Comic fans whose fandom crosses over with Lord of the Rings will have something to look out for later this month, when Topps’ The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces trading card set…The sketch cards are that – cards upon which the named artists drew images of LotR characters, scenes and events. There’s no reproduction – the cards in the packs are the cards the artists drew on. Each sketch card is a one of a kind piece of art. With the number of artists, the total sketch card count comes to roughly 25,000 cards – the number of cards done by any one artist carried due to their schedules, ranging from 50 at the low end all the way up to one artist who produced 2,500. The cards are inserted randomly in boxes of the Hobby Market version of the cards (not mass market retail). [More]