JAMES BOND ARCHIVES EDITION 2015 (Rittenhouse)

Release Date
17 June 2015


Set Configuration:
90 Base cards
6 Cards per pack
24 Packs per box
12 Boxes per case
8500 Boxes
3,5$ per pack

Not even a year time to collect the "James Bond Archives 2014 Edition" and there they are again with a brand new "James Bond Archives 2015 Edition". Not as big as the 2014 edition but still a staggering 622 cards. To me it's coming a bit too fast, as we are expecting a SPECTRE set to coincide with the premiere of the new James Bond movie in November 2015. But what can we do about it, nothing I guess. So here's is what we will find in the counter display boxes. A base set of 90 cards retelling the whole “Quantum Of Solace” movie, 78 “You Only Live Twice” cards in the famous throwback style to follow the previous “Thunderball” throwback style card set, 93 throwback style cards retelling the third Roger Moore James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” and 102 full colour cards to cover Pierce Brosnan's first outing as James Bond in “GoldenEye”. Following the previous released Gold Card sets, there are two new Gold Card sets to collect, "Quantum Of Solace" & "GoldenEye" each holding the same cards as their base sets but with a gold foil stamp. Then again there are 14 “SkyFall” expansion cards to complete your previous Rittenhouse card sets. Six "James Bond Heroes & Villains" plot cards and eight "Dangerous Liaisons" cards. Nineteen autograph cards in the 40th Anniversary Style and 27 new Full Bleed style autograph cards. Three Case topper cards (Case topper, 6-case incentive & 9-case incentive) and 3 beautiful promotion cards. The last card to get your hands on is the autograph card signed in gold ink by George Lazenby. This card is only available when you have an archive box. The counter display box is manufactured in shiny black cardboard with silver lettering. The cards are wrapped by only six in a beautiful black foil wrapper.

"Counter Display Box"
"Wrapper"

The promotion started in May 2015 on the Rittenhouse webpage. An ad sheet was ready to download on the 13th May and the promotion card P1 was on their free sample list. The full checklist was available in the beginning of June to be released on the 17th. There are three promotion cards to collect, P1 displaying a picture of agent Fields covered in black oil, this time the promotion card P2 instead of the usual P3 card is only available when purchasing the binder and shows a lovely picture of Camille and at last the card P3 displays a picture of the Dutch Bondgirl Famke Janssen in a steamy "GoldenEye" scene.

“The Promotion Cards”

P1 P3 P2

An ad-sheet could be downloaded from the Rittenhouse site on the 13th May 2015. A simple shiny black page with silver lettering. Nothing special on card information, just mentioning about two autograph cards inside every box, a "Quantum Of Solace" base set and full bonus sets of three more classic films: "You Only Live Twice", "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "GoldenEye".

"Downloadable ad-sheet "

“Throwback Style”

Thick black & white cards from the early James Bond movies. This is back to basics just as we had in the sixties but much more expensive. There are two bonus sets finished in the now famous throwback style, the cards are distributed by 1/6 per pack which makes it quiet hard to complete a set. The card reverse is split up in two parts, a picture and a text part that explains what's going on in the front. Following the "Thunderball" card set, Rittenhouse recreated a set for "You Only Live Twice" and for "The Spy Who Loved Me". It's the first time a full card set was issued for "The Spy Who Loved Me". In the sixties a company by the name of Somportex issued a series of slides for "You Only Live Twice", there' hasn't been a card set for this movie until now. Let's have a look on the full movie card sets that Rittenhouse created since 2002. The list below shows us that they already covered thirteen movies. Still a long way to go to have all the movies.


  • November 2004
"Die Another Day" Full Color
  • May 2012
"Dr. No" B/W
  • November 2012
"From Russia With Love" B/W
  • October 2013
"SkyFall" Full Color
  • October 2013
"Goldfinger" B/W
  • October 2014
"Casino Royale" Full Color
  • October 2014
"Thunderball" B/W
  • October 2014
"Live And Let Die" B/W
  • October 2014
"Tomorrow Never Dies" Full Color
  • June 2015
"Quantum Of Solace" Full Color
  • June 2015
"You Only Live Twice" B/W
  • June 2015
"The Spy Who Loved Me" B/W
  • June 2015
"GoldenEye" Full Color

“You Only Live Twice”

01 02 03
04 05 06
07 08 09
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27
28 29 30
31 32 33
34 35 36
37 38 39
40 41 42
43 44 45
46 47 48
49 50 51
52 53 54
55 56 57
58 59 60
61 62 63
64 65 66
67 68 69
70 71 72
73 74 75
76 77 78

“The Spy Who Loved Me”

01 02 03
04 05 06
07 08 09
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27
28 29 30
31 32 33
34 35 36
37 38 39
40 41 42
43 44 45
46 47 48
49 50 51
52 53 54
55 56 57
58 59 60
61 62 63
64 65 66
67 68 69
70 71 72
73 74 75
76 77 78
79 80 81
82 83 84
85 86 87
88 89 90
91 92 93

“GoldenEye”

The third subset is a 102 full color card set retellling Pierce Brosnans first James Bond movie "GoldenEye". In 1995 a company by the name of Inkworks already put a full card set on the market for Pierce Brosnan's first outing as agent 007. Also Merlin had a sticker set on "GoldenEye".

01 02 03
04 05 06
07 08 09
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27
28 29 30
31 32 33
34 35 36
37 38 39
40 41 42
43 44 45
46 47 48
49 50 51
52 53 54
55 56 57
58 59 60
61 62 63
64 65 66
67 68 69
70 71 72
73 74 75
76 77 78
79 80 81
82 83 84
85 86 87
88 89 90
91 92 93
94 95 96
97 98 99
100 101 102

“Golden Parallel Cards”

Now the misery begins, the "Quantum Of Solace" card set and the "GoldenEye" set have a golden parallel set displaying exactly the same cards only having an embossed golden logo. These golden parallel cards are inserted in 1/24 packs or just 1 card per box. Each card has been individually numbered from #001 to #125, what makes them extremely limited and very high priced. On eBay a single golden card goes between 6€ and 14€. A full set is more than 500€. Is it really worth that much? I don't see the fun of collecting anymore.


"GoldenEye"
"Quantum Of Solace"

The "SkyFall" Expansions

“James Bond Heroes & Villains”

As usual Rittenhouse Archives created a new set of expansion cards to update the previous released trading card sets. The first six expansion cards are the "SkyFall" plot cards to be added to the "James Bond Heroes & Villains" card collection. The cards are distributed in 1/24 per pack and numbered from #82 through #87.

 
 

“Dangerous Liaisons”

The second expansion are eight new "SkyFall" plot cards to be added to the "Dangerous Liaisons" trading card set. The cards are numbered from DL19 through DL26. Why only eight cards instead of nine with the previous expansions? A mistake, who knows? So I wrote a message to Steven Charendoff from Rittenhouse Archive to ask him the question. His answer was "One of the cards was unexpectedly disapproved, and we did not have time to replace it. We may be able to fill that in at some point. I appreciate the desire to have even multiples of 3 or 9 cards in each bonus set". Ok, now we know the reason for the missing card. But it's not just a missing card, three mistakes slipped into the production of the "Dangerous Liaisons" cards. The text on card DL19 belongs to card DL25, the text on card DL25 belongs to card DL26 and the text on card DL26 belongs to card DL19. Prices on eBay are between 40€ and 50€ for both expansion sets. The James Bond "Dangerous Liaisons" trading card set was released in February 2006, the same year but before the James Bond blockbuster "Casino Royale" hits the big screen. The "Dangerous Liaisons" have been updated three times including this one. The list below gives us an indication of what, where and when.

  • 23/05/2007
The Complete James Bond "Casino Royale" 9 cards
  • 25/03/2009
James Bond Archives "Quantum Of Solace" 9 cards
  • 17/06/2015
James Bond Archives 2015 "SkyFall" 8 cards

 
DL25 DL26
 

“The Autograph Cards”

I wish the autograph collectors good luck, only 49 autographs to collect this time. Yes 49. First of all, we have four different styles, 19 cards in the 40th Anniversary Style, 27 cards in the Full Bleed Style, 2 cards in the Gold Signature series and 1 card in the newly released Silver Signature series. One Gold Signature Series card will be very difficult because it's only available in the Archive Box. The Rittenhouse designers also played around with the 40th Anniversary logo in the left corner, only two cards are issued with this logo, card 222 and card 252. The other cards are issued with the 007 gun logo. The missing numbers in the 40th Anniversary Style are (A155, A223, A224, A225, A226, A265, A266, A267, A268, A269, A270, A276 and A281). Among the full bleed signers we have the late Mr. Christopher Lee, Miss Halle Berry and many more. Happy hunting.

“40th Anniversary Style”

A239 A252
A260 A261
A263 A264
A272 A273
A275 A277
A279 A280
 
 
  A282  

“Full Bleed Style”

xxx-01 xxx-02 xxx-03
xxx-004 xxx-005 xxx-006
xxx-007 xxx-008 xxx-009
xxx-010 xxx-011 xxx-012
xxx-013 xxx-014 xxx-015
xxx-016 xxx-017 xxx-018
xxx-019 xxx-020 xxx-021
xxx-022 xxx-023 xxx-024
xxx-025 xxx-026 xxx-027

“Case Toppers”

The Case Topper card comes as a bonus when purchasing a full case. The card shows an image of Daniel Craig as a preview to SPECTRE. For the 6-case incentive card, Miss Britt Ekland put down her autograph in Gold and becomes the first signer in this new Golden series. The 9-case incentive is a relic/ autograph card signed by Daniel Craig in a scène from "SkyFall". Asking prices on eBay are between 120€ and 300€ for one of the 6 case or 9-case incentive cards. (The Britt Ekland Gold autograph card is mentioned as a Silver autograph on the Rittenhouse checklist).

CaseToppers
Case Topper
6-Case Incentive
9-Case Incentive
 


“Archive Box”

When purchasing between 15 and 20 cases, you receive a set of archive boxes. Yes a set because a factory sealed Archive Box is actually 3 seperate factory sealed boxes (labeled as A, B & C) all shrinkwrapped together. Within these sealed boxes are sealed packs, and within those sealed packs you will find all of the following:

  • 78-card "You Only Live Twice" Throwback Set
  • 93-card "The Spy Who Loved Me" Throwback Set
  • 102-card "GoldenEye"
  • 10 random Gold Parallel "Quantum of Solace" base cards
  • 10 random Gold Parallel "GoldenEye" base cards
  • 14 "SkyFall" Expansion Set
  • 19-card 40th Anniversary Style Autograph Set
  • 27-card Full Bleed Style Autograph Set
  • SPECTRE Case Topper Card
  • Gold signature card of George Lazenby that is exclusive to the archive box
  • Daniel Craig Autograph/Relic Card (9-Case Incentive Card)
  • Britt Ekland Gold Signature Series Autograph Card (6-Case Incentive Card)
  • Promo Card P1
  • Promo Card P2 (binder exclusive)
  • Philly Non-Sports Card Show Exclusive Promo Card P3

Easy collecting but still missing the base set and most of the gold parallel cards.

"Archive Boxes A, B, C & Incentive card"

To store and protect your precious cards Rittenhouse created a special binder to hold this huge trading card set. The front is finished in a black scuba vinyl with silver lettering. The title on the binder is identical to the previous James Bond Archives binder except for the "2015 Edition". The promotion card P2 comes as a bonus when purchasing the binder. This exclusive card depicts a still of Camille played by Olga Kurylenko in the James Bond movie "Quantum Of Solace".

"James Bond Archives 2015 Edition Exclusive Binder"

Ninety base cards retelling the whole "Quantum Of Solace" movie in trading card format. The cards are printed in the same layout as the "Casino Royale" and the "SkyFall" cards issued in the previous releases from Rittenhouse except for the cards #8, #10, #17, #38, #45, #52, #63, #76 and #86 that are printed in portrait. The text on the reverse is retelling the entire storyline. As in the previous trading card set, there is also a golden parallel set displaying the same images but stamped with a gold foil movie title.

“Basic Card Set”

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002
003
004
005
006
007
008
009
010
011
012
013
014
015
016
017
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019
020
021
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029
030
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070
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072
073
074
075
076
077
078
079
080
081
082
083
084
085
086
087
088
089
090

 

Check List:
Base Cards
[ ] 01 -90 "Quantum Of Solace " Plot Synopsis cards
 
You Only Live Twice Throwback Set (1:6 packs)
[ ] 01 -78 "You Only Live Twice " Plot Synopsis cards
 
The Spy Who Loved Me Throwback Set (1:6 packs)
[ ] 01 -93 "The Spy Who Love Me" Plot Synopsis cards
 
GoldenEye Set (1:6 packs)
[ ] 01 -102 "GoldenEye" Plot Synopsis cards
 
Quantum Of Solace Gold Parallel Set (1:24 packs)
[ ] 01 -90 "Quantum Of Solace" Gold Parallel
 
GoldenEye Gold Parallel Set (1:24 packs)
[ ] 01 -102 "GoldenEye" Gold Parallel
 
SkyFall Expansions (1:24 packs)
[ ] 82 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] 83 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] 84 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] 85 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] 86 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] 87 James Bond Heroes & Villains
[ ] DL19 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL20 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL21 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL22 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL23 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL24 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL25 Dangerous Liaisons
[ ] DL26 Dangerous Liaisons
 
Autograph Cards (1:12 packs)

[ ] A222 Roger Moore as James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me Extremely Limited
[ ] A239 Colin Stinton as Greenwalt in Tomorrow Never Dies
[ ] A252 Sheena Easton as Title Singer in For Your Eyes Only Very Limited
[ ] A259 Christopher Bowen as Commander Richard Day in Tomorrow Never Dies
[ ] A260 Carl McCrystal as Trukhin in The World Is Not Enough
[ ] A261 Christopher Neame as Fallon in Licence To Kill
[ ] A262 Jesper Christensen as Mr. White in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] A263 Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny in The Living Daylights Limited
[ ] A264 Joni Flynn as Octopussy Girl in Octopussy
[ ] A271 Dolph Lundgren as Venz in A View To A Kill Very Limited
[ ] A272 Stanley Morgan as Concierge in Dr. No Limited
[ ] A273 Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene in Quantum of Solace Very Limited
[ ] A274 Brendan O'Hea as Forensics Tech in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] A275 Anthony Forrest as Bomb Disposal Officer in The Spy Who Loved Me
[ ] A277 Rufus Wright as Treasury Agent in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] A278 Rachel McDowall as Flight Attendant in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] A279 Shane Rimmer as Hawaii Radar Operator in You Only Live Twice Limited
[ ] A280 Jesus Ochoa as Lt. Orso in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] A282 David Harbour as Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace Limited
[ ] xxx-001 George Lazenby as James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Full Bleed) Extremely Limited
[ ] xxx-002 Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun (Full Bleed) Extremely Limited
[ ] xxx-003 Nadja Regin as Bonita in Goldfinger (Full Bleed) Extremely Limited
[ ] xxx-004 Yvonne Shima as Sister Lilly in Dr. No (Full Bleed) Extremely Limited
[ ] xxx-005 Joe Don Baker as Jack Wade in GoldenEye (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-006 Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-007 Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-008 Lizzie Warville as Pool Girl in For Your Eyes Only (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-009 Jeremy Bulloch as Crewman Andrews in The Spy Who Loved Me (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-010 Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-011 Maud Adams as Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun (Full Bleed) Very Limited
[ ] xxx-012 Charles Edghill as One of The Three Blind Men in Dr. No (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-013 Philip Voss as Auctioneer in Octopussy (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-014 Nicholas Woodeson as Dr. Hall in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-015 Joie Chitwood as Charlie in Live And Let Die (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-016 Bill Buckhurst as Ronson in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-017 Milorad Kapor as Silva's Henchman in Skyfall (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-018 Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-019 David Hedison as Felix Leiter in Live And Let Die (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-020 Rachel Grant as Peaceful Fountains of Desire in Die Another Day (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-021 Madeline Smith as Miss Caruso in Live And Let Die (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-022 John Wyman as Eric Kreigler in For Your Eyes Only (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-023 Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-024 Blanche Ravalec as Dolly in Moonraker (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-025 Alkis Kritikos as Santos in For Your Eyes Only (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-026 Caroline Munro as Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (Full Bleed) Limited
[ ] xxx-027 Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenney in GoldenEye (Full Bleed) Limited

 
Case Topper (1 per case)
[ ] SPECTRE Preview card
 
6-Case Incentive Autograph
[ ] Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight/ The Man With The Golden Gun) Gold Signature Series Autograph Card
 
9-Case Incentive Autograph
[ ] Daniel Craig (James Bond/ SkyFall) Autograph/ Relic Card
 
Archive Box Incentive Autograph
[ ] George Lazenby Gold Signature Series Autograph Card
 
Collectors Album
"James Bond Archives" Exclusive binder
 
Promo Cards
[ ] P1 General Distribution
[ ] P2 Binder Exclusive
[ ] P3 Philly Non-Sport Show
 
Rewards
[ ] No rewards

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