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This is a work in progress. I still want to add descriptions for all of the cards and maybe add pictures later on. Let me know if I'm missing anything.

 

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Trading Cards

(1992-1995)

Super Power Club Cards (170 Cards + 6 Variants)

(Variants of card #44, #95, #114, #132, #136, and #153)

# 1    Kirby's Dream Land
# 2    Metroid II: The Return of Samus
# 3    Tetris
# 4    Yoshi
# 5    Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters
# 6    Super Mario Brothers 3
# 7    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
# 8    Super Play Action Football
# 9    Actraiser
# 10    Dragon Warrior III
# 11    Faceball 2000
# 12    Adventures of Lolo III
# 13    Lemmings
# 14    Gargoyle's Quest
# 15    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
# 16    U.N. Squadron
# 17    Bionic Commando
# 18    Wizards and Warriors X: Fortress of Fear
# 19    Double Dragon III
# 20    Super Smash TV
# 21    Battletoads
# 22    Felix the Cat
# 23    Final Fight
# 24    Adventure Island
# 25    Dr. Mario
# 26    Kickle Cubicle
# 27    Metalstorm
# 28    Punch-Out!!
# 29    Wings 2
# 30    F-Zero
# 31    Dinocity
# 32    Super R-Type
# 33    Prince of Persia
# 34    Pac-Man
# 35    R.C. Pro-Am
# 36    Super Mario Brothers 3
# 37    Gargoyle's Quest II
# 38    Batman
# 39    Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
# 40    NCAA Basketball
# 41    Battle Clash
# 42    Super Mario Kart
# 43    Dr. Franken
# 44    Spy vs Spy Operation: Booby Trap (Different Titles)

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# 44    Spy vs Spy (Different Titles)

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# 45    Centipede
# 46    Solar Jetman
# 47    Soul Blazer
# 48    Super Spy Hunter
# 49    Desert Strike
# 50    Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World
# 51    Road Runner's Death Valley Rally
# 52    Asteroids
# 53    Conquest of the Crystal Palace
# 54    Gauntlet II
# 55    Black Bass
# 56    Kingdom Crusade
# 57    Wing Commander
# 58    Bart vs the Space Mutants
# 59    Street Fighter 2
# 60    Mega Man 4
# 61    Busby: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
# 62    Super Batter Up
# 63    Marble Madness
# 64    Maniac Mansion
# 65    Out of this World
# 66    Hunt for Red October
# 67    Final Fantasy Adventure
# 68    StarFox
# 69    Ninja Gaiden III
# 70    Tom and Jerry
# 71    Super Off Road
# 72    Tecmo Super Bowl
# 73    Top Gear 2
# 74    Clay Fighters
# 75    Kirby's Adventure
# 76    Final Fantasy Legend III
# 77    Shadowrun
# 78    SimCity
# 79    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
# 80    Golf
# 81    Super Mario All-Stars
# 82    Vegas Stakes
# 83    Wordtris
# 84    Yoshi's Cookie
# 85    The Legend of Zelda
# 86    NES Open Tournament Golf
# 87    Terminator 2: The Arcade Game
# 88    Top Rank Tennis
# 89    Yoshi's Cookie
# 90    Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
# 91    Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team
# 92    The Lost Vikings
# 93    Star Trek: The Next Generation
# 94    Mortal Kombat
# 95    Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Different Reverse Bottom Credits)(1993 Konami)

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# 95    Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Different Reverse Bottom Credits)(Zombies Ate My Neighbors)

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# 96    Raging Fighter
# 97    King of the Ring
# 98    7th Saga
# 99    Jurassic Park
# 100    Secret of Mana
# 101    Nigel Mansell's World Championship
# 102    Street Fighter 2 Turbo
# 103    Wicked 18
# 104    Tetris 2
# 105    Rock N' Roll Racing
# 106    NHL Stanley Cup
# 107    Actraiser 2
# 108    Disney's Duck Tales 2
# 109    Mighty Final Fight
# 110    Claymates
# 111    Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
# 112    Kirby's Pinball Land
# 113    Aero the Acro-Bat
# 114    Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (Different Margins on Title)(Indented on the Top)

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# 114    Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (Different Margins on Title)(Even)

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# 115    Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II
# 116    Lester the Unlikely
# 117    Mega Man X
# 118    Turn & Burn: No Fly Zone
# 119    Darkwing Duck
# 120    Mega Man 4
# 121    Super Metroid
# 122    X-Kaliber 2097
# 123    Mega Man 6
# 124    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
# 125    F1 Pole Position
# 126    Stunt Race FX
# 127    Bonk's Adventure
# 128    Super Bases Loaded 2
# 129    Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
# 130    Black Bass Lure Fishing
# 131    The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang
# 132    Monster Max (Blue Monster Small Title)

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# 132    Monster Max (Red Monster Large Title)

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# 133    Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
# 134    Donkey Kong
# 135    Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
# 136    Walt Disney's The Jungle Book (Difference in Title)

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# 136    Disney's The Jungle Book (Difference in Title)

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# 137    Champions World Class Soccer
# 138    Super Battletank
# 139    Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme Skiing & Snowboarding
# 140    Bugs Bunny's Rabbit Rampage
# 141    C2 Judgment Clay: Clay Fighter 2
# 142    Breakthru!
# 143    Final Fantasy III
# 144    Donkey Kong Country
# 145    Daffy Duck
# 146    Star Trek: The Next Generation
# 147    Kirby's Adventure
# 148    Blackthorne
# 149    The Death and Return of Superman
# 150    The Legend of Zelda
# 151    Prehistorik Man
# 152    Super Bomberman 2
# 153    Breath of Fire (Different Reverse Bottom Credits)(Square Soft)

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# 153    Breath of Fire (Different Reverse Bottom Credits)(1993 Capcom Co, Ltd.)

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# 154    Contra 3: The Alien Wars
# 155    Tazmania in Christmas Island Capers
# 156    Super Punch-Out!!
# 157    Wild Snake
# 158    Space Invaders
# 159    Firstriker
# 160    Illusion of Gaia
# 161    Yoshi
# 162    John Madden Football
# 163    Mortal Kombat II
# 164    Wario's Woods
# 165    Dragon View
# 166    Walt Disney's The Jungle Book
# 167    Earthworm Jim
# 168    Stop That Roach
# 169    The Lion King
# 170    Tin Star

There is a set of 50 Premium Cards with Gold Embossing that were sold through Nintendo Power. Has "Collector's Edition" on top. (50 Card from #1-71)

Example:

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
#11
#12
#14
#15
#16
#17
#21
#23
#24
#25
#26
#27
#28
#29
#30
#32
#34
#35
#36
#37
#39
#41
#42
#43
#45
#46
#47
#48
#50
#52
#53
#55
#56
#60
#61
#62
#65
#67
#68
#71


Donkey Kong Country (8)    
# 1    Master Necky
# 2    Very Gnawty
# 3    Bumble B Rumble
# 4    Klump
# 5    King K Rool
# 6    Krusha
# 7    Manky Kong
# 8    RockKrocs

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (8)    
# 1    Kruncha
# 2    Kaboom
# 3    Donkey Kong
# 4    Rambi
# 5    Klinger
# 6    Dixie
# 7    Diddy
# 8    Swanky

Mario Kart 64 (8)    
# 1    Bowser
# 2    DK
# 3    Luigi
# 4    Mario 
# 5    Peach
# 6    Toad
# 7    Wario
# 8    Yoshi

Mega Man X2 (8)    
# 1    Wire Sponge
# 2    Overdrive Ostrich
# 3    Wheel Gator
# 4    Bubble Crab
# 5    Flame Stag
# 6    Morph Moth
# 7    Magna Centipede
# 8    Crystal Snail

Mortal Kombat 3 (8)    
# 1    Cyrax
# 2    Jax
# 3    Kabal
# 4    Night Wolf
# 5    Sheeva
# 6    Sindel
# 7    Stryker
# 8    Sub-Zero

Star Fox 64 (8)    
# 1    Fox McCloud
# 2    Arwing
# 3    Falco Lombardi
# 4    Landmaster
# 5    Peppy Hare
# 6    Blue Marine
# 7    Slippy Toad
# 8    Great Fox

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (8)    
# 1    Sakura
# 2    Gen
# 3    Rolento
# 4    Dan
# 5    Chun Li
# 6    Ryu
# 7    Ken
# 8    Sagat

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (8)    
# 1    Booster
# 2    Bowser
# 3    Frogfucius
# 4    Geno
# 5    Jonathan Jones
# 6    Mallow
# 7    Mario
# 8    Princess Toadstool  

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (8)    
# 1    Bashful Burt
# 2    Bigger Boo
# 3    The Potted Ghost
# 4    Naval Piranha
# 5    Hookbill The Koopa
# 6    Sluggy The Unshaven
# 7    Raphael The Raven
# 8    Tap Tap The Red Nose

Virtual Boy (6)    
# 1    Galactic Pinball
# 2    Mario Clash
# 3    Mario's Tennis
# 4    Red Alarm
# 5    Teleroboxer
# 6    Virtual Boy System Specs 
 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Bubbapauls said:

Thanks. I don't have a complete set, but I do have a bunch. The plan was to scan what I have but I haven't got around to it.

I've got a few, but nowhere near a complete set. Maybe we can ask around? I want to add scans of cards, and the desciptions and dates that were written on the back of each of them.

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Here are my pics from the thread I had made about these on NintendoAge:  

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Does anyone remember that guy that posted in the old thread about the back variants?  He was picking apart spaces on text / lines of text / ALL of the THINGS.  It was pretty nutty so watch out for that rabbit hole if you go down that way @Bubbapauls!

 

I'm not sure how blurry the photo will be, but you can find the originals here @LaytToTheParty:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lP7YTylHG4K0raRoKIXIph0kXCHPfM2q?usp=sharing

 

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12 minutes ago, acidjaguar said:

Here are my pics from the thread I had made about these on NintendoAge:  

First 90.jpg91 to 170.jpg

Does anyone remember that guy that posted in the old thread about the back variants?  He was picking apart spaces on text / lines of text / ALL of the THINGS.  It was pretty nutty so watch out for that rabbit hole if you go down that way @Bubbapauls!

I’ve only heard of 6 variants and that was tough to find information on. Is there any way to get that information off of the gocollect mess?

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38 minutes ago, Bubbapauls said:

I’ve only heard of 6 variants and that was tough to find information on. Is there any way to get that information off of the gocollect mess?

https://connect.gocollect.com/discussion/81642/nintendo-powers-super-power-club-trading-card-set/p1

I think he starts in on page 2 (coldpyro311).  There was the gold Collector's Edition set that was made up of 50 cards (not sequential), and then all of the things he stated.  The pics seem to not be there as I remember he had posted them, but do as you will with it.  Some information can be mined from the old thread.

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@acidjaguar Since you have the fullset (I assume), minus variants, could you upload pics of the backs? I want to add descriptions and dates and such to this list. I think it would also be a good idea to include what issue each card can be found in.

@Bubbapauls Why did you cross "add descriptions" off of your post? I think that would be very helpful, especially with the text variants acidjaguar mentioned.

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2 hours ago, LaytToTheParty said:

@acidjaguar Since you have the fullset (I assume), minus variants, could you upload pics of the backs? I want to add descriptions and dates and such to this list. I think it would also be a good idea to include what issue each card can be found in.

@Bubbapauls Why did you cross "add descriptions" off of your post? I think that would be very helpful, especially with the text variants acidjaguar mentioned.

I thought there were only 6 variants.

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Just now, Bubbapauls said:

I thought there were only 6 variants.

Possibly, but I'm not sure. Ask @acidjaguar about it. I may be able to recover the post he's talking about. I'm very interested in the future of this resource and will try to improve upon it in every way I can.

6 hours ago, acidjaguar said:

Does anyone remember that guy that posted in the old thread about the back variants?  He was picking apart spaces on text / lines of text / ALL of the THINGS.  It was pretty nutty so watch out for that rabbit hole if you go down that way

 

 

 

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@LaytToTheParty - Here's (part of) his post in the old thread.   The guy was calling out spaces / 0.5 spaces / differences in indentations which I wouldn't count as a variant personally.  But here's part of his more thorough post, I linked the old thread above if you want to go take a look and see everything.  The issue with it is that he had pictures showing variations in printing on the back, but they got eaten up by the transition to GCs new site so some of them we won't know.  Regardless, I've put together the listed ones he had in the thread, so use as you will! I'm assuming there is a variant on the card listed with "both" and I put the (?) in there as I don't know what is referenced, but something is going on. 

1 - Non indented
1 – indented
5 - challenges indented under o
5 - Under R
6 - adven-
9 - non "seg-" version
9 - Seg-
11 - B indented
12 - 4 password version
15 - Players Missing
18 - Monsters one word
20 - Both (?)
21 - Both (?)
22 - Kidnapped one word
24 - Both (?)
26 - Challenge under S
26 - challenge under U
27 - Both (?)
28 - Box-
28 - boxers one word
30 - No dash
31 - Both (?)
32 - Both (?)
34 - Original one word
36 - adven-
36 - Adventure one word
38 - lev-, with-
38 - Non Hyphen
44 - Long Copy right
44 - Short Copy Right
60 - 1st line end "following"
60 - Bosses first line
71 - Both (?)
72 - Higher
75 - "happiness" second line
75 - Will
83 Wordtris - the difficulty of the challenges is backwards (expert with novice, novice with pro)
95 - short copyright
96 - Non indented
97  King of the Ring - The card is red, but the system listed is Game Boy.  This game was released on both NES and Game Boy so its hard to say what the correct card would have read/been.
112 - score
119 - Score
120 - Non error
125 - "San Marino" same line
125 - San on top line
127 - "that" second line
127 - to levels is donkey try monkey
127 - to levels is donkey you monkey
127 - to levels the donkey try monkey
134 - to levels is donkey try monkey & to levels the donkey try monkey
134 - to levels is donkey you monkey
153 - Super NES not indented

 

I can't promise getting pics of the backs of cards as many of my priorities right now are on other things.  Maybe someone else can step up to the plate, but hopefully this helps get you started! 

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1 hour ago, acidjaguar said:

@LaytToTheParty - Here's (part of) his post in the old thread.   The guy was calling out spaces / 0.5 spaces / differences in indentations which I wouldn't count as a variant personally.  But here's part of his more thorough post, I linked the old thread above if you want to go take a look and see everything.  The issue with it is that he had pictures showing variations in printing on the back, but they got eaten up by the transition to GCs new site so some of them we won't know.  Regardless, I've put together the listed ones he had in the thread, so use as you will!

For the sake of my sanity, I don't think I'll be counting text variants, but others can do as they see fit. Like, a completely different picture is one thing, but an slight indentation is so picky 🙃 I would like to add issue numbers for every cards and any artwork variation that we are missing. Love your pfp btw, A-Team is an excellent show.

 

1 hour ago, acidjaguar said:

@Bubbapauls - you going to make one of these for the POGs too?   [and did you see that glorious BIN that hit a few months back? wish I would've saw that one! 202955059148]

Yes, @Bubbapauls a separate POGs post/thread would be awesome!

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32 minutes ago, LaytToTheParty said:

I would like to add issue numbers for every cards and any artwork variation that we are missing. Love your pfp btw, A-Team is an excellent show.

There is no direct correlation between issue numbers and card numbers unfortunately.  They were just put in randomly to the back of issues.  I would make a guess that there may be certain issue ranges that may contain higher number cards, but never dove into that theory.  

 

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On 5/20/2020 at 9:27 AM, acidjaguar said:

@Bubbapauls - you going to make one of these for the POGs too?   [and did you see that glorious BIN that hit a few months back? wish I would've saw that one! 202955059148]

I was working on the POGs but stopped because my garage needed fixed. It was a big mess and has taken awhile to repair and order the stuff needed.

Missed that auction but I would have tried to get all those binders.

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14 hours ago, Bubbapauls said:

I was working on the POGs but stopped because my garage needed fixed.
 

Looks like quite the undertaking, but congrats on being near the finish!! Looks great!

I'll help wherever I can on the POGs if you need some, just let me know whenever.  

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3 hours ago, acidjaguar said:

Looks like quite the undertaking, but congrats on being near the finish!! Looks great!

I'll help wherever I can on the POGs if you need some, just let me know whenever.  

I’m glad it’s almost done. If I waited any longer it might have collapsed. It was way worse than I thought after I opened everything up.


I threw up what I had on another list. It’s not the nicest looking but I can work on that later.

 

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On 11/28/2020 at 12:24 PM, NeonBros said:

@Bubbapauls first off of your list is awesome thanks so much for compiling  and organizing it all!

BUT I was using this as a temple for a personal checklist and noticed card #14 is listed as Gargoyle's Quest (II) when its actually Gargoyle's Quest. Just wanted to point it out.

Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

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On 5/20/2020 at 12:53 PM, acidjaguar said:

There is no direct correlation between issue numbers and card numbers unfortunately.  They were just put in randomly to the back of issues.  I would make a guess that there may be certain issue ranges that may contain higher number cards, but never dove into that theory.  

 

Yup it looks like they switched over to the "second set" in issue 53 from October 1993. That's when they stopped doing the contest too. They did cards 1-72 in NP41-52 and cards 73-170 in NP53-69, and it was only for subscribers. This website has more info.

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