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:

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.

2007 Artbox World of Harry Potter 3-D Trading Cards

2007 Artbox World of Harry Potter 3-D trading cards bring more depth to the first four films -- literally. Highlights include a Daniel Radcliffe autograph and a dual autograph featuring Robert Pattinson.

2006 Artbox Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Trading Cards

2006 Artbox Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is one of the more overlooked sets the company produced for the franchise. Kenneth Branagh is the most notable of the autograph signers.

2006 Artbox Harry Potter Memorable Moments Trading Cards

2006 Artbox Harry Potter Memorable Moments is the first set of trading cards for the movie franchise that included elements from multiple films. Although it has a different look, the configuration of autographs, costume and prop cards remains the same.

2006 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Update Trading Cards

2006 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Update is one of the strongest sets in the franchise's history. The checklist includes both a Daniel Radcliffe autograph and a quad autographed costume card that includes the film's star, Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame and more.

2005 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trading Cards

2005 Artbox Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire highlight the fourth film in the franchise. Twilight's Robert Pattinson is among the set's available autographs.

2005 Artbox Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Trading Cards

2005 Artbox Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone trading cards began the task of filling in the gaps from the card maker not gaining...

2004 Artbox Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Update Trading Cards

Although it cranked up the print run from the first set 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Update still has the same impressive mix of autographs, costume and prop cards.

2004 Artbox Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Trading Cards

2004 Artbox Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban trading cards helped make the line one of the most successful in the modern hobby. Autographs, costume and prop cards are all part of the popular release.

2007 Artbox Harry Potter San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

A couple of strong autographs and a set of limited edition costume cards lead the 2007 Artbox Harry Potter Comic-Con exclusives.