Looking Back: 1992’s DC Cosmic Cards


When I was a wee lad, I started slowly collecting comics but first I was into card collecting. Mostly I had sports cards but I remember getting a
hold of these DC Cosmic Cards in the great 1992. I recently cleared out a lot of cards that I collected because they were of no value and not what I was into anymore. Sports? What’s that?

Looking back on DC Cosmic Cards I remembered the appeal of them. You have heroes and villain all there. You had pictures of major events with little bio’s behind the cards. You also had trivia questions included which was pretty cool so you could see who had their comic street cred. The art is hit and miss. Obviously they didn’t have the production values of today but for it’s time was ok.


I really learned a lot about the personalities of the DC Universe through this and also appreciated the vintage look of our favorite heroes. It really opened up a door and I wish that these types of cards were more accessible to people. It’s fun to collect, entices people to pick up comics and teaches about the history of the industry at the same time. I don’t think you can go wrong with that.

Update: If you want to look at all the cards with both sides displayed, The Trading Card Database has them all there for your viewing pleasure.