With the booming sales of baseball cards in the late 1980’s, Marvel branched out to trading cards with the the launch of 1990 Marvel Universe trading cards from Impel which got rebranded into Skybox in 1992. Back before the internet was popular, collectors would read the back of the card for biographies, statistics, stories and additional artwork.

1990 set has total of 162 cards. This set has all your superheroes like Spider-Man and Captain America, supervillains like Thanos and Dr. Doom, rookies like Ghost Rider and Nomad, famous battles, comic book covers and Stan Lee. Each box has one hologram inserted into the pack. They are five different holograms in the set.

The checklist for 162 cards

1 Captain America 2 Spider-Man 3 Hulk 4 Daredevil 5 Nick Fury 6 Thing 7 Professor X 8 Cyclops 9 Marvel Girl 10 Wolverine 11 Phoenix 12 Power Man 13 Dazzler 14 Dagger 15 Quasar 16 Sub-Mariner 17 Hulk 18 Thor 19 Mister Fantastic 20 Black Panther 21 Archangel 22 Iceman 23 Wolverine 24 Storm 25 Shadowcat 26 Moon Knight 27 Lockheed 28 Aunt May 29 Spider-Man 30 Spider-Man 31 Captain America 32 Silver Surfer 33 Human Torch 34 Doctor Strange 35 Havok 36 Colossus 37 Wolverine 38 Nightcrawler 39 She-Hulk 40 Captain Britain 41 Rogue 42 Iron Man 43 Invisible Woman 44 Punisher 45 Longshot 46 Beast 47 Punisher 48 Storm 49 Elektra 50 Cloak 51 Wasp 52 Kingpin 53 Baron Zemo 54 Loki 55 Juggernaut 56 Nightmare 57 Sabretooth 58 Electro 59 Doctor Octopus 60 Doctor Doom 61 Ultron 62 Enchantress 63 Magneto 64 Bullseye 65 Mister Sinister 66 Sandman 67 Lizard 68 Mole Man 69 Dormammu 70 Leader 71 Blob 72 Black Cat 73 Venom 74 Green Goblin 75 Galactus 76 Mandarin 77 High Evolutionary 78 Mephisto 79 Thanos 80 Apocalypse 81 Red Skull82 Ghost Rider 83 Deathlok 84 Guardians of the Galaxy 85 New Warriors 86 Nomad 87 Foolkiller 88 Thing vs. Hulk 89 Fantastic Four vs. Galactus 90 Fantastic Four vs. Doctor Doom 91 Thor vs. Surfur 92 Spider-Man vs. Kraven 93 Spider-Man vs. Dr. Octopus 94 Daredevil vs. Bullseye 95 Daredevil vs. Kingpin 96 Silver Surfer vs. Mephisto 97 Captain America vs. Red Skull 98 Dark Phoenix Saga 99 X-Men vs. Avengers 100 X-Men vs. Magneto 101 X-Men vs. Fantastic Four 102 Fall of the Mutants 103 Evolutionary War 104 Atlantis Attacks 105 Acts of Vengeance 106 Spider-Man vs. Venom 107 Nick Fury vs. Hydra 108 Armor Wars I 109 Daredevil vs. Wolverine 110 Daredevil vs. Punisher 111 Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin 112 Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin 113 Hulk vs. Wolverine 114 Hulk vs. Spider-Man 115 Captain America vs. Wolverine 116 Silver Surfer vs. Thanos 117 X-Factor vs. Apocalypse 118 X-Men vs. Freedom Force 119 Wolverine vs. Sabretooth 120 X-Men in the Savage Land 121 Iron Man vs. Titanium Man 122 Thor vs. Loki 123 First Kree-Skrull War 124 Fantastic Four #1 125 X-Men #1 126 Amazing Fantasy #15 127 The Punisher Vol. 2 #1 128 Journey into Mystery #83 129 Amazing Spider-Man #129 130 Avengers #1 131 Amazing Spider-Man #1 132 Giant-Size X-Men #1 133 Wolverine Limited Series #1 134 Incredible Hulk #181 135 Tales of Suspense #39 136 Avengers #4 137 Fantastic Four 138 Avengers 139 X-Men 140 X-Men 141 Cloak and Dagger 142 New Mutants 143 X-Factor 144 Excalibur 145 Brotherhood of Evil Mutants 146 Sinister Six 147 Hellfire Club 148 Alpha Flight 149 Spider-Man 150 Doctor Doom 151 Doctor Octopus 152 The Hulk 153 Silver Surfer 154 Thor 155 Punisher 156 Magneto 157 Captain America 158 Doctor Strange 159 Iron Man 160 Wolverine 161 Stan Lee – Mr. Marvel 162 Checklist

Holograms Checklist

MH1 Cosmic Spider-Man MH2 Magneto MH3 Silver Surfer

MH4 Wolverine MH5 Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin

 

 

These cards are hot. They are selling from $1 to hundreds based on condition, characters, and if they are graded. The holograms are selling for a lot more. I have a small collection back in 1990. I actually tried to sell them for over a decade on ebay. No takers. Suddenly someone bought them this year. The sad news I don’t remembered when I put them so I ended up giving the buyer a refund.

 

There was an episode on Comic Book Men on AMC. Some guy tried to sell his comic book cards. I don’t remembered if they were 1990 Marvel Universe trading cards. The manager at that comic book store turned down his offer and gave him more comic book cards. They were worthless back then but not now.

 

 

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