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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Topps - 2003
Notes: Initial case allocations were short because insufficient autographs were returned in time to feature one per hobby box. Additional "second wave" autographs are found in later shipments. Thanks to Warp 9 Cards for the update!
Hobby Box: 36 packs of 7 cards. (8 boxes/case) Common sets (90): approx. 2.72 per box if collation were perfect. Retail Box: 24 packs of 7 cards. (18 boxes/case) Common sets (90): approximately 1.82 per box. No. Title The Characters 1 Gandalf - Wizard 2 Frodo - Hobbit 3 Sam - Hobbit 4 Aragorn - Mortal Man 5 Legolas - Elven Warrior 6 Gimli - Dwarf 7 Théoden - Man of Rohan 8 Éowyn - Woman of Rohan 9 Éomer - Man of Rohan 10 Denethor - Man of Gondor 11 Faramir - Man of Gondor 12 Arwen - Elven Maiden 13 Pippin - Hobbit 14 Merry - Hobbit 15 The Witch-king - Nazgul 16 Elrond - Elven Man 17 Gollum - Hobbit 18 Sauron - Dark Lord The Story 19 Journey To Mount Doom 20 Friend Against Friend 21 Gollum's Scheme 22 Victory Celebration 23 Pippin's Folly 24 Fool Of A Took! 25 A New Danger 26 In Aragorn's Care 27 Under A Wizard's Wing 28 A Farewell To Friends 29 Escape From Osgiliath 30 Deadly Fellbeast Attack 31 Addressing King Denethor 32 What The Wizard Sees 33 Gandalf's Plan 34 Lighting The Beacon 35 The Signal At Last 36 Leaving Edoras 37 The Road To Gondor 38 Return To Rivendell 39 The Sword Reborn 40 Faramir's Suicide Mission 41 Monarch... Or Madman? 42 Dunharrow Encampment 43 A King's Counsel 44 Anduril Bestowed 45 The Trio United 46 Fortress Of Evil 47 A Dangerous Trek 48 The Lord of Minas Morgul 49 Kingdom Under Siege 50 Rallying His Warriors 51 Barbarians At The Gates 52 Paths Of The Dead 53 "What Say You?" 54 King Théoden's Crusade 55 Battle Of Pelennor Fields 56 The Rohan Offensive 57 An Army Of Monsters 58 Victory Or Death! 59 Whither Minas Tirith? 60 A Premature Funeral 61 Battling The Witch-king 62 Rescuing Faramir 63 Arwen Imperiled 64 Lured Into Death's Domain 65 A Gift Against Darkness 66 The Threat Of Shelob 67 A Narrow Escape? 68 Captured By Orcs 69 Gorbag's Prey 70 The Wounds Of War 71 United Against Sauron 72 Their Greatest Challenge 73 March On The Black Gates 74 Orcs Against Them 75 Fury Of The White Wizard 76 The King Has Returned 77 Decision At Mount Doom Behind The Scenes 78 The Trilogy Concludes 79 Movie Masterpiece 80 The Truth About Gollum 81 Making Up An Orc 82 Filmmaker In The Field 83 A Poet's Approach 84 Making The Unreal Real 85 The Magic Of Blue Screen 86 Filming Pippin's Perils 87 A Fateful Friendship 88 Master Of Middle-earth 89 Ghoulish Delights 90 Checklist CHASE CARDS Prismatic Foil Cards (1:6 packs) 1/10 (Aragorn) 2/10 (Denethor) 3/10 (Orc in helmet) 4/10 (Gandalf) 5/10 (3 evil fighters in helmets) 6/10 (Legolas and spear carriers) 7/10 (Shagrat) 8/10 (Théoden) 9/10 (Orcs in armor with shields) 10/10 (Éomer) Autograph Cards (1:36 Hobby packs total; 1:456 packs each, except Lee) (1:122 Retail packs total; 1:1550 packs each, except Lee) -- Sean Astin as Sam -- Billy Boyd as Pippin -- Bernard Hill as Théoden (blue ink or black ink) -- Ian Holm as Bilbo -- Christopher Lee as Saruman (Hobby 1:606 packs; Retail 1:2059 packs) -- Bret McKenzie as Figwit -- Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn -- John Noble as Denethor -- Andy Serkis as Gollum -- Richard Taylor from Weta -- Liv Tyler as Arwen -- Karl Urban as Éomer -- David Wenham as Faramir Autograph Cards (Second Wave) -- Bruce Hopkins as Gamling -- Lawrence Makoare as The Witch-king -- Stephen Ure as Gorbag Aragorn Box-Topper Bonus Foil Cards (Hobby boxes only) 1 of 2 (with sword) 2 of 2 (riding) Card Album (U.K. exclusive) -- (binder) R1 Legolas R2 Aragorn R3 Gandalf R4 Arwen R5 The Ring R6 Éowyn R7 Pippin R8 Frodo R9 Gollum PROMO CARDS P1 The Trilogy's Final Chapter! (Aragorn) P2 The Trilogy's Final Chapter! (Gandalf) P3 The Trilogy's Final Chapter! (Legolas; Wizard) -- (dealer sell sheet) Searchwords: jahoc, yr2003, mfrTopps, catLOTR©2003, 2004, 2008 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!