Cards : 1994 Bagley

All of the art in this series is pencilled by Mark Bagley, who was an immensely popular Spider-Man artist at the time. Of course, in modern times, nothing has changed, he's still incredibly popular, thanks to his work on Ultimate Spider-Man!

These card are beautifully colored, and far more interesting than the sets that preceded them. The backs of the cards feature additional info, in different formats for each sub-set. Many of the cards combine in tiny sub-sets of nine to form a larger mosaic on the front, which looks fabulous in a 3x3 card folder.

For the first time, we see a full range of chase sets, including 12 fully transparent plastic cards, four terrific holograms, and the six gold cards. Even the regular card set is larger than ever before, with 150 cards instead of 90. This is a huge set, and it's several steps on from the various Spider-Man card sets which came before.

Summary

  • Year of Issue: 1994
  • Distributed By: Fleer Corp.
  • Title of Series: 1st Edition "The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • Number of Regular Cards: 150
  • Chase Set 1: 12 Suspended Animation Cards (Partially transparant plasticards)
  • Chase Set 2: 4 Holograms (Full Holograms)
  • Chase Set 3: 6 Gold Web (Gold Metallic, Jumbo Pack Inserts)
  • Chase Set 4: 6 Gold Web (Gold Metallic, Wal-Mart)
  • Extra Stuff: Heaps, see below.
  • Packet Cover: 8 Cards/Pack. Metallic gold, four styles (Spidey, Another Spidey, Carnage, Venom).
  • Boxed Sets: 36 packs/box. Red box (see picture).

Basic Cards

The basic cards are full glossy stock. The front has the art, naturally, full color with bleeding to the edges. Overlaid on the art is the logo for the set (left or right top corner). Down the bottom is the card title and the sub-set name.

Considerable effort has gone into the backs of the cards, with more graphics, laid out with additional text providing context and facts for the card, e.g. clarifications of powers, descriptions of key events, villain profiles, etc.

Here is the complete set of basic cards, 1-150. The start of each sub-set is indicated.

  1. Wall-Crawling (Powers)
  2. Web-Shooting
  3. Web-Slinging
  4. Spider-Tracer
  5. Spider-Agility
  6. Spider-Signal
  7. Spider-Strength
  8. Spider-Leap
  9. Spider-Sense
  1. Vulnerable To Sonics (Venom)
  2. Web-Shooting
  3. Spider-Agility
  4. Living Costume
  5. Disguise
  6. Fearsome
  7. Vulnerable To Fire
  8. Immune To Spider-Sense
  9. Super Strength
  1. The Black Costume (Strange Transformations)
  2. Captain Universe
  3. Spider-Lizard
  4. Man-Spider
  5. Extra Arms
  6. Spider-Clone
  7. Spider-Hulk
  8. Doppelganger
  9. Shrinking Spidey
  1. Tarantula (Enemies)
  2. Spider-Slayers
  3. Jackal
  4. Puma
  5. Spider-Man: Avenger Files
  6. Cardiac
  7. Chance
  8. Styx & Stone
  9. Tombstone
  1. Sandstorm
  2. Demogoblin
  3. Silvermane
  4. Hammerhead
  5. Spider-Man: Fantastic Four Files
  6. Man-Wolf
  7. Warrant
  8. Blood Rose
  9. Calypso
  1. Green Goblin
  2. Spider-Man: Goblin's Journal
  3. The Jury
  4. Carrion
  5. Vermin
  6. Shocker
  7. Kingpin
  8. Sin-Eater
  9. Rhino
  1. Beetle
  2. Solo
  3. Boomerang
  4. Hydro-Man
  5. Scorpion
  6. Speed Demon
  7. Kraven
  8. Spider-Man: Jameson Editorial
  9. Chameleon
  1. Doctor Octopus
  2. Vulture
  3. Carnage
  4. Venom
  5. Spider-Man: NYPD Files
  6. Electro
  7. Lizard
  8. Hobgoblin
  9. Mysterio
  1. Black Cat (Allies)
  2. Nightwatch
  3. Spider-Man: Peter's Notebook
  4. Sandman
  5. Molten Man
  6. Cloak & Dagger
  7. Silver Sable
  8. Prowler
  9. Annex
  1. & Wolverine (Team-Ups)
  2. & Daredevil
  3. & Punisher
  4. & Avengers
  5. & Green Goblin
  6. & Ghost Rider
  7. & The X-Men
  8. & Venom
  9. & Captain America
  1. & Doctor Strange
  2. & Silver Sable
  3. & Human Torch
  4. & Nova
  5. & New Warriors
  6. & Darkhawk
  7. vs. Venom (Battles)
  8. vs. Carnage
  9. vs. Hobgoblin
  1. vs. Green Goblin
  2. vs. Doctor Octopus
  3. vs. Lizard
  4. vs. Firelord
  5. vs. Silver Surfer
  6. vs. Tombstone
  7. vs. Rhino
  8. vs. Hulk
  9. vs. Electro
  1. vs. Kraven
  2. vs. Mysterio
  3. vs. Kingpin
  4. vs. Vulture
  5. vs. Doctor Doom
  6. vs. Puma
  7. vs. Black Cat
  8. vs. Juggernaut
  9. vs. Vermin
  1. vs. Scorpion
  2. vs. Red Skull
  3. vs. Sabertooth
  4. vs. Morbius
  5. Mary Jane (Friends)
  6. Flash Thompson
  7. J. Jonah Jameson
  8. Aunt May
  9. Joe "Robbie" Robertson
  1. Peter Parker
  2. The Spider's Bite (Origin)
  3. Powers For Profit!
  4. Not My Job!
  5. To Catch A Thief!
  6. A Graveside Vow!
  7. Maximum Carnage (Events)
  8. Round Robin
  9. Return of Sinister Six
  1. Revenge of Sinister Six
  2. The Child Within
  3. Spirits of Venom
  4. Fearful Symmetry
  5. Assassin Nation Plot
  6. Death of Gwen Stacy
  7. Wedding of Peter & MJ
  8. Invasion of Spider-Slayers
  9. Osborn Legacy
  1. Return of Peter's Parents
  2. Black Costume Saga
  3. Return of the Burglar
  4. Funeral Arrangements
  5. Eye of the Puma
  6. Checklist
   

Chase Cards

The first chase set is the 12-card "Suspended Animation" subset. This features transparant plastic cards.
  1. Spider-Man
  2. Mary Jane
  3. Chameleon
  4. Venom
  5. Carnage
  6. Hob-Goblin
  7. Spider-Man
  8. Vulture
  9. Doctor Octopus
  10. Spider-Man
  11. Black Cat
  12. Lizard
Here are the four holograms. These look even better in real life.
  1. Carnage
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Venom
  4. Spider-Man
  1. Venom
  2. Mary Jane
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Chameleon
  5. Hobgoblin
  6. Carnage
The first Gold Web set wasn't included in the standard hobby packs. It was available only in "Jumbo" packs. I don't have an image of the Jumbo pack, but we'll try and track one down.

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Lizard
  3. Black Cat
  4. Vulture
  5. Doctor Octopus
  6. Spider-Man
To make life confusing, there was another set of six Gold Webs distributed exclusively by Wal-Mart. These are also numbered 1-6, leading to some confusion with Spider-Man being #3 in the first set and #1 and #6 in the second set. We'll try and find more info about how the Wal-Mart promo was packaged.

Extra Stuff

You want extra stuff? Well, you're in luck! I have a couple of these bits and pieces, but not enough to justify scanning them in.

Firstly there's a 6" x 10" MasterPrint Set (Case Insert), which apparantly consisted of:

  • Allies
  • Enemies I
  • Enemies II
  • Enemies III
  • Enemies IV
  • Enemies V
  • Powers
  • Strangest Transformations
  • Venom
  • (mini-poster)
Then there's two more masterprints from publications. I have the Wizard MasterPrint, but not the other yet.
  • Spider-Man vs. Wolverine (Masterprint, 6" x 10"; Collector's Sportlook)
  • Spider-Man vs. Venom (Masterprint, 6" x 10"; Wizard)
Then there were some inserts into comic books. I have a few of these, but I haven't gone searching for them to scan them yet:
  • Super-Strength / Immune To Spider Sense / Vulnerable to Fire (3-card panel, 7-1/2" x 3-1/2" perforated; comic insert)
  • Kraven / Spider-Man / Chameleon, (3-card panel, 7-1/2" x 3-1/2" perforated; comic insert)
  • Spider-Strength / Spider-Leap / SpiderSense, (3-card panel, 7-1/2" x 3-1/2" perforated; comic insert)
  • Venom / Spider-Man / Lizard / Hobgoblin (4-card panel, 5" x 7-3/4"; collector magazines)
  • Doc Octopus / Vulture / Venom / Spider-Man (4-card panel, part of 8-card panel also featuring '94 X-Men Ultra, full panel 2-5/8" x 7" perforated)
Then there were some nine-card promo pages, some perforated, some not. I'm not exactly sure which one is shown in the scan, I think it's the non-perforated and unbranded variant.

  • Doc Octopus / Vulture / Carnage / Venom / Spider-Man / Electro / Lizard / Hobgoblin / Mysterio (9-card panel, 7-1/8" x 10-3/4", perforated edge)
  • (9-card panel, same as above, no perforation on edge)
  • (9-card panel, same as above, marked "Triton" on back; Triton insert)
  • (9-card panel, same as above, marked "Comic Book Collector")
  • (9-card panel, same as above, marked "HWDC")
Then a couple of dealer promo items:
  • Face Front In '94 (Oversized 6-1/2" x 9-1/8", gold foil lettering; dealer promo)
  • Cello 3-packs of cards from regular set (dealer handout)
Note that Bagley pencilled a Promo Set in 1992, under the Impel label. I believe that some collectors refer to that set as a promo for this 1994 set, but personally I think that's a bit of a stretch - they're very different.

I'm not going to go collecting all these promo sheets. I have my limits. But if you own some of these and would like to scan them in for the page, then just drop me (The Editor) an email using the link on the side of the page.

Packaging

Here's the three regular packs, and a box. 8 cards in a pack, 36 packs in a box.

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