montage Cards” & “The Star Cards”. I was lucky to obtain a full box holding 40 packs each contaning 9 cards, for a total of 360 cards. Out of the 360 cards I managed to create three "Basic Sets", the nine card puzzle, one autograph card, two "Star Cards", four "Women Of Bond" cards and 10 Casting Call cards.

Counter display box holding 40 packs

Wrapper containing 9 cards

The first chase set is known as “The Montage Cards” and exists of nine puzzle cards. Together the nine cards compose the picture as shown below, the cards were randomly inserted in 1/4 packs and numbered as M1 to M9. The reverse composed a six card puzzle showing the gun on an ice cube. The other three cards provided information on the cast & crew.

"The Montage Cards"

The second chase set existed of twelve “Casting Call” cards, each “Casting Call” card depicts a full colour still of a leading actor or actress. The cards are numbered from C1 to C12 and again they were randomly inserted in 1/4 packs. These are the first “Casting Call” cards ever produced in a James Bond trading card series.

"Casting Call Cards"

C2 C3
C5 C6
C8 C9
C11 C12

The third chase or sub set is again a nine card “Women Of Bond” set. These nine cards are depicting never seen before glamorous stills of Jinx and Miranda Frost. The cards are numbered from W1 to W9 and were inserted in only 1/10 packs what makes them very rare. The “Women Of Bond“ cards are designed in a very special way, something similar to the Bond girl cards from the 40th Anniversary set, but this time the left side is shaped like a wisp of smoke escaping from a gun barrel. Simply beautiful. Halle Berry who plays the role of Jinx is shown on six different cards, while shooting “Die Another Day” Halle received an Oscar for the “Best Actress in a leading Role” for her part in the movie “Monster’s Ball”. She was born as Halle Maria Berry on the 14th August 1966 in Cleveland , Ohio, U.S.A. Rosamund Pike was born as Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike on the 28th January 1979 in London, England. She won the Award for Best Debut at the 2003 Empire Awards for her performance as Miranda Frost in “Die Another Day”.

"Women Of Bond"

W1 W2 W3
W4 W5 W6
W7 W8 W9

The fourth chase set are the so called “Star Cards”, the six “Star Cards” were numbered as S1 to S6 and only available in 1/20 packs. The first card depicting a still of James Bond & Jinx is the most difficult one to find. On the cards you can find pictures of James Bond, Jinx, Gustav Graves, Miranda Frost & Zao. The same pictures were also used by EON Productions to create posters and banners in order to promote the movie at the theatres. In Thailand and China the same stills were used to manufacture pocket calendars, telephone cards, fridge magnets and probably some other stuff I’m not aware of.

"Star Cards"

S1 S2 S3
S4 S5 S6

The fifth and last chase set contains only eight personally signed full bleed autograph cards instead of the nine foreseen cards mentioned on the sell sheet. The anounced autograph card A7 personally signed by Will Yun Lee was replaced by a autograph card signed by Colin Salmon, this card came as a bonus when purchasing the binder. As we will see in the future coming card series from Rittenhouse Archives Ltd., they guarantee that each full box contains at least one autographed card. The autograph cards are numbered from A1 to A8, card A1 signed by John Cleese was strictly limited to only 500 copies.

• John Cleese
• Judi Dench
• Michael Madsen
• Samantha Bond
• Rosamund Pike
• Rick Yune
• Colin Salmon
• Kenneth Tsang

"Full Bleed Autograph Cards"

Rittenhouse Archives Ltd. really knows how to promote their trading card series. For the worldwide promotion of the “Die Another Day” trading card set they manufactured two different promotion cards, known as P1 and P2. The cards were accompanied by an exclusive dealer sell sheet. This dealer sell sheet was very simple but quiet effective, a large ice cube used as a pillow for a smoking gun, the movie title in red ink and not to forget the ooh ooh seven Gun logo, the same image was used as a teaser poster. The promotion card P2 was only available when you purchased the exclusive card binder. The checklist on the reverse is different to what was manufactured in reality.


"Dealer Exclusive Sell Sheet"
P2 AC1

When buying a complete case, Rittenhouse Archives treated the buyer with two bonuses. The first bonus is the “From The Archives Costume Card AC1”. This card was previous available on an uncut sheet (See the 40th Anniversary). The second bonus is the very rare Case Topper MP1, also known as the “Die Another Day Movie Poster Card”. This card is hand numbered from 1 to 777 and extremely rare.

"Die Another Day Movie Poster Card MP1"

As usual Rittenhouse Archives manufactured an exclusive binder to store and protect this precious trading card set. This time the binder follows the same design as the Star Card S1. When purchasing the binder they treated you with the promotion card P2 and the autographed card A7 as a bonus.


"Die Another Day Exclusive Binder"

During the National Show 2003, Rittenhouse Archives Ltd. distributed a special six card promotion set. This six card promotion set was also available trough the Rittenhouse Rewards Programme. There you needed 300 points to purchase the exclusive six card set. The cards are printed on metal foil and numbered as JP1 to JP6. They were simply packed in a transparent wrapper. These promotion cards are quiet rare but sometimes they pop up at eBay.

"National Show 2003 Promotion Cards Front"

JP2 JP3
JP5 JP6

"National Show 2003 Promotion Cards Reverse"

JP2 JP3
JP5 JP6

From this card series there are many different uncut sheets available, sadly all of them are issued in a very limited quantity, from maximum 15 to 50 copies. When you were able to purchase ten cases, you were treated with a so called “Archive Box”. Only 50 of the boxes where manufactured. These special “Archive Boxes” contain all the cards with the exception of the cards that came as a bonus with the binder. The Archive box is identical to the counter display box except for the orange sticker and the content.


"Die Another Day Archive Box"

"Basic Card Set"

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02
03
04
05
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07
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09
10
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90

Check List:
Base Cards
[ ] 01 Checklist1
[ ] 02 Checklist2
[ ] 03 Checklist3
[ ] 04 Bond Action
[ ] 05 Bond Action
[ ] 06 Bond Action
[ ] 07 Bond Action
[ ] 08 Bond Action
[ ] 09 Bond Action
[ ] 10 Bond Action
[ ] 11 Bond Action
[ ] 12 Bond Action
[ ] 13 Bond Action
[ ] 14 Bond Action
[ ] 15 Bond Action
[ ] 16 Bond Action
[ ] 17 Bond Action
[ ] 18 Bond Action
[ ] 19 Bond Action
[ ] 20 Bond Action
[ ] 21 Bond Action
[ ] 22 Bond Action
[ ] 23 Bond Action
[ ] 24 Bond Action
[ ] 25 Bond Action
[ ] 26 Bond Action
[ ] 27 Bond Action
[ ] 28 Bond Action
[ ] 29 Bond Action
[ ] 30 Bond Action
[ ] 31 Bond Action
[ ] 32 Bond Action
[ ] 33 Bond Action
[ ] 34 Bond Action
[ ] 35 Bond Action
[ ] 36 Bond Action
[ ] 37 Bond Action
[ ] 38 Bond Action
[ ] 39 Bond Action
[ ] 40 Bond Action
[ ] 41 Bond Action
[ ] 42 Bond Action
[ ] 43 Bond Action
[ ] 44 Bond Action
[ ] 45 Bond Action
[ ] 46 Bond Action
[ ] 47 Bond Action
[ ] 48 Bond Action
[ ] 49 Bond Action
[ ] 50 Bond Action
[ ] 51 Bond Action
[ ] 52 Bond Action
[ ] 53 Bond Action
[ ] 54 Bond Action
[ ] 55 Bond Action
[ ] 56 Bond Action
[ ] 57 Bond Action
[ ] 58 Bond Action
[ ] 59 Bond Action
[ ] 60 Bond Action
[ ] 61 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 62 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 63 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 64 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 65 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 66 The Quotable James Bond
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[ ] 70 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 71 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 72 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 73 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 74 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 75 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 76 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 77 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 78 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 79 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 80 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 81 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 82 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 83 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 84 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 85 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 86 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 87 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 88 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 89 The Quotable James Bond
[ ] 90 The Quotable James Bond
 
Die Another Day Montage (1:4 packs)
[ ] M1 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M2 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M3 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M4 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M5 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M6 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M7 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M8 Die Another Day Montage
[ ] M9 Die Another Day Montage
 
The Women of Bond (1:10 packs)
[ ] W1 Jinx
[ ] W2 Jinx
[ ] W3 Jinx
[ ] W4 Jinx
[ ] W5 Jinx
[ ] W6 Jinx
[ ] W7 Miranda Frost
[ ] W8 Miranda Frost
[ ] W9 Miranda Frost
 
Casting Call (1:4 packs)  
[ ] C1 Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
[ ] C2 Halle Berry as Jinx
[ ] C3 Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves
[ ] C4 Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost
[ ] C5 Rick Yune as Zao
[ ] C6 Judi Dench as M
[ ] C7 John Cleese as Q
[ ] C8 Michael Madsen as Falco
[ ] C9 Wil Yun Lee as Colonel Moon
[ ] C10 Kenneth Tsang as General Moon
[ ] C11 Colin Salmon as Robinson
[ ] C12 Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny
 
Star Cards (1:20 packs)  
[ ] S1 James Bond and Jinx
[ ] S2 James Bond
[ ] S3 Gustav Graves
[ ] S4 Jinx
[ ] S5 Miranda Frost
[ ] S6 Zao
 
Autograph Cards (1:40 packs)
[ ] A1 John Cleese as Q (limited to 500)
[ ] A2 Judi Dench as M
[ ] A3 Michael Madsen as Falco
[ ] A4 Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny
[ ] A5 Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost
[ ] A6 Rick Yune as Zao
[ ] A7 Colin Salmon as Robinson (Binder exclusive)
[ ] A8 Kenneth Tsang as General Moon
 
Case Topper Set

[ ] AC1 "From the Archives" Costume Card (limited to 777 copies)
[ ] MP1 Die Another Day Movie Poster Card (very limited, numbered from 1 to 777)

 
Collectors Album
[ ] “Die Another Day” Exclusive Binder
 
2003 National Show Promotion
[ ] JP1
[ ] JP2
[ ] JP3
[ ] JP4
[ ] JP5
[ ] JP6
 
Archive Box (only 50 pieces produced, 1:10 cases)
[ ] Complete Master Set, except for the binder cards
 
Uncut Sheets: (individually sold and signed by Steve Charendoff)
[ ] Costume cards: AC1 & CC3 from the 40th Anniversary, numbered to 15
[ ] 90 base cards, numbered to 50
[ ] 360-card progressive proof cards numbered to 25
 
Promo Cards
[ ] P1 "Promo Card"
[ ] P2 "Promo Card” (Binder exclusive)
[ ] 6 part promo card set (distributed at the National show, 2003)
[ ] Dealer Sell Sheet “Die Another Day”

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