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1992 Orbis Publishing Ltd. Swap It! Dinosaurs! Cards - Series 1
 
Regular Card
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection
Related Dinosaurs! Information Books & Poster Books
Source: Auction Website
Unopened Insert Card Pack
Source: Auction Website
Game Rules (reverse of Card Pack)
Source: Auction Website

     
Set ID:117
Issuer:Orbis Publishing Ltd.
Year:1992
Country:Italy
Product Category:Cards
Product Function:Collector Issues
Topic:Extinct Life
Size (Inches):96 @ 4-3/16" x 2-1/2"
Qty. Album Pages:N/A
 
Qty. Master Set *:96
Qty. Base Items **:96
Qty. Filler Items ***:0
Qty. Variations ****:0
Qty. Item In Scope #:96
Qty. Item Out Scope ##:0
Qty. Item TBD Scope ###:0
      * Master Set (i.e., all items including fillers & variations)
    ** Basic Advertised Set
  *** Filler Items (e.g., checklists, title cards, ad. cards)
**** Variations (e.g., different numbering, text, design)
    # Items directly related to extinct life
  ## Items that are not directly related to extinct life
### Items I have not seen so I do not know if they are relevant
 
One of the best sets I have found (if you ignore the distracting "Swap It!" logo featured on the fronts of the cards). The artwork is fantastic and there is a very large and interesting selection of dinosaurs. This set carries the title "Series 1" but to date I have not found any follow-on sets. The cards were issued in distinct subsets; #1-25 (Yellow Backs, "Two Legged Meat-eaters"), #26-48 (Green Backs, "Long-necked Plant-eaters"), #49-70 (Blue Backs, "Armored Plant-eaters"), #71-90 (Purple Backs, "Two Legged Plant-eaters"), and #91-96 (Red Backs, "Recent Discovery" Dinosaurs).

There are 10 "Super Dino" cards which have a gold foil triangle and Swap It! Logo indicating that the card is a Super Dino. You will see "SD" next to the Super Dinos in the check list. Also, the six Recent Discovery Dinosaur cards (#91-96), indicated with "RD" in the check list, have gold foil dinosaur pictures and a gold foil triangle indicating that the card is a Recent Discovery. These cards seem to have had very limited distribution and are tough to find. In August 2018, I aquired a pack of cards which contained all six of the Recent Discovery cards. The pack containing these cards is actually labeled "Recent Discovery".

 
sd = Super Dino (Gold Foil Indication; 10 extra points), rd = Recent Discovery (All Gold Foil Card)
 
Base Set Checklist
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39052 1AdasaurusAdasaurus
 
39041 1AlbertosaurusAlbertosaurus
 
39063 1AllosaurusAllosaurus
 
39074 1ArchaeopteryxArchaeopteryx
 
39085 1AvimimusAvimimus
 
39096 1BaryonyxBaryonyx
 
39107 1CeratosaurusCeratosaurus
 
39118 1CoelophysisCoelophysis
 
39129 1CoelurusCoelurus
 
391310 1CompsognathusCompsognathus
 
391411sd1DaspletosaurusDaspletosaurus
 
391512sd1DeinonychusDeinonychus
 
391613 1DilophosaurusDilophosaurus
 
391714 1GallimimusGallimimus
 
391815 1MegalosaurusMegalosaurus
 
391916 1OrnitholestesOrnitholestes
 
392017 1OviraptorOviraptor
 
392118 1Pheadrolosaurus  
392219 1PodokesaurusPodokesaurus
 
392320 1StruthiomimusStruthiomimus
 
392421 1Syntarsus  
392522 1TarbosaurusTarbosaurus
 
392623 1TroodonTroodon
 
392724sd1TyrannosaurusTyrannosaurus
 
392825 1VelociraptorVelociraptor
 
392926 1AegyptosaurusAegyptosaurus
 
393027 1AepisaurusAepisaurus
 
393128 1AgrosaurusAgrosaurus
 
393229 1AnchisaurusAnchisaurus
 
393330 1ApatosaurusApatosaurus
 
393431 1AustrosaurusAustrosaurus
 
393532 1BarapasaurusBarapasaurus
 
393633sd1BrachiosaurusBrachiosaurus
 
393734 1CamarasaurusCamarasaurus
 
393835 1CathetosaurusCathetosaurus
 
393936 1CetiosaurusCetiosaurus
 
394037 1ChinshakiangosaurusChinshakiangosaurus
 
394138 1ChubutisaurusChubutisaurus
 
394239 1DicraeosaurusDicraeosaurus
 
394340 1DiplodocusDiplodocus
 
394441sd1GiraffatitanGiraffatitan
 
394542 1MamenchisaurusMamenchisaurus
 
394643 1MassospondylusMassospondylus
 
394744 1OpisthocoelicaudiaOpisthocoelicaudia
 
394845 1PlateosaurusPlateosaurus
 
394946 1ShunosaurusShunosaurus
 
395047 1ThecodontosaurusThecodontosaurus
 
395148 1TitanosaurusTitanosaurus
 
395249 1AnchiceratopsAnchiceratops
 
395350sd1AnkylosaurusAnkylosaurus
 
395451 1ChasmosaurusChasmosaurus
 
395552 1EucentrosaurusEucentrosaurus
 
395653 1EuoplocephalusEuoplocephalus
 
395754 1HylaeosaurusHylaeosaurus
 
395855 1KentrosaurusKentrosaurus
 
395956 1NodosaurusNodosaurus
 
396057 1PachyrhinosaurusPachyrhinosaurus
 
396158 1PentaceratopsPentaceratops
 
396259 1PinacosaurusPinacosaurus
 
396360 1PolacanthusPolacanthus
 
396461 1ProceratosaurusProceratosaurus
 
396562 1PsittacosaurusPsittacosaurus
 
396663 1SaichaniaSaichania
 
396764 1ScelidosaurusScelidosaurus
 
396865 1StegosaurusStegosaurus
 
396966 1StyracosaurusStyracosaurus
 
397067sd1TorosaurusTorosaurus
 
397168sd1TriceratopsTriceratops
 
397269 1TuojiangosaurusTuojiangosaurus
 
397370 1WuerhosaurusWuerhosaurus
 
397471 1AnatosaurusAnatosaurus
 
397572 1BactrosaurusBactrosaurus
 
397673 1CamptosaurusCamptosaurus
 
397774 1CorythosaurusCorythosaurus
 
397875 1DryosaurusDryosaurus
 
397976 1EdmontosaurusEdmontosaurus
 
398077 1HadrosaurusHadrosaurus
 
398178 1HeterodontosaurusHeterodontosaurus
 
398279 1HypsilophodonHypsilophodon
 
398380sd1IguanodonIguanodon
 
398481 1KritosaurusKritosaurus
 
398582sd1LambeosaurusLambeosaurus
 
398683 1MaiasauraMaiasaura
 
398784 1MuttaburrasaurusMuttaburrasaurus
 
398885 1OuranosaurusOuranosaurus
 
398986 1ParasaurolophusParasaurolophus
 
399087 1SaurolophusSaurolophus
 
399188 1ShantungosaurusShantungosaurus
 
399289 1TenontosaurusTenontosaurus
 
399390 1TsintaosaurusTsintaosaurus
 
1265691rd1IngeniaIngenia
 
1265792rd1UtahraptorUtahraptor
 
1265893rd1ChassternbergiaChassternbergia
 
1265994rd1DamalasaurusDamalasaurus
 
1266095rd1SupersaurusSupersaurus
 
1266196rd1XuanhanosaurusXuanhanosaurus
 
 
 
 
 

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