Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? It’s Friday once again, and time for a brand spanking new Fabulous Find. This week I’ve brought out of the collectibles vault the 1978 Marvel Comics Super-Heroes Card Game put out by the Milton Bradley Company. It is a matching game where you try to match a pair of super-heroes and avoid the lone Doctor Doom card. If you get stuck with Doom, you lose!
Here is the box for the card game, it measures 6 inches by 7 1/2 inches:
The cards are oversized, and have very nice graphics done by Marvel artists. They measure 3 1/2 inches by 5 3/4 inches. There are a total of thirty-nine (39) cards, as you can see by the blurb on the box above. The cards are numbered 1 through 19 and there are two each of these cards. These are the super-hero cards. Then there is a single Doctor Doom card.
Actually there is a fortieth (40) card, with the instructions for the game printed on both sides. But since it’s not used in the game play, I guess they don’t count it.
Here is a picture of all the cards:
And in case you’d like a closer look at some of the cards, here are a couple of the heroes, as well as, the dreaded Doctor Doom.
And here is the Doctor Doom card, as promised:
Oh, here is the back of the cards, as well, just to be complete:
The game is aimed at children between the ages of six (6) and twelve (12), but that doesn’t mean older fans can’t still enjoy the game, especially if you’re playing it with your child or grandchild.
If you can’t tell from the picture of all the cards the heroes represented are as follows:
3 Mister Fantastic
4 The Thing
5 Human Torch
6 Invisible Girl
7 Captain America
8 Iron Man
10 Captain Marvel
11 Doctor Strange
13 Black Panther
14 The Falcon
15 Silver Surfer
16 Ghost Rider
18 The Vision and
19 Scarlet Witch
Anyway, that’s it for this week’s Fabulous Find. Please come back next week for a new RETRO REVIEW. Until then, be seeing you …
what is a set of these cards worth??? I have a set, but no box.
I would like to buy your dr. Doom cards. [email protected] thank you Sue Riordan
I have a set too. Value?
Phyllis and Mitzi, the cards have more value if you have all of the cards, i.e. a complete set of 39, plus the instruction card, as well. And the game will be worth more is you have the box they came in too! I’d say the complete cards by themselves might bring in $15 to $25, if you find the right buyer and the complete set with the box they came in might net $50 to $60. You can contact Back to the Past and they might make you an offer, but remember, they then have to sell them to someone else, so do not be disappointed if they do not offer top dollar! – greg
I have a complete set in the sealed box. Never opened. Found them in the attic and put them in a treasurer chest box to hide for my grandkids when someone suggested I should see what they are worth first. Box is in great condition, and the sticker on the back says “Duane Toyland $1.59” Any takers? Maybe I should try EBay.
Glenda, it always a good idea to check eBay to see what comparable items sell for, or give the store a call and ask to speak to Pete and he can make you an offer, if the store is interested.