Blog #456: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Transformers Optimum Collection Trading Card Set

Transformers Artifact of the Week: Transformers Optimum Collection Trading Card Set

I haven’t done a Transformers Artifact of the Week in a while, so I thought I’d do at least two this week.  (Click here for the Transformers Dark of the Moon Trading Card Set.)

The Transformers Optimum Collection Trading card set by Enterplay released through Breygent Marketing was originally announced at San Diego Comic Con 2012 when several autographed cards were available, but the set was not actually released until spring of 2013.  The cards are extremely high quality, and includes a base set, several insert sets, variant autographs, costume, and prop cards.  There are also quite a few promo cards, some of which are numbered to as low as 99 copies, as well as very rare sketch and comic panel cards.

The photos of the three Leonard Nimoy autographs below are not from my collection.  The SDCC 2012 Nimoy card came in two versions.  A regular one numbered to 45 and a special “Prime” version numbered “1 Prime” to “7 Prime” was also available at the show, though I am not sure how.  The regular autograph set includes a Nimoy autograph numbered out of 90.  I don’t bother collect insert sets that are so rare that they cannot be completed like the sketch and comic panel cards, but I do have one from each set in my collection pictured below.

Not much else to say about these.  Pictures and notes are below.

Box
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Binder
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Pack
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Basic Set
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Generation One Set (G1 characters whose names were used for movie characters.)
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Foil Puzzle Set (Fronts and Backs)
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Foil Puzzle Promo Set (Fronts and Backs – It should be noted that this set was included with the binder for the 2011 Enterplay Transformers Dark of the Moon Dog Tag Set.  I have seen it listed as part of the set and it does use the same card design so I have included it.)
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2012 SDCC Promo Card “Day of the Decepticons”

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2012 SDCC Promo Card “Things Just Got A Lot Worse”
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2013 Philly Non Sports Card Show Promo Card “Demolishor” Numbered /999

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2013 Philly Non Sports Card Show Promo Card “Dylan Gould” Numbered /999

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2013 Philly Non Sports Card Show Dealer Promo Card “Armed To The Teeth” Numbered /199

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2013 Philly Non Sports Card Show Red Robin Restaurant Event Promo Card “Rampage” Numbered /99
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2013 Philly Non Sports Card Show Tilted Kilt Pub Event Promo Card “Decepticon No More” Numbered /99
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Non Sports Update Magazine Promo Card “Bruce Brazos” Numbered /999
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Binder Promo Card “Alice” Numbered /500
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Applecards Promo Card “Jolt” Numbered /500
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Autographed Card – Barricade (Jess Harnell) – Blue Ink
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Autographed Card – Barricade (Jess Harnell) – Green Ink
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Autographed Card – Barricade (Jess Harnell) – Red Ink
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Autographed Card – Ironhide (Jess Harnell) – Blue Ink
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Autographed Card – Ironhide (Jess Harnell) – Green Ink
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Autographed Card – Ironhide (Jess Harnell) – Red Ink
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Autographed Card – Jazz (Darius McCrary) – Black Ink
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Autographed Card – Jazz (Darius McCrary) – Maroon Ink – SDCC 2012
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Autographed Card – Jetfire (Mark Ryan) – Black Ink
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Autographed Card – Jetfire (Mark Ryan) – Blue Ink
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Autographed Card – Jetfire (Mark Ryan) – Orange Ink – SDCC 2012
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Autographed Card – Judy Witwicky (Julie White) – Black Ink
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Autographed Card – Judy Witwicky (Julie White) – Blue Ink
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Autographed Card – Maggie Madsen (Rachael Taylor) – Blue Ink – SDCC 2012
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Autographed Card – Maggie Madsen (Rachael Taylor) – Red Ink
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Autographed Card – Ratchet (Robert Foxworth) – Back Ink
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Autographed Card – Ratchet (Robert Foxworth) – Green Ink
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Autographed Card – Ron Witwicky (Kevin Dunn) – Black Ink – SDCC 2012
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Autographed Card – Ron Witwicky (Kevin Dunn) – Blue Ink
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Autographed Card – Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy) – Black Ink – Numbered /90
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Autographed Card – Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy) – Blue Ink – Numbered /45 – SDCC 2012
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Autographed Card – Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy) – Black Ink Prime – Numbered /7 – SDCC 2012
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Memorabilia Card – Chapman‘s Under Armour
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Memorabilia Card – Chapman‘s Uniform Jacket
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Memorabilia Card – Chapman‘s Uniform Pants
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Prop Card – Ironhide‘s Tire – TP1
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Prop Card – Ironhide‘s Tire – TP2
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Multiple Case Incentive Prop Card – Ironhide‘s Tire – TTIP – Numbered /85 (Front and Back)
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Sketch Card – Hand Drawn by Adam Cleveland
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Comic Panel Card
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As always, you can find over 9000 Transformers merchandise items and collectibles at TFMuseum.com.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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7 Responses to Blog #456: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Transformers Optimum Collection Trading Card Set

  1. Ruperto Perez Albela says:

    Hi there, do you if there’s a forum (or something like that) to find other collectors to trade these “Dark of the Moon” cards? Thanks!

  2. lmb3 says:

    I don’t know of any running right now, but if I see one, I’ll post a reply here.

  3. DAVID says:

    Do you have links to any of those ebay auctions ? I thought I had everything on this Transformers set. I never knew this promo existed

  4. lmb3 says:

    David, I found it on ebay. I haven’t been looking for a while, but I did see them a number of times.

  5. DAVID says:

    Where did you come across that Transformers dealer promo, the one limited to 199 ? I have never seen it before

  6. Pingback: Blog #447: Transformers Artifact of the Week: Dark of the Moon Trading Card Set | lmb3.net

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