Winter may be coming in a metaphorical sense for Game of Thrones as it’s set to wrap up its run in the months ahead. But the trading cards keep on coming. 2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 maintains much the same sensibilities as the seasonal sets that came before it.
That means a deep character focus and a large roster of autograph signers, many of whom haven’t signed for the show before.
A total of 81 cards make up the 2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 base set. Although every episode is covered, characters also make their presence known. More than 50 cards on the checklist focus on the people that make the show so rich.
This approach has been a cornerstone for Rittenhouse since they started with the license.
Parallels come in a couple of forms. Basic parallels land 1:3 packs. If past sets are any indication, these are done with foil stock. Gold parallels are much tougher, falling one per box.
As usual for the line, the 2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 autographs checklist is a deep one. It doesn’t limit itself to one season. Rather, it spans the entire series thus far.
Top stars signing for the set include Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). According to Rittenhouse, more than 20 actors are signing Game of Thrones cards for the first time with this release.
2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 has several insert sets to go with the autographs.
A few of these inserts are returning from previous sets. These kick off with Quotable Game of Thrones (nine cards, 1:12 packs). Relationships (1:24 packs) has ten new cards exploring the complex interactions between characters. These also have Gold parallels that are 1:144 packs. The art-based Beautiful Death cards are back as well. These seven cards are a little tougher at 1:42 packs (1:288 for Gold versions), so they’re not guaranteed in every box.
2017’s Valyrian Steel set gets a handful of expansion inserts. Printed on metal, these land 1:96 packs for the base versions and 1:288 for Gold.
Winter Is Here (12 cards, 1:144 packs) recreate a series promotional posters in trading card form.
Relic and sketch cards are also randomly inserted in 2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 packs. The checklist includes the first dual relic with Daenerys Targaryen.
2018 Rittenhouse Games of Thrones Season 7 Incentive Cards
Like the vast majority of their products, there are a few incentive cards for those ordering multiple cases. The six-case card is an exclusive Gold Signature Series card of Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark).
Those buying nine cases get a dual autograph featuring Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys).
Finally, there’s a special Archive Box for the 18-case incentive. Among the contents is a set of four matching Printing Plates from one of the base cards. Archive Boxes also have three Valyrian Steel Gold variations of Jon Snow, Cersi and Arya.
Sold on its own, a binder comes with an exclusive promo card.
2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 81 cards
Release date: May 9, 2018
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs – 2
• Quotable Game of Thrones Inserts – 2
• Relationships Inserts – 1
• Gold Parallels – 1
• Additional Parallels – 8
2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 Checklist
2018 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 7 Autographs Checklist
Here’s a list of confirmed signers so far. It is expected that the final checklist will have more. The list is subject to change.
Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy
Jim Broadbent as Archmaester Ebrose
Rob Callender as Clarenzo
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Brendan Cowell as Harrag
Sebastian Croft as Young Ned Stark
Joe Dempsie as Gendry
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion
Michael Feast as Aeron Greyjoy
Aisling Franciosi as Lyanna Stark
Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris
Ian Gelder as Ser Kevan Lannister
Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish
Lucy Hayes as Lady Kitty Frey
Tom Hopper as Dickon Tarly
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr
Danny Kirrane as Henk
Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane
Tim McInnerny as Robett Glover
Staz Nair as Qhono
Joseph Quinn as Koner
Bella Ramsey as Lady Lyanna Mormont
Wilf Scolding as Rhaegar Targaryen
Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark