So you think you have all of the trading cards featuring the Legion, huh? You've got:
But you might not have all of these....
In 1993 DC and Skybox put out the Cosmic Teams cards, 150 cards with heroes and villains with new art (by the likes of Hughes, Sprouse, Templeton, and Pearson on the LSH ones), and triptychs of teams (plus the usual holograms). In 1992, however, Skybox also issued three of these cards polybagged with different magazines. The difference between a promo card and a regular card can be seen on the back, where generic text replaces the feature. Card #00 was Dragonmage (from Wizard #19), card #000 was Catspaw (from the March/April 1993 Comics Buyer's Guide Price Guide), and card #0000 was Computo (from "Legionnaires" #1). Card #0, by the way, was Deathstroke the Terminator, so don't worry about it. Due to the relative popularity of Wizard, if you don't have it you're more likely to find the Dragonmage promo card than any of the others. And Catspaw is the toughest one of the three to find.
Next is a "you had to be there" card. To promote the first teamup of the new Superboy and the new Legion in 1995, DC printed up Legion ID cards that say I'm a member in good standing of the Legion. On the back is a list of the 3-part teamup ("Superboy" 21, "LSH" 74, and "Legionnaires" 31). An aside: now I have membership cards for both the Legion and Marvel's Avengers (from when their "Solo Avengers" title started).
And those are just the EASY ones to find. When I get some scans, a future listing will have some even more obscure cards that I didn't even know about until fellow obsessed fan Joe Morano showed me them in person.
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