Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, today announced the availability of a new 99 card series of trading cards celebrating the rich animation history of the Walt Disney Studios.
Each pack contains eight cards measuring 3″ x 4.5″ as well as a limited-edition, numbered mini-lithograph, described as a sericel-inspired translucent card. Packs also contain a special ‘Behind the Scenes with Becky Cline’ card which includes facts pulled from the Disney Studios Archive by Cline, the Archives Director.
Each pack of eight sells for $7.95 and subscribers will automatically receive two packs approximately every 4-6 weeks automatically, with the ability to cancel at any time. As an introductory offer, the first pack is just $1.95 and the shipping and processing fees (normally $3.95 per shipment) are waived.
The series will be available to the public beginning September 1, but Disney D23 members have the opportunity to purchase the series subscription beginning today. As an added bonus, the first 1,000 members to subscribe to the series will receive three bonus cards, commemorating Steamboat Willie, Brave Little Tailor and The Band Concert.
The series is being sold and fulfilled by Buena Vista Catalogue Co., which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. You can view additional information as well as purchase online here, although there have been several reports of problems doing so at this time. Orders have been made successfully over the phone at 1-888-265-9100 (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 1 am ET). Note that each pack is identical relative to its particular shipment wave.