Thursday, March 7, 2013

2012 Rittenhouse Archives Warehouse 13 Season 3 Premium Pack Break Recap and Review

Rittenhouse Archives brings back Warehouse 13 for Season 3 in Premium Pack with more artifacts secretly stashed in South Dakota and other goodies.  Once again Rittenhouse Archives has completely captured the feel of the show and put it in card form.  The biggest change from last season’s cards is one less autograph and one more relic, a seemingly natural transition as the show and cards continue on, the original configuration was 2 autos and 2 relics.  The other change is the absence of serial numbering on the episode cards.

2011 Rittenhouse Archives Warehouse 13 Season 3 falls under our premium cards category.  Each Premium Pack contains 2 Episode Cards, 2 Relic Cards, 1 Artifact Card and 1 Autograph Card. These can be purchased by individual packs or a 15 pack box.

Here are the cards we pulled from our Premium Pack.

Episode Cards
 Trials – Front and Back
 Don’t Hate the Player -  Front and Back

“Snag It, Bag It, Tag It” Card #/350

 The card before it is opened
The opened card – Pavlov’s Bell Artifact

Relic Cards #/300
Allison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan Jacket Swatch, Front and Back
 Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering Shirt Swatch

Autograph Cards - Not Numbered
 Sasha Roiz

Overall Look
These are some smart looking cards with great photography and design.  The absence of numbering on the episode cards is a little puzzling.  Looking at the checklist, the numbers should have come very close to the same as Season 2’s release so I am unsure why these have not been numbered.   The relic, artifact and autograph cards are great looking too.

Quality and Variety of the Checklist
This is a small, limited edition set that covers one season.  In all there are 26 episode cards, 9 “Snag It, Bag It, Tag It” Cards, 22 Prop and Costume Cards and 13 Autograph cards.

Do the Hits satisfy?
The On-card autos are beautiful with the standard Rittenhouse Archives embossed text for authenticity.  Costume cards are outstanding with a picture of the actor wearing the piece and a picture of the actual costumes, after the production, makeup stains and all, with an exact description of who wore it and in which episode.  All relic cards should be like this, non-sport and sports!  The “Snag It, Bag It, Tag It” cards are right in line with the show and perfectly done.

Will you keep coming back for more?
This is an easy multiple purchase and if you are a true fan of the show, going for the sealed 15 pack box is a must. 

 4 1/2 out of 5

This is 2012 Rittenhouse Archives Warehouse Season 3 is another example of how good cards can be when a concept is carried through all the way. 

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