MONTY PYTHON COLLECTIBLE CARDS

Monty Python's Flying Circus Trading Cards - Act 1

Cornerstone Communication's first set of trading cards featuring photographs, artwork, and video stills from the original television series. These cards were created for the 25th anniversary of Monty Python in October 1994. There were a 114 cards total in this set. Cards could be purchased by the box (36 packs) or in individual foil packs of 10 cards each.

The series consisted of:

  • 1 Intro card
  • 3 Checklist cards
  • 78 Regular series cards
  • 6 Animator Kit cards
  • 10 Trivia cards
  • 7 Biography cards
  • 2 Preview cards (one for the Holy Grail series and one for Life of Brian that never shipped)
  • 4 Foil cards
  • 2 Scratch and Listen Cards (one fake, one real)
  • 1 Redemption Card
  • Cornerstone Communications, 1994

Monty Python's Flying Circus Trading Cards - Act 1
Scratch and Listen Card/Redemption Cards

The rarest card in the original trading card series was the world's first-ever "scratch and listen" card. Scratching the silver coating off of this card revealed a phone number to call. Calling the number would give you a series of Python sound-clips as well as instructions on how to obtain the special redemption card. You had to first send in your original Scratch-and-Listen Card. The redemption card would then be sent to you, complete with a new untouched Scratch-and-Listen card and your original scratched version. Front and back of Scratch-and-Listen (left) and Redemption (right) cards shown here.

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1994

Monty Python's Flying Circus Trading Cards
Act 1 Promo Cards

There were three promotional cards for the Act 1 trading cards. These were bundled in with copies of the Complete Waste of Time CD-ROM game as well as The Instant Monty Python CD Collection, among other places. Fronts of all three cards pictured here

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1994

 

 

 

 


 

Monty Python's Flying Circus Trading Cards - Act 1
Uncut Sheet

Cornerstone Communications also offered the entire series of trading cards (minus the scratch and listen card) as a double-sided poster of uncut cards.

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1994

Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Very Wide Trading Cards

Cornerstone Communication's second series of trading cards, released in 1996. This series is entirely based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail and was produced from an original print of the film, creating very crisp images in "Very Wide Cards" (letterbox) format. There were 79 cards total in this set. The rarest card was, of course, the Holy Grail. Second rarest were the foil chase cards of the individual Pythons (odds: 1 per 8 packs). Cards could be purchased as a box (24 packs) or in individual foil packs of 9 cards each. The front of each card featured an image from the film, while the reverse side featured excerpts from the script and further Holy Grail artwork. Each pack also included an ad for the Holy Grail CD-ROM game which shipped from 7th Level that year.

The series consisted of:

  • 1 Checklist card
  • 71 Series cards
  • 6 Knight cards
  • 1 Holy Grail card
  • Cornerstone Communications, 1996

Monty Python And The Holy Grail Trading Cards - Holy Grail Card

The rarest card in the set was a foil card of the Holy Grail, dubbed the "really-incredibly-hard-to-find" card. Collectors had two ways to obtain The Grail: one was to find one by chance, the other was to collect all six foil Knight cards instead and send them plus $4 to Cornerstone Communications in Arizona. The collector would receive the Holy Grail card and have the Knight cards returned (marked). Front and back of the Holy Grail card is pictured here.

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1996

 


Monty Python And The Holy Grail Trading Cards - Promo Cards

There were two promo cards issued to promote the Holy Grail trading cards. Fronts of both Promo A (top) and Promo B (bottom) cards pictured here.

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1996

 

 

 

 


Monty Python And The Holy GrailTrading Cards - Sir Not Appearing in this Trading Card Set

This card was not available as part of the original trading card set. It was only available exclusively to members of Cornerstone COmmunications' Inside Traders Club, a fan community. Front and back of card pictured here.

  • Cornerstone Communications, 1996, Item # IT-2