2002 Topps Spider-Man Movie

In 2002, Topps proudly announced "The Wait Is Finally Over". Not only did fans finally receive (after forty years) a real, genuine Spider-Man theatrical release, but also after four years we received another full-sized Spider-Man trading card set. Actually, we received two of them, see also 2002 Artbox Spider-Man FilmCardz. But that's a separate story.

This movie tie-in set from Topps was the first real Spider-Man card set since 1997 Fleer Ultra Spider-Man, and it was suitably substantial. It featured 100 base cards (99 + checklist) each with high-resolution, high-gloss movie stills. The first 81 of those cards stepped detail-by-detail through the movie plot, with Peter Parker's comments on the back of each card. There was a 9-card "behind the scenes" subset, and a fun little 9-card "Parker's Pix" subset featuring Spidey self-taken Daily Bugle pictures with suitably erratic framing and composition.

There were also four chase sets as follows:

  • 5 Web Tech Foil Cards: These have shiny foil backgrounds, with glitter glued to the webbing.
  • 5 Hologram Cards: Only the background webbing is hologram, foreground is a flat image.
  • 5 Clear Cards: Images on transparent plastic.
  • 10 Glow-In-The-Dark Stickers: The webbing, and Spider-Man's outline are glow-in-the-dark.

Note: The Hologram cards are impossible to scan or photograph. The background is actually silver, not black as my scanner would try and have you believe. Packs were 7 cards per pack in two different styles (Spider-Man, and Green Goblin). Box design is blue/black, with 24 packs per box.

The photo stills are wonderful, and the image reproduction quality on the glossy card is superb. However, the chase card sets are deadly dull, and come across as "gimmicky" rather than impressive.

  #1 A Movie at Last!
  #2 Peter Parker
  #3 Spider-Man
  #4 Mary Jane Watson
  #5 Aunt May
  #6 Uncle Ben
  #7 Harry Osborn
  #8 Norman Osborn
  #9 The Green Goblin
  #10 J. Jonah Jameson
  #11 The Bugle Staff
  #12 Flash Thompson
  #13 The Birth of Spider-Man
  #14 How Great is MJ?
  #15 Along Came an Arachnid
  #16 Norman's Grand Plans
  #17 Secrets of OsCorp
  #18 Safe at Home?
  #19 New and Improved
  #20 Fabulous Flight
  #21 Smooth Move
  #22 Flooring Flash at Last
  #23 Swinging Workout
  #24 The Girl Next Door
  #25 A Worldwide Web
  #26 OsCorp After Hours
  #27 Osborn's Gamble
  #28 Rude Awakening
  #29 Uncle Ben's Final Words
  #30 And In This Corner
  #31 New Wrestling Sensation
  #32 Spider-Guy Triumphant
  #33 The Man That Got Away
  #34 The Death of Uncle Ben
  #35 After the Carjacker
  #36 Fate of a Felon
  #37 Graduation Day
  #38 Born to be a Hero!
  #39 Swinging Into Action
  #40 Spidey and the City
  #41 All in a Night's Work
  #42 The Big Apple's New Guardian
  #43 Chelsea Street Blues
  #44 Exclusive Photos, Anyone?
  #45 Norman Gets Canned
  #46 The World Unity Festival
  #47 The Girl of my Best Friend
  #48 Enter... The Green Goblin
  #49 Irradiated to Death
  #50 The Devil at Four O'Clock
  #51 NY's Finest to the Rescue
  #52 Crashing the Party
  #53 Taking on the Goblin
  #54 Midtown Slugfest
  #55 Greatest Threat
  #56 Glider-Driven Fury
  #57 MJ Survives the Assault
  #58 The Two Norman Osborns
  #59 The Daily Bugle Besieged
  #60 Come Out to Play, Gobby!
  #61 The Goblin's Dark Offer
  #62 Spidey to the Rescue
  #63 Kiss of the Spider-Man
  #64 The Burning Building
  #65 A New Spidey Fan!
  #66 Another Rescue in Order
  #67 Unhappy Thanksgiving
  #68 Blood Relative
  #69 The Attack on Aunt May
  #70 The Truth Revealed
  #71 Come Out to Play
  #72 A Bridge Too Near
  #73 All Fall Down
  #74 I Got You Babe
  #75 Fury Of The Goblin
  #76 Twisted Adversary
  #77 Death of a Webhead?
  #78 Turning The Tables
  #79 Death of the Goblin
  #80 Remembering Loved Ones
  #81 Spider-Man Forever
  #82 From Comics to Screen
Behind the Scenes
  #83 Directing a Super-Hero
Behind the Scenes
  #84 When Evil Meets Good
Behind the Scenes
  #85 Inside Osborn's Psyche
Behind the Scenes
  #86 Eight-Legged Movie Stars
Behind the Scenes
  #87 He's Spider-Man
Behind the Scenes
  #88 MJ in a Jam... Again
Behind the Scenes
  #89 A Moviemaking Challenge
Behind the Scenes
  #90 Making Metropolitan Mayhem
Behind the Scenes
  #91 Parker Pix #1
Parker Pix
  #92 Parker Pix #2
Parker Pix
  #93 Parker Pix #3
Parker Pix
  #94 Parker Pix #4
Parker Pix
  #95 Parker Pix #5
Parker Pix
  #96 Parker Pix #6
Parker Pix
  #97 Parker Pix #7
Parker Pix
  #98 Parker Pix #8
Parker Pix
  #99 Parker Pix #9
Parker Pix
  #100 Checklist
  F1 Spider-Man
Web-Tech Foil
  F2 Spider-Man
Web-Tech Foil
  F3 Spider-Man
Web-Tech Foil
  F4 Spider-Man
Web-Tech Foil
  F5 Green Goblin
Web-Tech Foil
  H1 Spider-Man
Hologram
  H2 Spider-Man
Hologram
  H3 Spider-Man
Hologram
  H4 Spider-Man
Hologram
  H5 Spider-Man
Hologram
  C1 Spider-Man
Clear Card
  C2 Spider-Man
Clear Card
  C3 Spider-Man
Clear Card
  C4 Green Goblin
Clear Card
  C5 Green Goblin
Clear Card
  S1
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S2
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S3
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S4
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S5
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S6 Green Goblin
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S7 Green Goblin
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S8 Green Goblin & Spider-Man
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S9 Green Goblin
Glow-In-Dark Sticker
  S10 Green Goblin
Glow-In-Dark Sticker