2016 Topps Now Preacher Season 1 Checklist, Print Runs and Details

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Fresh off its series premiere, Preacher already has trading cards on the way. And unlike other shows that usually take a year or more to make the transition to cardboard, signs point to the turnaround here being much sooner. As in right away. New 2016 Topps Now Preacher trading cards arrive weekly, the day after each episode.

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But you can’t drag your feet on ordering them, as each episode’s card are available for only 24 hours.

Each episode’s cards are available exclusively on the Topps website for one day. When the selling window closes, cards will be printed based on the number ordered and the print run will be released. This is the exact same approach as 2016 Topps Now Baseball, a set that is unfolding daily as the season progresses with key moments and games.

Packs come with five different cards for each show and cost $19.99. Like 2016 Topps Now Baseball, there is a bulk discount as well. The cost is lowered to $16.99 per pack for those ordering in multiples of three.

Both card fronts and backs have the episode details and the date the show first aired. Backs also have a short write-up.

2016 Topps Now Preacher 1 Time of the Preacher Reverse

Topps started laying hints on Preacher trading cards just as the show was getting underway on AMC, talking about it on Twitter and Facebook.

It’s not very often that card companies talk publicly about things like this. The drop that there’s an imminent announcement is a further hint that Topps and AMC are working together on something more than just The Walking Dead.

Although the show is new, Preacher may already be familiar with a lot of collectors. Like The Walking Dead, it has its roots in comics. Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, DC’s Vertigo imprint published 66 issues from 1995 to 2000.

2016 Topps Now Preacher Checklist

1 Time of the Preacher (Ep. 1)
2 Hey Guys (Ep. 1)
3 Showdown at the Frontier Bar (Ep. 1)
4 Meeting at Flavour Station (Ep. 1)
5 Ratwater? (Ep. 1)
6 Have a Drink, Padre? (Ep. 2)
7 Watching from a Distance (Ep. 2)
8 Annville Cemetery (Ep. 2)
9 Sunday Service (Ep. 2)
10 Are You There (Ep. 2)
11 Dead? (Ep. 3)
12 It’s Not a Superpower (Ep. 3)
13 That Was Close (Ep. 3)
14 You Don’t Look Very On It (Ep. 3)
15 Superpowers? (Ep. 3)
16 My Friend Needs a Doctor (Ep. 4)
17 The Prey (Ep. 4)
18 With a Chainsaw? (Ep. 4)
19 I’m Gonna Make It (Ep. 4)
20 Don’t Worry About the Money (Ep. 4)
21 I Need Help, Preassher. What Elsh Ish New? (Ep. 5)
22 We Goin’ Steady Now? (Ep. 5)
23 We’re in Love (Ep. 5)
24 Why Worry at All? (Ep. 5)
25 This About Dallas? (Ep. 5)
26 This? This Is Just the Beginning (Ep. 6)
27 What Is That Crazy Woman Doing (Ep. 6)
28 Horrific (Ep. 6)
29 Wanna See Something Awesome? (Ep. 6)
30 It’s Called Genesis (Ep. 6)
31 We’re Just Getting Started (Ep. 7)
32 Scheming (Ep. 7)
33 Sunday Best (Ep. 7)
34 Onward to Glory (Ep. 7)
35 Target Sighted (Ep. 7)
36 What’d You Say, Preacher? (Ep. 8)
37 Want Some Water? (Ep. 8)
38 Fire! (Ep. 8)
39 Leave It to the Professionals (Ep. 8)
40 Guys, Come On! (Ep. 8)
41 Alright Your Honor, Let’s Tuck You In… (Ep. 9)
42 Just Open the Door a Crack, Toss in a Guinea Pig (Ep. 9)
43 Call 911 (Ep. 9)
44 We Want to Go to Hell (Ep. 9)
45 I’m Going to Kill a Man in Albuquerque (Ep. 9)
46 Preacher (Ep. 10)
47 What the Hell Are We Waiting… (Ep. 10)
48 Until the End of the World (Ep. 10)
49 Direct Dial (Ep. 10)
50 Tough Somebitch Ain’t You? (Ep. 10)

Pack Release Dates and Print Runs

Looking to fill in gaps? Click on the links to get current listings on eBay.

Episode 1 – May 22, 2016 (362 sets)
Episode 2 – June 5, 2016 (232 sets)
Episode 3 – June 12, 2016 (184 sets)
Episode 4 – June 19, 2016 (149 sets)
Episode 5 – June 26, 2016 (162 sets)
Episode 6 – July 3, 2016 (166 sets)
Episode 7 – July 10, 2016 (170 sets)
Episode 8 – July 17, 2016 (167 sets)
Episode 9 – July 24, 2016 (151 sets)
Episode 10 – July 31, 2016

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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5 comments

  1. T Zig 23 May, 2016 at 09:08

    Very nice. Not enough darkness in the world for kids to gravitate towards. If there is a Jesus card, will He at least be credited as the all-time saves leader? I’ll hang up and listen.

  2. Richard 23 May, 2016 at 17:33

    Sorry, but I expect this to be a failure at this price point. You can usually buy a modern day non-sports base set for very little money. While I grant you part of that is due to the value attributed to the inserts, I just can’t see this set being worth the projected costs.

    With the Baseball cards you have player collectors and team collectors, so if they are “milked” a bit by the company its not a huge deal to the collector given its a single purchase.

    Assuming Topps follows the pattern of a 5 card pack per episode for all 10 episodes, it means a base set of 50 for the rock bottom price of $199.90

    While you might be able to exploit some collectors for established shows, like game of thrones with its fanatical fan base, preacher has just started.

    I do expect some sets to sell as there are always speculators, but unless Topps convinces the press to really hype this up, I see no value in it in the short term.

    Now if the show is an insane success then the early might even turn a buck, but only if no other set gets put out there.

    Now when the new Star Trek show comes out, that they might be able to milk. If they are willing to package it at $9.99 per pack instead of $19.99, I even foresee lots of people being happy and Topps making more money long term.

  3. RavenNSU 24 May, 2016 at 22:11

    Since episode 1 cards sold totaled 362 sets, that would mean that the print run for the complete base set can’t be more than 362 sets if everyone comes back to buy every episode. If anyone drops out of buying any episode or does not buy the same number of multiple episode sets that they may have done for episode 1, the number of complete sets will drop accordingly.

    I can kind of see where this concept might work for real time baseball, because you may want a certain day or game and there are many fans. For a TV series however I think it is all or nothing. Why would you want 7 out of 10 episodes? It’s an interesting idea, but I question trying it out on this title when it is both a new show and may be much less appealing to that more mainstream Walking Dead audience it is after.

  4. phillies_joe 25 May, 2016 at 18:13

    If it was Survivor, I’d be in! Taking a chance on a high priced set of a show that may tank after one year…..no thanks.

    I like the concept, but only see it practical for baseball unless the price point drops substancially.

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