More than 100 million records sold, seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar, four films, countless albums and one of the better Super Bowl halftime shows in history.
The accolades and memorable moments in the career of Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, are plentiful, but fans of the 57-year-old who died on Thursday have just two options for collecting the star on trading cards that were released by a major manufacturer and actually show him on the front.
They come from the 1991 Pro Set SuperStars MusiCards UK Edition.
Card Nos. 107 and 108 in the set belong to the man who produced more than 30 studio albums including the songs “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Kiss” and other classics that helped define the musical landscape of the 1980s and early 1990s. The UK edition includes cards of many performers not found in the American releases.
Prince also appeared in a DC Comics-backed comic book series, Prince: Alter Ego, in 1991. It was a short-lived series with a first issue that can be tough to find, but that’s about it along with the cards for mainstream collectibles.
That puts much of the collectibles focus perhaps where the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer wanted it — on his albums.
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