Thanks to some inside information from Topps brand manager, Mark “Darth” Von Ohlen, we’ve got an early look at a gorgeous new set of trading cards, titled Doctor Who Extraterrestrial Encounters, due in stores November of 2016!
Building upon the success of the predecessor series Doctor Who Timeless, the forthcoming Topps set features 100 base cards, along with four different insert sets (Doctors Across Space, Companions Across Space, Alien Invasion, 50 Years of the Cybermen) to pursue and collect.
Over seventy celebrities from around the world of Doctor Who have added their signatures to the collectors’ cards, including those from David Tennant, Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman, Sir John Hurt, Alex Kingston, Arthur Darvill, John Barrowman, and many more, including a dozen new signers for this series, such as our beloved James Corden.
“Costume piece” cards are included in the new set, allowing collectors to chase down rarities from Doctors, Companions, Alien friends and foes, and even the Master. Look for rare dual- and triple-autograph cards, as well as signed costume pieces. What’s more, there is an extremely rare dual-costume, dual-auto book featuring (our personal favourite Whovian IRL couple) David Tennant and Georgia Moffet.
To top it all off, the set apparently will have the rarest of finds, a four-signature card including the autographs of Tennant, Piper, Barrowman, and Noel Clarke. (You know…from that season which we absolutely ADORE.)
The Topps team has been rolling out some great news related to this and their recent sets at SDCC, and will undoubtedly continue to do so between now and November’s release (perhaps in time for L.I. Who 4?), but for now, keep tabs on the goings-on over at topps.com, or share your thoughts with us in the comments here!