One of my favourite animes/mangas is Dragon Ball.
It was a historical moment in Portugal.
Everyone would stop what they were doing, from students to workers, to see what was up with the Son Goku and friends.
It was a mark in history because it was with Dragon Ball that the merchandising related to some 'cartoon' surpassed the barriers and we got a lot of different kind of merchandising.
There were t-shirts, toys, posters, etc etc etc...and cards.
Panini had some cards from the many sagas presented in the manga/anime.
Here are a couple of packs of them.
And here an example of one of the series cards.
It's hard to find examples on the web.
I'll go and have some work getting pictures from my album.
Well...I don't have the exact album of them. There were an album for each serie.
I don't have of them because I have them all in binders in a huge dossier.
But this Panini cards were not the jewel of the crown to me.
They had anime/OVAs pictures and some description on the back.
It was ok. But the design and *feeling* (card material) to it was truly amateur.
But I collected others. They were pricier than this Paninni ones. Like Panini use to sell the packs around 1€ and these ones I'm talking about were around 2€.
At the time I was a mere student so I had little money.
But ohhhh they were worth it so much!
I could only find an example of them in the web.
Can anyone help me find which collection is this?
They are awesome!
A couple of years ago I tried buying some trading game cards.
They sure are pretty cool too!
But the prob with the trading game cards is there is less space for the picture.
I like the collecting kind over the gaming style.
I'll be gathering info about my Dragon Ball cards just like I do with my Baseball collection.
Dragon Ball deserve it.