Ultimate Guide to X-Files Autographs Cards

From lead stars to now-famous guest stars, there's lots to digest when it comes to X-Files autographs and trading cards. While it was something of a slow build that spanned multiple manufacturers and several sets, by the time the last set of X-Files trading cards were released, the whole feels complete.

Gillian Anderson has several autographs. David Duchovny waited until the end, but he signed as well. And then there's creator Chris Carter, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, Mimi Rogers and several other regular faces.

Topps X-Files Autographs

To trace the earliest X-Files autographs on trading cards one has to go back to when Topps held the license. Although they went big with the show early on with both cards and even comics, their only go with autographs came in 1998 X-Files: Fight the Future. And while such cards were new and novel at this point, the first group of signed cards were secondary names.

Inkworks Takes Over

Inkworks took over the license with their 2001 X-Files Seasons 4 and 5. Their first set includes one of the most valuable X-Files autographs -- Chris Carter. Several years later, that set would gain another notable signature when Laurie Holden went on to be a major character in The Walking Dead.

Towards the end of 2001, Inkworks added another big name to their list of X-Files autographs. Gillian Anderson's signature headlined their Seasons 6 and 7 release.

X-Files Autographs - Inkworks Seasons 6 and 7 Gillian Anderson

Over the course of their next two sets, one for season eight and the other for season nine, Inkworks added the likes of Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, Burt Reynolds and another Anderson.

Beyond the Show

The character-based 2005 Inkworks X-Files Connections has the largest of all the autograph checklists. Most of the names are repeats from previous releases. It also has an Autographed Pieceworks card of Gillian Anderson with a small costume swatch.

2008 Inkworks X-Files: I Want to Believe was one of the last from the card maker. On the one hand, the autographs are huge. Not only is there yet another from Anderson and Carter, but the product finally brought the hobby a David Duchovny autograph. Not only that, but a Duchovny-Anderson dual autograph was given as a dealer incentive. That said, many deem these cards to be inferior as the signatures come on bright foil stickers.

2008 Inkworks X-Files I Want to Believe David Duchovny Gillian Anderson Autograph

X-Files Autographs Analysis

Compared to a lot of other franchises, there are not a ton of X-Files autographs to track down when it comes to trading cards. And while there is room for that list to grow should the franchise get a cardboard revival, perhaps to go with the show's rebirth, it stands fairly complete as is.

Top X-Files autographs, particularly those from Anderson, Duchovny and Carter, can fetch hundreds. Not only are they the biggest names connected to the show, but they're also relatively rare.

X-Files Autographs Gallery

1998 Topps X-Files: Fight the Future Autographs

Inserted 1:72 packs.

Tom Braidwood as Frohike of the Lone Gunman
William B. Davis as The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Dean Haglund as Langly of the Lone Gunmen
Bruce Harwood as Byers of the Lone Gunmen
John Neville as The Well-Manicured Man
Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Skinner

 

2001 Inkworks X-Files Seasons 4 and 5 Autographs

Inserted 1:72 packs. All inserted as redemptions.

A1 Chris Carter - Series Creator and Executive Producer
A2 Bruce Harwood as John Fitzgerald Byers
A3 Jerry Hardin as Deep Throat
A4 Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias
A5 Brendan Beiser as Agent Pendrell

2001 Inkworks X-Files Seasons 6 and 7 Autographs

Insertion rates not announced.

A6 Brian Thompson as Alien Bounty Hunter
A7 Don S. Williams as First Elder
A8 John Neville as Well-Manicured Man
A9 Gillian Anderson as Agent Dana Scully
A10 Dean Haglund as Richard "Ringo" Langly
A11 Michael McKean as Morris Fletcher

2002 Inkworks X-Files Season 8 Autographs

Inserted 1:48 packs.

A12 Annabeth Gish as Agent Monica Reyes
A13 James Pickens Jr. as Deputy Director Kersh
A14 Adam Baldwin as Knowle Rohrer
A15 Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike

2003 Inkworks X-Files Season 9 Autographs

Inserted 1:41 packs.

A16 Robert Patrick as Agent John Doggett
A16 Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Walter Skinner
A17 William B. Davis as Cigarette-Smoking Man
A18 Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender
A19 Steven Williams as Mr. X
A20 Burt Reynolds as Mr. Burt
A-F Gillian Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully

2005 Inkworks X-Files Connections Autographs

Inserted 1:24 packs.

A-1 and PW-1A distributed via redemption.

A-1 Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully
A-2 Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes
A-3 Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley
A-4 William B. Davis as Cigarette-Smoking Man
A-5 Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender
A-6 Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek
A-7 Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike
A-8 Bruce Harwood as John Fitzgerald Byers
A-9 Dean Haglund as Richard "Ringo" Langly
A-10 Nick Chinlund as Donnie Pfaster
A-11 Veronica Cartwright as Cassandra Spender
PW-1A Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully - Autographed Pieceworks

2008 Inkworks X-Files: I Want to Believe Autographs

Inserted 1:24 packs.

AD-1 given as a ten-case incentive.

A-1 David Duchovny as Fox Mulder
A-2 Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully
A-3 Chris Carter - Director/Writer
A-4 Frank Spotnitz - Producer/Writer
A-5 Xzibit as Special Agent Drummy
A-6 Adam Godley as Father Ybarra
A-7 Chris Owens as The Great Mutato
A-8 Sheila Larken as Margaret Scully
A-9 Nestor Serrano as Ken Naciamento
AD-1 David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully

The X-Files CCG Card Game 1996 - Langly Card With Dean Haglund Autograph
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The X-Files CCG Card Game 1996 Squeeze Tooms Card With Doug Hutchison Autograph
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THE X-FILES SEASONS 4 &5 (Inkworks/2001) Autograph Card #A5 BRENDAN BEISER
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THE X-FILES SEASONS 4 &5 (Inkworks/2001) Autograph Card #A2 BRUCE HARWOOD
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THE X-FILES SEASONS 4 &5 (Inkworks/2001) Autograph Card #A3 JERRY HARDIN
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X-FILES MOVIE I WANT TO BELIEVE AUTOGRAPH SET (9)
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2001 X-Files Inkworks autograph card A8 John Neville! NM/MN and rare! LOOK!
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SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1996 The X-Files Topps card #08! DEAN HAGLUND AUTO W/COA!
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X-Files Season 9 Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully A-F Autograph Card
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1998 X-Files Fight the Future BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Set Autograph Signature SKINNER
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2005 X-Files Connections Pieceworks Show Worn Autograph GILLIAN ANDERSON 9.5 GEM
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2008 X-Files I Want to Believe GILLIAN ANDERSON DANA SCULLY Autograph BGS 9.5
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