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2001 Planet of the Apes Autographs Gallery

As universally reviled as Tim Burton's re-imagining of The Planet of the Apes is, the movie made for a decent set of cards. The 2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Autographs set features a mix of legends, big-name stars and a couple of people you probably haven't heard of.

The set has a total of seven pack-inserted cards that land at a rate of 1:36 hobby packs, or one per box. The highlight of the checklist is the late Charlton Heston. Star of the original film, not to mention many other blockbuster epics over the years, this is the only set he has a certified signature card in. He's not recognizable as he plays an old ape, but it's still a Charlton Heston autograph.

Another legend in the set is Kris Kristofferson. Like Heston, this is his only certified autograph in a set of trading cards.

Joining them is Linda Harrison, who co-starred with Heston in the original Planet of the Apes. She has also signed cards for Inkworks and Rittenhouse, both in sets that focus on the classic films.

As far as contemporary stars go, there's Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Roth. Bonham Carterhas been nominated for a pair of Oscars as well as key roles in such films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fight Club and Alice in Wonderland.

The rarest of the 2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Autographs, by far, belongs to Estella Warren. Her cards never made it into packs. A handful have surfaced on the secondary market, including some given away by Topps at special events and shows. While the card is real, sets generally wouldn't include her.

Autographs are found only in hobby packs. They're noted on boxes and wrappers so if you come across unopened product, be sure to check if it's hobby or retail.

2001 Topps Planet of the Apes Autographs Checklist

 


LINDA HARRISON 2001 TOPPS ON-CARD AUTO PLANET OF THE APES / POTA
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LINDA HARRISON as NOVA PLANET OF THE APES / POTA 1999 INKWORKS ON-CARD AUTO (B)
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LINDA HARRISON as NOVA 1999 INKWORKS ON-CARD AUTO PLANET OF THE APES / POTA (A)
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