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2004 Rittenhouse Conan: Art of the Hyborian Age Trading Cards

Long before Arnold Schwarzenegger raised the sword and put on the fuzzy medieval underoos, Conan the Barbarian was a fantasy icon in stories and comics. Perhaps the most iconic rise to prominence outside of Hollywood was Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan comic magazine. That's the inspiration for the 2004 Rittenhouse Conan: Art of the Hyborian Age trading cards.

The 72-card base set takes interior art from the magazine, which was published in black and white, and makes them full-color.

Every box of 2004 Rittenhouse Conan: Art of the Hyborian Age comes with a SketchaFEX sketch card drawn by one of eight different artists, such as Warren Martineck, Darren Auck and Mark Pennington. Each has original artwork done directly on the card.

The set has three additional insert sets. Ode to the Cimmerian (12 cards, 1:4 packs) features Conan poetry. Images on the front are kept in black and white to offer some contrast from the rest of the product. Rise of the King (six cards, 1:40) shows the evolution of Conan into a king. Savage Sisterhood (nine cards, 1:8) features pinup artwork of some of the beauties from the comic.

Dealers had a couple of incentives available when the set was released. A Stan Lee autograph was included as a case topper. A color SketchaFEX card by Warren Martinek was offered as a multi-case incentive.

2004 Rittenhouse Conan: Art of the Hyborian Age had a print run of 4,000 boxes.

2004 Rittenhouse Conan: Art of the Hyborian Age Trading Cards Breakdown

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Base Set: 72 cards
Cards per pack: 7
Packs per box: 40
Boxes per case: 12
Release Date: July 7, 2004

Base Set

01 Checklist
02 Checklist
03 Checklist
04 Pablo Marcos #9
05 Brunner #14
06 Thorne #16
07 Buscema #17
08 Conrad #18
09 Nasser #20
10 Alcazar #24
11 Buscema #26
12 Nebres #27
13 Buscema and Alcala #28
14 Kane #29
15 Jodloman #33
16 Wilson and Rubenstein #34
17 Maitz #35
18 Wenzel #36
19 Gammill #46
20 Redondo #51
21 Jusko #55
22 Nebres #57
23 Pollard #59
24 DeZuniga #60
25 Toth #64
26 Chiodo #65
27 Layton/McConnell #66
28 Kane #67
29 Potts #71
30 Marcos #72
31 Marcos #73
32 Potts #75
33 Marcos #84
34 Marcos #85
35 Buscema #87
36 Chan #89
37 Chan #92
38 Chan #110
39 Chan #113
40 Docherty #120
41 Nebres #122
42 Nebres #123
43 Nebres #126
44 Nebres #127
45 Garcia #130
46 Bator #137
47 Bator #138
48 Bator #141
49 Bator #142
50 Unknown #143
51 Gil #145
52 Docherty #150
53 Hondru #155
54 Simons #156
55 Smith #162
56 Simons #172
57 Carillo #173
58 Simons #175
59 Villagran #182
60 Adkins #185
61 DeCarlo #189
62 Hondru #195
63 Hoburg & Bryant #196
64 Cruz #198
65 Buscema and Chan #200
66 Abrams #201
67 Cooper/Sandu #204
68 Buscema #222
69 Garcia #225
70 Evans #227
71 Castro #231
72 Martineck #235

SketchaFEX Sketch Cards

9 artists, 1:40 packs.

Approximate number of cards per artist is noted.

Darren Auck - 100
Dan Day - 550
David Day - 550
Geoff Isherwood - 775
Michael Kraiger - 800
Pablo Marcos - 150
Warren Martineck - 800
Mark Pennington - 275

Ode to the Cimmerian

12 cards, 1:4 packs.

C1 Lion of the Waves
C2 Lion of the Waves
C3 Lion of the Waves
C4 Lion of the Waves
C5 Lion of the Waves
C6 Lion of the Waves
C7 Challenge
C8 Challenge
C9 Challenge
C10 Challenge
C11 Challenge
C12 Challenge

Rise of the King

6 cards, 1:40 packs.

R1 Conan of Cimmeria
R2 Conan The Thief
R3 Conan The Gladiator
R4 Conan The Renegade
R5 Conan The Buccaneer
R6 Conan The King

Savage Sisterhood

9 cards, 1:8 packs.

S1 Salome
S2 Yasmina
S3 Jondra
S4 Princess Ayella
S5 Belit
S6 Frost Giant's Daughter
S7 Lady Gorbek
S8 Valeria
S9 Jamilah

Incentives

Promo Cards

P1 General Distribution
P2 Binder Exclusive
SD2004 2004 San Diego Comic-Con

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