2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Trading Cards Take a Heavy Metal Approach

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In Westeros and the world of Game of Thrones, Valyrian Steel is the ultimate weapon. It’s the diamond of metals, always sharp and filled with enough power to strike down just about anyone or anything — including White Walkers. When it comes to trading cards, 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel represents a premium offshoot of sorts for the main seasonal card line.

And it’s not just the cards that are upscale. The configuration is as well. Each box has just three packs, each containing only four cards. Two are base while the other two are inserts — one “tech” insert and one premium card that would traditionally be classified as a box hit.

Base Set

The 100-card base set bypasses classic cardboard completely. Instead, it goes for an all-metal approach appropriate for the set’s name. The 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel checklist focuses on the show’s first seven seasons.

Much like the season-based sets, characters are the focus of the base set. In fact, that’s the entire main set. It has no storylines or episode recaps.

Base cards come with two parallels. Gold cards are available in packs. Platinum parallels are reserved as an incentive. Those ordering ten cases of product from Rittenhouse received a limited edition Platinum set of all 100 base cards.

Autographs

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel autographs come in a few different forms. Single-signed cards come with both Valyrian metal and Gold formats. Signers are focused more on primary and key recurring roles compared to the seasonal sets. According to Rittenhouse none of the autographs come from actors who appeared in just one episode.

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Lean Heady (Cersei Lannister) are among the leads signing for the set. There’s also Finn Jones who plays the titular role on Iron Fist.

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Autographs

Dual Autographs can also be found. Among the pairings are Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Dinklage with Coster-Waldau, and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor).

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Dual Autographs

Autographs are not found in every pack, although most do have one. Signed cards fall at least two per box.

Sketch Cards

While Game of Thrones sketch cards are out there (and extremely coveted), thus far they’ve been limited to locations, creatures and other non-human characters from the show. That changes with 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Throne Valyrian Steel. The product has the franchise’s first character sketch cards, which are done by David Desbois. The artist is a hobby veteran and is known for his photorealistic style.

Scenic sketch cards are also available.

Relic Cards

Valyrian Steel has a couple of kinds of relic cards, both from the show and manufactured. Costume cards feature pieces from the show including key characters Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister.

Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) has an autographed relic card as well.

On the manufactured side are Pin Relics. These showcase the different symbols from the show including the Hand of the Queen pin Tyrion has to show his allegiance to Daenerys. There’s also the Night King’s Pin and the Faceless Man Coin.

Both relic and sketch cards are considered to be a pack-hit. They combine with autographs and limited edition Artifex cards that are numbered to 25 to fall one per pack.

Inserts

The one-per-pack “tech” cards in 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel aren’t quite on the same level as the hit autographs, relics and sketches, but they still represent premium inserts.

The come in three different formats. First are the base set’s Gold parallels.

Other inserts falling under this umbrella are 3-D lenticular and laser cut cards.

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading cards at a glance:

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 4
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: October 18, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs – 2
• Additional Autographs, Relics, Artifex and Sketch Cards – 1
• Other “Tech” Inserts – 3
• Base Cards – 6

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Checklist

Base

Base Set Checklist

100 cards.

Parallels:

• Gold
• Platinum – 10-case incentive


1 Tyrion Lannister
2 Cersei Lannister
3 Ser Jaime Lannister
4 Daenerys Targaryen
5 Jon Snow
6 Sansa Stark
7 Arya Stark
8 Ser Jorah Mormont
9 Theon Greyjoy
10 Samwell Tarly
11 Lord Varys
12 Petyr Baelish
13 Brienne of Tarth
14 Bran Stark
15 Bronn
16 Grand Maester Pycelle
17 Ser Davos Seaworth
18 Sandor Clegane
19 Missandei
20 Ser Eddison Tollett
21 Tywin Lannister
22 Melisandre
23 Podrick Payne
24 Margaery Tyrell
25 Joffrey Baratheon
26 Catelyn Stark
27 Tormund Giantsbane
28 Ser Barristan Selmy
29 Stannis Baratheon
30 Grey Worm
31 Hodor
32 Gilly
33 Grenn
34 Robb Stark
35 Ser Loras Tyrell
36 Shae
37 Ramsay Bolton
38 Roose Bolton
39 Ser Alliser Thorne
40 Daario Naharis
41 Jaqen H’ghar
42 King Tommen Baratheon
43 Ygritte
44 Gendry
45 Olly
46 Ser Meryn Trant
47 Lady Olenna Tyrell
48 Osha
49 Lancel Lancel
50 Janos Slynt


51 Maester Luwin
52 Qyburn
53 Ros
54 Rickon Stark
55 Ser Rodrik Cassel
56 Lord Mace Tyrell
57 Meera Reed
58 Dragons
59 Irri
60 Yara Greyjoy
61 High Sparrow
62 Jeor Mormont
63 Ellaria Sand
64 Ser Kevan Lannister
65 Pyat Pree
66 Lady Talisa
67 Maester Aemon
68 The Waif
69 Doreah
70 Lord Eddard Stark
71 Selyse Baratheon
72 Jojen Reed
73 Ser Gregor Clegane
74 Shireen Baratheon
75 Khal Drogo
76 Renly Baratheon
77 Lord Edmure Tully
78 Locke
79 Hizdahr zo Loraq
80 Night King
81 Myranda
82 Robin Arryn
83 Obara Sand
84 Tyene Sand
85 Nymeria Sand
86 Myrcella Baratheon
87 King Robert Baratheon
88 Oberyn Martell
89 Walder Frey
90 Lysa Arryn
91 Ser Brynden Tully
92 Mance Rayder
93 Orell
94 Areo Hotah
95 Viserys Targaryen
96 Syrio Forel
97 Doran Martell
98 Xaro Xhoan Daxos
99 Balon Greyjoy
100 Spice King


Variations

2 cards.

1a Tyrion Lannister – exclusive to album
4a Daenerys Targaryen – exclusive to Rittenhouse Rewards program

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Autographs

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Autographs Checklists

Autograph Relics Checklist

1 card.

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo – Dothraki Leather

Dual Autographs Checklist

9 cards.

Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon/Sean Bean as Ned Stark
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly/Hannah Murray as Gilly
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister/Jerome Flynn as Bronn
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister/Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister/Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
Kit Harington as Jon Snow/Rose Leslie as Ygritte
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton/Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton/Elizabeth Webster as Walda Bolton
Kristian Nairn as Hodor/Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark

Gold Autographs Checklist

29 cards.

Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon – Extremely Limited
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy – Very Limited
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm – Limited
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell – Very Limited
Sean Bean as Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark – Extremely Limited
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly – Very Limited
Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister – Very Limited
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell – Very Limited
Jerome Flynn as Bronn – Very Limited
Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger – Limited
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont – Very Limited
Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle – Limited
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark – Very Limited
Conleth Hill as Lord Varys – Extremely Limited
Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell – Limited
Sibel Kekilli as Shae – Limited
Anton Lesser as Qyburn – Very Limited
Faye Marsay as Waif – Very Limited
Ian McEIhinney as Ser Barristan Selmy – Very Limited
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton – Extremely Limited
Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark – Very Limited
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne – Limited
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton – Very Limited
Clive Russell as Ser Brynden Tully – Very Limited
Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister – Limited
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark – Extremely Limited
Carice van Houten as Melisandre – Very Limited
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand – Very Limited
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – Very Limited

Valyrian Autographs Checklist

35 cards.

Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon – Extremely Limited
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy – Very Limited
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm – Limited
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell – Very Limited
Sean Bean as Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark – Extremely Limited
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly – Very Limited
Richard Brake as Night King (Season 4/5) – Limited
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister – Extremely Limited
Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister – Limited
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – Extremely Limited
Jerome Flynn as Bronn – Very Limited
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont – Limited
Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle – Limited
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister – Very Limited
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark – Very Limited
Conleth Hill as Lord Varys – Extremely Limited
Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis – Very Limited
Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell – Very Limited
Sibel Kekilli as Shae – Limited
Rose Leslie as Ygritte – Very Limited
Anton Lesser as Qyburn – Very Limited
Faye Marsay as Waif – Very Limited
Ian McEIhinney as Ser Barristan Selmy – Very Limited
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton – Extremely Limited
Hannah Murray as Gilly – Limited
Kristian Nairn as Hodor – Very Limited
Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark – Limited
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne – Limited
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton – Limited
Clive Russell as Ser Brynden Tully – Very Limited
Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister – Limited
Owen Teale as Ser Alliser Thorne – Limited
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand – Limited
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – Very Limited
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar – Very Limited

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Memorabilia

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Memorabilia Cards Checklists

Relic Cards Checklist

8 cards.

TR1 Stark/Baratheon/Lannister Triple Banner
VP1 Dothraki Shirt
VP2 Dothraki Blanket
VR1 Daenerys Targaryan Pants
VR2 Daenerys Targaryan Die-Cut Blue Dress
VR3 Daenerys Targaryan Cape
VR4 Daenerys Targaryan White Dress
VR5 Tywin Lannister Jacket

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Inserts

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Inserts Checklists

3-D Lenticular Checklist

18 cards.

L01 Daenerys’ Gift
L02 Ward or Hostage
L03 Prisoner of the Sky Cells
L04 Born from the Ashes
L05 Tywin arrives at Harrenhal
L06 Master Sword Fighters
L07 Dangerous Flirtation
L08 Melisandre’s Mission
L09 Catelyn Stark Returns to Riverrun
L10 Robb and Talisa Discuss Battle Plans
L11 A Test of Loyalty
L12 A Grim Wedding
L13 Drogon’s Warning
L14 Arya Practices Water Dancing
L15 Tryion’s Revenge
L16 Encounter with the Night King
L17 Failed Power Play
L18 Rage Against the Boltons

ArtiFex Metal Cards Checklist

5 cards.

AF1 Tyrion Lannister
AF2 Arya Stark
AF3 Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
AF4 Jon Snow
AF5 Lord Eddard Stark

Laser Cut Cards Checklist

18 cards.

LC01 Tyrion Lannister
LC02 Daenerys Targaryen
LC03 Ser Jaime Lannister
LC04 Jon Snow
LC05 Sansa Stark
LC06 Lord Eddard Stark
LC07 Cersei Lannister
LC08 Lord Varys
LC09 Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
LC10 Brienne of Tarth
LC11 Bran Stark
LC12 Bronn
LC13 King Robert Baratheon
LC14 Night King
LC15 Khal Drogo
LC16 Arya Stark
LC17 Ygritte
LC18 Tywin Lannister

Pin/Coin Cards Checklist

3 cards.

H8 Hand of the Queen Pin
H9 Night King Pin
H10 Faceless Man Coin

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Sketch Cards

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Sketch Cards Checklists

Character Sketch Cards Checklist

5 characters.

Tyrion Lannister
Arya Stark
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Jon Snow
Lord Eddard Stark

Scenic Sketch Cards Checklist

20 artists.

Kristin Allen
Dan Bergen
Francios Chartier
Adam Cleveland
Roy Cover
David Debois
Jim Faustino
Mick and Matt Glebe
Dan Gorman
Charles Hall
Mike James
Achilleas Kokkinakis
Rich Kunz
Lee Lightfoot
Tirso Llaneta
Jeff Malinson
Warren Martineck
Chris Meeks
Danny Silva
Brad Utterstrom

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

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2 comments

  1. Richard 25 July, 2017 at 16:07

    That’s going to be one damn expensive base set to assemble. The auto list is good and should make a number of popular sigs more readily available, assuming the price of the packs is not too nuts.

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