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Harry Potter Trading Cards Checklists, Resources

Harry Potter trading cards make up one of the most comprehensive lines in hobby history. Not only is every film featured in at least one standalone set (most have two), but there are several offshoot sets that look at the franchise as a whole.

Wizards of the Coast, a company known for their trading card games, started with the license with the first film. But they didn't find much success with their over-sized set. By the time The Prisoner of Azkaban rolled around, Artbox acquired the license for Harry Potter trading cards. They produced sets for the third movie onward and also went back to make sets for the two they missed.

Artbox's Harry Potter trading cards are known for their premium inserts. They mixed autographs, costume and prop cards into almost all their full releases. Autographs ended up capturing virtually every notable actor in the eight films. Although there are a couple of exceptions, the extensive checklist includes all three of the leads -- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint -- signing for several sets.

Gary Oldman, Robert Pattinson, John Cleese, David Tennant and Maggie Smith are among the other autographs included during the line's run.

Harry Potter trading cards continue to be popular today. The lasting nature of the series and the quality of the sets are both contributing factors. This also makes some of the top cards among the most valuable cards of the 00s, both sports and non-sport.

Harry Potter Trading Cards Info, Checklists and Resources:

2010 Artbox Harry Potter Heroes and Villains Trading Cards

2010 Artbox Harry Potter Heroes and Villains is a character-driven set of trading cards that combines several films. Autographs, costume cards and prop cards are all included.

2009 Artbox Harry Potter Memorable Moments Series 2 Trading Cards

2009 Artbox Harry Potter Memorable Moments Series 2 trading cards take an anthology approach to key happenings from the first five films.

Harry Potter 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Trading Cards

The 2009 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con exclusives feature a mix of autographs, costume cards, prop cards and more.

2009 Artbox Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Update Trading Cards

2009 Artbox Harry Potters and the Half-Blood Prince Update follows the format set by previous films, filling in some of the gaps from the first set. Autographs, costume and prop cards are all present.

2009 Artbox Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trading Cards

2009 Artbox Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trading cards feature a deep checklist of autographs, costume and prop cards centered on the sixth film.

2008 Artbox World of Harry Potter 3D Series 2 Trading Cards

2008 Artbox World of Harry Potter 3D Series 2 trading cards cover several films using lenticular card stock. Autographs, costume and prop cards are all part of the checklist.

2008 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Trading Cards

The 2008 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con exclusives include a couple of rare autographs, costume cards, a Half-Blood Prince Preview set and more.

2007 Artbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Update Trading Cards

2007 Artbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Update trading cards feature a familiar mix of autographs, costume and prop cards.

2006 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Trading Cards

The 2006 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con exclusive feature a mix of rare costume and prop cards.

2007 Artbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Trading Cards

2007 Artbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trading cards cover the fifth film in the franchise. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint all have autographs in the product.