Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce Release of Cartoon Network Steven Universe Trading Cards

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Lake Forest, CA – June 12, 2019 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced the June 19 release of Steven Universe Trading Cards.

The first-ever trading card release based on the GLAAD Media and Peabody Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series features a 72-card Base Set with images from Seasons 1-5, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted authentic Autograph Cards and hand-drawn Sketch Cards. Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar both signed Autograph Cards and drew one-of-a-kind Sketch Cards for the product.

“The team at Cryptozoic is, it’s safe to say, a bit obsessed with Steven Universe, so we jumped at the opportunity to create these trading cards,” said Dustin Porras, Assistant Product Manager of Trading Cards at Cryptozoic. “We know this may be the first introduction to the world of trading cards for many Steven Universe fans, so we’ve worked really hard to put together a set that is true to the show’s aesthetic and features lots of familiar names like creator Rebecca Sugar, plus others from the cast. We think Steven Universe fans will be really pleased and, who knows, some of them may even turn into trading card collectors!”

Aside from Sugar, signers for the Autograph Cards include fan-favorite voice actors Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Kate Micucci (Sadie Miller), and Charlyne Yi (Ruby).

The one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn Sketch Cards by some of today’s hottest artists offer creative and eye-catching interpretations of favorite characters from the show.

The Chase Sets include “Crystal Gem Friends,” providing images and descriptions of members and allies of the Crystal Gems; “Fusions,” showcasing characters on the show who are created through fusions of Gems; and “Greatest Hits,” cards in the shape of vinyl record sleeves that feature art for the show’s iconic songs, such as “What’s the Use of Feeling Blue?,” “Something Entirely New,” and “Peace and Love on the Planet Earth.”

The final Chase Set, “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems,” is part of Cryptozoic’s “Totally Fabricated” series, in which the company approximates what costume pieces and props may look like in real life for properties that do not actually have them (e.g., an animated series like Steven Universe). Cards in this set have small encased “Gems,” inspired by the corrupted Gems who are bubbled in the series and then become allies of the team.

Steven Universe Trading Cards will be available at retailers nationwide on June 19.
Product Details:Packs: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per boxBase Set: 72 cards featuring episodic images from Seasons 1-5Chase Sets: “Crystal Gem Friends,” “Fusions,” “Greatest Hits,” “and “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems”Inserts: Sketch Cards (1:24 packs), Autograph Cards (1:24 packs)Binder: Full-color 1.5” binder is sold separately and contains an exclusive “Totally Fabricated Bubbled Gems” Card.