2005 Topps King Kong Trading Cards

Just like the movie it's based on, initially hopes were high for 2005 Topps King Kong. The most recent remake of the Hollywood classic was directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) and starred such A-listers as Jack Black, Naomi Watts and Oscar winner Adrien Brody.

In reality, like the movie, the product is solid but you can't help but feel letdown after you go through it all.

Despite its massive cast, the list of autograph signers was a big disappointment at the time. None of the headliners made the checklist. Even the second-tier stars were largely absent. However, with passing time, a couple of cards should be considered bargains now. Jamie Bell gained notoriety with his breakout film Billy Elliott. Since then he's continued to have roles in movies big and small, although normally standing just out of the spotlight like he does in King Kong. He was the top autograph when the set first came out and is still one of the most recognizable now.

Joining him is Kyle Chandler. At the time, he was a TV actor making the jump from TV's Early Edition to film. But it was back on television afterward where he took on his most iconic role as Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights.

Another autograph of note is Colin Hanks. He's more than simply the "son of Tom" having played a central role in the first season of Fargo, among other roles. This isn't Hanks' first autograph card. He also signed for Inkworks' Roswell set a few years earlier.

Autographs combine to land one per hobby box, although some are a little tougher to find than others.

2005 Topps King Kong hobby boxes also have one memorabilia card. There are seven total and all cover the three leads played by Black, Watts and Brody. The issue here is the fact that there's not much different about the cards for each character other than the swatch. Each character only has one photo across all their costume cards.

The product has several basic inserts based primarily on production art. These include Video Game Creature cards and Textured Flocked cards. Retail exclusives include Embossed Foil and Stickers. Retail tins and blister packs both have cards not found anywhere else. Today, these are some of the hardest cards to find in the product.

2005 Topps King Kong Trading Cards Checklist

Click on links to shop for cards or check current market values on eBay.

Cards per pack: 7
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 8
Release Date: November, 2005

Base Set

80 cards.

2005 King Kong Base

1 Title Card
2 Ann Darrow
3 King Kong
4 Carl Denham
5 Jack Driscoll
6 Preston
7 Captain Englehorn
8 Hayes
9 Jimmy
10 Bruce Baxter
11 Choy
12 Lumpy the Cook
13 Is Vaudeville Dead?
14 The Big Pitch
15 A Passion for Movies
16 Out of Work, Out of Luck
17 Denham's Offer
18 On a Tramp Steamer
19 A Script Too Short...
20 Crew of the Venture
21 The Prettiest Passenger
22 An Inspired Screenplay
23 Finding the Old Map
24 Outside Shipping Lanes
25 Uncharted Waters
26 Approaching Skull Island
27 Love Finds Ann Darrow
28 The Landing
29 The Moviemakers
30 Island of Mystery
31 Courageous Captain
32 An Offering for Kong
33 Mighty Kong Appears!
34 Kong's Captive
35 A Showman's Paradise
36 The Past Comes Alive
37 Dinosaur Island
38 Brontosaurus Stampede
39 Hero of Thunder Lizards
40 Strange Kinship
41 The Raft
42 Dinosaurs Attack!
43 Menaced by Monsters
44 Here Comes V-Rex...
45 The Earth Trembles...
46 Battle of the Giants
47 Three against One
48 Cliffhanger!
49 Entangled Terrors
50 Clash of the Titans
51 Natures Primal Fury
52 The King Triumphant
53 Is Ann Alive?
54 Skull Island Horrors
55 The Log of Death
56 Lumpy's Fight for Life!
57 Against Kong's Fury
58 A Long Way Down
59 Shock and Awe
60 Terrors Unending
61 Are Movies Worth It?
62 In Kong's Lair
63 Rescued by a Writer
64 The Capture of Kong
65 Return to New York
66 The New Ann Darrow
67 Denham's Big Night
68 A King in New York
69 Darrow's Desperate Plea
70 Atop the Tallest Building
71 Beauty Killed the Beast
72 Making a Love Story
73 Mr. Jackson on Location
74 Filming Jack Black
75 One Director to "Another"
76 Of Romance and Discovery
77 A Filmmaker's Obsession
78 Fight to the Finish
79 When Behemoths Clash
80 Checklist

Autographs

5 cards, 1:24 hobby packs. Autographs gallery.

2005 King Kong Autographs Kyle Chandler

Individual odds noted.

Jamie Bell as Jimmy 1:239
Kyle Chandler as Bruce Baxter 1:55
Colin Hanks as Preston 1:51
Evan Parke as Hayes 1:51
Richard Taylor - WETA Workshop Supervisor 1:55

Memorabilia Cards

7 cards, 1:24 hobby packs.

2005 King Kong Memorabilia Cards Carl Denham Sisal Suit

Check out a complete gallery of the entire set.

Individual odds noted.

Jack Black as Carl Denham - Sisal Suit 1:104
Jack Black as Carl Denham - Waistcoat 1:251
Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll - Tweed Jacket 1:57
Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll - Silk Shirt 1:157
Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow - Dressing Gown 1:70
Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow - Dressing Room Dress 1:251
Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow - Film Dress 1:126

Embossed Foil

10 cards, 1:6 retail packs.

2005 King Kong Embossed Foil

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Textured Flocked Cards

5 cards, 1:8 packs.

2005 King Kong Flocked Creature Cards

1
2
3
4
5

Stickers

10 cards, 1:4 retail packs.

2005 King Kong Stickers

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Video Game Creature Cards

5 cards, 1:4 packs.

2005 King Kong Video Game Creature

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5

Blister Pack Bonus Cards

3 cards, 1 per blister pack.

B1 The King Returns
B2 Land of the Lost
B3 A 21st Century Kong

Tin Bonus Cards

12 cards, 2 per tin.

Cards paired together in each tin (1 with A, 2 with B, etc.).

1
2
3
4
5
6
A
B
C
D
E
F

Video Game Bonus Card

1 card, included with PC game.

B1

Promo Cards

2005 Topps King Kong Promo Card P1

P1 Kong
P2 Kong - Non-Sport Update

1961 Leaf Spook Stories # 84 King Kong  Series 2  nrmnt
1961 Leaf Spook Stories # 84 King Kong Series 2 nrmnt
$9.99
Time Remaining: 11h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage 70s/80s Dinosaurs,Moonraker,Close Encounters,King Kong,Oz Trading Cards
Vintage 70s/80s Dinosaurs,Moonraker,Close Encounters,King Kong,Oz Trading Cards
$30.00
Time Remaining: 13h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
KING KONG THE MOVIE MINI-MASTER SET
KING KONG THE MOVIE MINI-MASTER SET
$17.95
Time Remaining: 14h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $17.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
KONG : 8th wonder of world - Complete set of 80 - 2005 Topps   king
KONG : 8th wonder of world - Complete set of 80 - 2005 Topps king
$5.36
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $5.36
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
KING KONG - THE MOVIE - ANDY SERKIS AS KONG AUTOGRAPHED CARD #45 - NrMt - COA
KING KONG - THE MOVIE - ANDY SERKIS AS KONG AUTOGRAPHED CARD #45 - NrMt - COA
$18.50
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
King Kong, 8th Wonder of the World - Richard Taylor Autograph Card
King Kong, 8th Wonder of the World - Richard Taylor Autograph Card
$13.19
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 51m
Bid now | Add to watch list
King Kong, 8th Wonder of the World - Colin Hanks
King Kong, 8th Wonder of the World - Colin Hanks "Preston" Autograph Card
$23.75
Time Remaining: 2d 36m
Buy It Now for only: $23.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2 King kong movie card boxes autos possible and more
2 King kong movie card boxes autos possible and more
$99.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
King Kong 8th Wonder World 2005 autograph card Jamie Bell - Jimmy FANTASTIC FOUR
King Kong 8th Wonder World 2005 autograph card Jamie Bell - Jimmy FANTASTIC FOUR
$63.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $63.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
King Kong 8th Wonder World 2005 Memorabilia Relic card Naomi Watts Dressing Gown
King Kong 8th Wonder World 2005 Memorabilia Relic card Naomi Watts Dressing Gown
$18.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage Non-Sport Card Lot 80s, 90s King Kong, Hulk, Dick Tracy, TMNT
Vintage Non-Sport Card Lot 80s, 90s King Kong, Hulk, Dick Tracy, TMNT
$12.95
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
King Kong 1933 movie storyboard trading cards. Fay Wray Horror
King Kong 1933 movie storyboard trading cards. Fay Wray Horror
$15.18
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 44m
Bid now | Add to watch list

« Previous1234