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This is a 'Rogue Issue'1991 The Source Group Monster In My Pocket Card Series (K-Mart & Pre-Production)This is a 'Rogue Issue'

Set ID:160
Issuer:The Source Group
Country:United States
Product Category:Cards
Product Function:Collector Issues
Topic:Extinct Life
Size (Inches):48 @ 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Qty. Album Pages:N/A
Qty. Master Set *:48
Qty. Base Items **:48
Qty. Filler Items ***:0
Qty. Variations ****:0
Qty. Item In Scope #:48
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
These cards were issued as a promotional item at local K-Mart stores and were also distributed as "preview" cards before the regular set went into production. These cards can be differentiated from the "production" cards as these cards are numbered whereas the production cards are not.

These cards (and the production cards) were produced by The Source Group through an exclusive licensing agreement with the Morrison Entertainment Group and are based on Matchbook Toys "Monster In My Pocket" (MIMP) miniature "Limited Edition" collectible toys which were released in February 1991. Each toy was assigned a point value based on their respective strengths and weaknesses. The more powerful the creature, the harder it was to obtain (e.g., production varied based on the point values, lower point toys were produced in greater quantities than high point toys).

The fronts of these cards feature drawings of the 48 Matchbook Toys MIMP miniatures and the backs feature write-ups, card numbers, and the same strengths and weaknesses point ratings however, unlike the toys, all of the cards, no matter what point rating, seems to have been printed in the same quantities thus there are no known "scarce" cards.

Thank you to the individual(s) listed below and/or to the owner(s) of the resource(s) listed below for contributing information, checklist data, and/or image(s) included on this page.
Jeff Allender's House of Checklists (www.nslists.com)
Base Set Checklist
Click Imageto Zoom DB IDNumberNotesQtyCaption/DescriptionSubjectFantasy LifeIn ScopeDF Collection
1859-- 1Great Beast  
1860-- 1Hydra  
1861-- 1Werewolf  
1862-- 1Behemoth  
1863-- 1Griffin  
1864-- 1Tyrannosaurus RexTyrannosaurus
1865-- 1Cockatrice  
1866-- 1Cyclops  
1867-- 1Tengu  
1868-- 1Triton  
1869-- 1Kraken  
1870-- 1Jotun Troll  
1871-- 1The Monster  
1872-- 1Manticore  
1873-- 1Karnak  
1874-- 1Coatlicue  
1875-- 1Bigfoot  
1876-- 1Baba Yaga  
1877-- 1Kali  
1878-- 1Catoblepas  
1879-- 1Harpy  
1880-- 1Haniver  
1881-- 1Hobgoblin  
1882-- 1Windigo  
1883-- 1Redcap  
1884-- 1Medusa  
1885-- 1Goblin  
1886-- 1Cerberus  
1887-- 1Zombie  
1888-- 1Chimera  
1889-- 1Ghost  
1890-- 1Ogre  
1891-- 1Vampire  
1892-- 1Roc  
1893-- 1Gremlin  
1894-- 1Vampiress  
1895-- 1Ghoul  
1896-- 1The Phantom  
1897-- 1Mad Scientist  
1898-- 1Winged Panther  
1899-- 1Mummy  
1900-- 1Charon  
1901-- 1The Beast  
1902-- 1Witch  
1903-- 1Spring-Heeled Jack  
1904-- 1Invisible Man  
1905-- 1Skeleton  
1906-- 1Hunchback  

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