2020 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 8 trading cards bring the final season of the epic season to the hobby. And while there are some familiar elements, Rittenhouse is adding a new layer to the autographs. Inscriptions are part of the mix this time around and in a big way. Of the two autographs in each Season 8 box, one comes with an additional note or quote to go with the signature.
2020 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 8 Base Set Basics
Sticking with the theme of past seasonal Game of Thrones releases from Rittenhouse, characters are the focal point of the base set. More than 40 people are profiled. Episode recaps help round out the checklist.
With 60 cards, it’s down from Season 7’s 81 and the 100 cards in the Season 6 set. But there are also fewer episodes to draw from this time around as well.
The base set has a pair of parallels. The first sees cards landing 1:3 packs. Gold parallels, at 1:24 packs, average one per box.
2020 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 8 signers come from throughout the series. Inscriptions help put an elevated spin for those who may have signed in the past. The variety of notations also create numerous variations to chase, for those who might want to go deep with a particular character or actor.
Actors with Inscription Autographs include Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Sean Bean (Ned Stark), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (The Hound), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and more.
Dual Autographs are also available. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Rory McCann (The Hound), and Sean Bean (Ned Stark) and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) are among the combinations.
According to Rittenhouse, there will also be ten signers with their first Game of Thrones autograph cards.
The checklist has several additional insert sets and chase cards that range from somewhat common to extremely tough.
Relic Cards feature costume pieces from Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister.
Original art is available on both Character and Scenic Sketch Cards. Throughout Rittenhouse’s run with the line, these have ranked among some of the most coveted Game of Thrones trading cards.
Quotable Game of Thrones (nine cards, 1:12 packs), Relationships (18 cards, 1:24 packs) and Beautiful Death (six cards, 1:72 packs) are all carryover insert sets, adding a further culmination aspect that goes beyond just this release. Additional Gold parallels are available for Relationships (1:144) and Beautiful Death (1:288).
Tough insert sets include Game of Thrones Acetate (20 cards, 1:96), For the Throne Posters (11 cards, 1:144), and Map Markers and Dragonstone Markers (11 cards, 1:144).
An album is available separately with each one coming with an exclusive promo card.
Standard for Rittenhouse, there are some exclusive incentives for those ordering multiple cases. A DaenerysDual Relic is the six-case card.
Those purchasing nine cases receive a Dual Autograph of Maisie Williams (Arya) and Joe Dempsie (Gendry).
Finally, there’s a special Archive Box that’s the 18-case incentive. Exact contents haven’t been announced, but there will be cards in it that aren’t in regular packs.
2020 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 8 trading cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 20
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 60 cards
Release date: March 11, 2020
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Inscription Autographs – 1
- Additional Autographs – 1
- Quotable – 2
- Relationships – 1
- Parallels – 8
- Gold Parallels – 1
2020 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 8 Autographs Checklist
The following is a tentative list of confirmed signers. It is expected to grow and is subject to change.
Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Ned Stark
Richard Brake as The Night King
Nikolaj Coster Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
Jerome Flynn as Bronn
Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell
Sibel Kekkili as Shae
Rose Leslie as Ygritte
Rory McCann as The Hound
Kristian Nairn as Hodor
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar
Miltos Yerolemou as Syrio Forel
Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy and Marc Rissman as Captain Harry Strickland
Sean Bean as Ned Stark and Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont and Bella Ramsey as Lady Lyanna Mormont
Rory McCann as The Hound and Hafpor Julius Bjornsson as The Mountain
Rory McCann as The Hound and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and David Bradley as Walder Frey
Maisie Williams (Arya) and Joe Dempsie (Gendry) – 9-case incentive
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar and Faye Marsay as The Waif