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The Beatles Collection The River Group - 1993
Notes: A special set of 30 gold-foil cards was available in a QVC special offer, limited to 2000 of the "30th Anniversary" sets. Thanks much to Patrick Pierson and Ralph & Beth Anderson for updates!
Regular Box: 36 packs of 10 cards. Common sets: approx. 1.63 per box if collation were perfect. Jumbo "value" packs contained 21 cards. No. Card Text Type 1 You hold in your hand the very first color photograph e Off-Stage 2 On october 28, 1961, a young man walked into the record On-Stage 3 In the beginning, there was the Cavern. Originally a fr On-Stage 4 Don't mess with the Beatles! That's the message you get Off-Stage 5 Between the Beatles' first Cavern appearance on Februar On-Stage 6 It looks like the setting for a vintage Beach Boys albu Off-Stage 7 Sometimes, even the Beatles were down in the dumps! Thi Off-Stage 8 The BBC was quick to see the potential of the Beatles o On-Stage 9 Only 17 days after joining the group, Ringo Starr playe Off-Stage 10 America in 1962. Shelley Fabares ("Johnny Angel"), The Off-Stage 11 The catapulting world fame that jolted the Beatles out On-Stage 12 The Beatles' arrival on the level where media takes not Off-Stage 13 Following their appearance on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury at On-Stage 14 Ready, Steady, Go was the rock 'n roll television show On-Stage 15 The Beatles were already known as hit-makers in England On-Stage 16 Juke Box Jury was a weekly record rating program hosted On-Stage 17 "Tea, Mal" was a cry that went out across the universe. Off-Stage 18 What's wrong with this picture? Easy. There are no scre On-Stage 19 Television played a pivotal role in the launching of th Off-Stage 20 Take a look at the Beatles' first-ever appearance at th On-Stage 21 PLEASE PLEASE ME - The Beatles' First LP On-Stage 22 It is one of the better-known sessions in rock 'n roll Off-Stage 23 John, George and Ringo do a little "cutting up" with Pa Off-Stage 24 Dezo Hoffmann was to the Beatles what Alfred Wertheimer Off-Stage 25 It was one of the most creative and successful partners On-Stage 26 Up and about in London and Paris, the Beatles and photo Off-Stage 27 This photo is amazingly similar to the one which appear Off-Stage 28 On November 25, 1963, the Beatles returned to the Grana On-Stage 29 In late July of 1963, while on a seaside tour with Gerr Off-Stage 30 As the Beatles' success grew, the backstage area became Off-Stage 31 The lead, rhythm and bass guitarists of the Beatles rea Off-Stage 32 A reflective Paul in 1963, captured by Les Chadwick of Off-Stage 33 There are many shots, both posed and candid, on-stage a Off-Stage 34 The Beatles enjoy some first class service "a la cart" Off-Stage 35 George mugs for the camera backstage before a 1963 show Off-Stage 36 The Beatles do a little carrying on during a photo sess Off-Stage 37 Years before the Beatles sand that they "Dig a Pony," t Off-Stage 38 Paul attends to some "pressing" matters at his father's Off-Stage 39 WITH THE BEATLES - The Beatles' Second U.K. Album On-Stage 40 Promotional photos for solo performers and pop stars we Off-Stage 41 Here's the team that created a phenomenon. Take away an Off-Stage 42 On December 14, 1963, the Beatles played to a crowd of Off-Stage 43 After the Beatles scored high on a 1962 Mersey Beat fan Off-Stage 44 You've heard of overnight sensations. Well, in truth, t On-Stage 45 The Beatles had always been interested in clothes; as s Off-Stage 46 In the earliest days of British Beatlemania, John, Paul Off-Stage 47 As the world opened up to the Beatles, so their own liv Off-Stage 48 During his brilliant photographic career, Dezo Hoffmann Off-Stage 49 In the words of a famous trivia question, Ringo was the Off-Stage 50 paul was the "cute" Beatle at first sight, and a very c Off-Stage 51 As the Beatles' popularity spread around the world, eac Off-Stage 52 George was the "quiet" Beatle to fans, but that impress Off-Stage 53 In a December, 1964 radio interview, the Beatles were a On-Stage 54 When the Beatles were scheduled for their first meeting Off-Stage 55 Hark! Who are those masked men? It's hardly a mystery t Off-Stage 56 The small-time gets bigger. Once the bandwagaon started On-Stage 57 When it came to singing a unified emotional message, no Off-Stage 58 In the early days, it was relatively easy to get a sing Off-Stage 59 The media's appetite for the Beatles had to be experien Off-Stage 60 Anything for a laugh. Other than their remarkable music Off-Stage 61 Coverage of the Beatles' activities in as many aspects Off-Stage 62 The Beatles gave generously good value on their albums Off-Stage 63 The Beatles took maximum advantage of all Miami Beach h Off-Stage 64 On Tuesday, February 11, 1964, the Beatles traveled to Off-Stage 65 It was always a part of the Beatles' strategy not to co Off-Stage 66 Many people have had their share of unique jobs. After Off-Stage 67 Money just couldn't buy this sort of plug for an airlin Off-Stage 68 For most of their first visit to America in 1964, R & R Off-Stage 69 Is this life imitating art, or art imitating life? Here Off-Stage 70 The music business can be a small world. The growing Be Off-Stage 71 What their records and television appearances did elect On-Stage 72 Some like it hat. John Lennon looked good in this conti Off-Stage 73 When the Beatles came to New York in February of 1964, Off-Stage 74 The Beatles packed an awful lot of activity into their Off-Stage 75 Plans were outlined for a ticker-tape parade for the Be Off-Stage 76 Going out to the movies like ordinary folk became an im Off-Stage 77 Is it true that there is a purpose to everything...no g Off-Stage 78 Had it not been for one wondrous happening 3,000 miles Off-Stage 79 It was not surprising to see John Lennon or George Harr On-Stage 80 Only a handful of people in the history of civilization Off-Stage 81 All press handouts in early Beatles days had standard i Off-Stage 82 For Americans of a certain age, it ranks among the most Off-Stage 83 You win some, you lose some when you get famous. In 196 Off-Stage 84 It is the stuff of which legends are made. It stands sh On-Stage 85 During the filming of A Hard Day's Night, Brian Epstein On-Stage 86 See, lightning can strike twice in the same place! In 1 On-Stage 87 Ed Sullivan did not get the nickname Master Showman by On-Stage 88 The Beatles' second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan On-Stage 89 Television makes strange bedfellows. No one was as off- On-Stage 90 The shrieks still echo in the minds of the 73 million A On-Stage 91 John! Paul! Ringo! And...Neil? On February 9, 1964, the On-Stage 92 The Beatles had worked very hard to achieve an unpreced On-Stage 93 HELP! - U.K. Release Date: August 6, 1964 On-Stage 94 Great fame was just beginning to engulf the Beatles as Off-Stage 95 Hail the conquering heroes! Since the dawn of rock 'n r Off-Stage 96 The Beatles pose for a group shot at EMi Studios in Lon Off-Stage 97 To be sure, the Beatles sold a lot of records. They sol Off-Stage 98 Not Elvis. Not Elton. Not Michael jackson or the Stones Off-Stage 99 Roses are red, violets are blue, you can tell fans love On-Stage 100 Who in their right mind could have doubted the Beatles' On-Stage 101 The climactic scene in A Hard Day's Night shows the Bea On-Stage 102 The Beatles get their work done on the road in this tra On-Stage 103 One of the funniest sequences in A Hard Day's Night inv On-Stage 104 Ringo's scenes in A Hard Day's Night are particularly c On-Stage 105 The Beatles were totally democratic when it came to ran On-Stage 106 Maybe their faces don't show it, but you're looking at Off-Stage 107 Ever a rugged indeividualist -- and at heart quite a so Off-Stage 108 John Lennon was a creative genius, and with success cam Off-Stage 109 When Beatlemania swept the U.S., a virtual blizzard of Off-Stage 110 John, Paul, George and Ringo could be doing an imprompt Off-Stage 111 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - U.S. Release Date: June 26, 1964 On-Stage 112 Each of the Beatles had loving, supportive home lives. Off-Stage 113 BEATLES FOR SALE - U.K. Release Date: December 4, 1964 On-Stage 114 Another airport, another show. Flowers, screams of affe Off-Stage 115 It was important for the Beatles to get their performan On-Stage 116 Many Hollywood stars wanted to meet the Beatles during Off-Stage 117 John Lennon was born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940. T Off-Stage 118 Running, jumping or standing still, the Beatles were ir On-Stage 119 John Lennon hadn't really seen an audience in the early Off-Stage 120 Rock 'n roll suffered from cultural snobbery in the '50 Off-Stage 121 Every picture tells a story. Some tell more than one. S Off-Stage 122 Hitler came to Paris and strutted around after the surr Off-Stage 123 The Beatles truly ushered in the modern era of media su Off-Stage 124 Oftentimes many a word wasn't spoken when the Beatles w Off-Stage 125 Like the other three Beatles, Paul had instinctive, int Off-Stage 126 Although John was behind the wheel in this shot, taken Off-Stage 127 George Harrison was very fond of the sound and feel of On-Stage 128 It is an honor reserved for only the more distinguished Off-Stage 129 Before they fell in with Brian Epstein, the Beatles pre On-Stage 130 The "Gramophone Award" pictured here with Ringo is not Off-Stage 131 Whenever the Beatles traveled, wherever they appeared, Off-Stage 132 BEATLES VI - U.S. Release Date: June 14, 1965 On-Stage 133 As time goes by, the accomplishments of the Beatles do Off-Stage 134 In the mid 1960's, John and Ringo were neighbors on the Off-Stage 135 On November 23, 1965, the Beatles returned to Twickenha On-Stage 136 A major U.S. tour, including the incredible Shea Stadiu Off-Stage 137 Today, rock groups spend weeks and weeks -- not to ment On-Stage 138 In Hamburg in 1960 - for the German equivalent of a few On-Stage 139 "Enough hair to hide two watermelons" was the ridiculou Off-Stage 140 Paul takes a moment to check one of literally hundreds Off-Stage 141 RUBBER SOUL - U.K. Release Date: December 3, 1965 On-Stage 142 John Lennon was brimming with so much talent that it wa Off-Stage 143 Help! was shot totally out of sequence. So even though On-Stage 144 For one memorable scene in Help!, the Beatles were supp On-Stage 145 Ringo's standout performance in A Hard Day's Night did On-Stage 146 Help! was the Beatles' second full-length motion pictur On-Stage 147 The Beatles were determined that their first full-lengt On-Stage 148 The charismatic bass player of the Fab Four, Paul McCar Off-Stage 149 Forget about all the hit records. Forget about all the Off-Stage 150 While the Beatles were first known for their electrifyi On-Stage 151 Some have said that Paul McCartney's not being right-ha On-Stage 152 "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Yellow Submarine Off-Stage 153 It would be hard to pick just one single moment of triu Off-Stage 154 The prestigious MBE award to the Beatles was widely wel Off-Stage 155 It was inevitable that John, Paul, George and Ringo wou Off-Stage 156 You could say the Beatles "began and ended in San Franc On-Stage 157 We've become so accustomed to mega-rock events that we On-Stage 158 On a warm August night in 1965, the Beatles wrote yet a On-Stage 159 Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison was born in Live Off-Stage 160 Television remained an important tool for the Beatles t On-Stage 161 "Video, video, wherefore art thou, video?" On May 19, 1 On-Stage 162 There was no way the Beatles could stay four lovable un On-Stage 163 Many of the Beatles' most celebrated performances took On-Stage 164 REVOLVER - U.K. Release Date: August 5, 1966 On-Stage 165 By the time of the Revolver album in 1966, George Harri On-Stage 166 By 1966, the Beatles were caught in a classic dilemma. Off-Stage 167 Though some of "shopper's London" is quite crass and, i On-Stage 168 And away they go! Moments before this shot was taken, t On-Stage 169 In the white heat of the Beatlemania years, the group m Off-Stage 170 On Sunday, June 25, 1967, the Beatles recorded "All You On-Stage 171 After giving up "the road" in 1966, the Beatles withdre On-Stage 172 It was called the "Summer of Love." June, July and Augu On-Stage 173 Paul and Ringo pup up to check out the action in Magica On-Stage 174 The seeds for Magical Mystery Tour were planted in Amer On-Stage 175 It is one of their most enigmatic songs. Written by Joh On-Stage 176 And here is the eggman himself! John donned this outfit On-Stage 177 George martin went to work for Parlophone Records (a di On-Stage 178 In 1967, the Beatles were no longer touring, no longer Off-Stage 179 We think of music videos as a product of the MTV genera On-Stage 180 John Lennon's "I Am the Walrus" was the first recording Off-Stage 181 In December of 1967, the Beatles opened the Apple Bouti Off-Stage 182 With the elimination of touring and live television app On-Stage 183 The songwriting Beatles drew on their evolving lives an On-Stage 184 Of all the Beatles, Paul McCartney played a leading rol Off-Stage 185 The dynamics of the relationships within the Beatles we Off-Stage 186 One of George Harrison's outstanding musical contributi Off-Stage 187 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR - U.S. Release Date: November 27, On-Stage 188 Mustaches on parade! The Beatles' appearances were the Off-Stage 189 Each Beatles fan has had his or her own special memory On-Stage 190 George Harrison, youngest of the Beatles, was no baby i Off-Stage 191 With an established foursome, in whatever sphere of lif Off-Stage 192 "Hey Jude," written by Paul McCartney, is the longest s On-Stage 193 The Beatles were always looking for deeper meaning to t Off-Stage 194 When the Beatles set up Apple Corps Limited, the compan Off-Stage 195 On may 14, 1968, while in New York for various business Off-Stage 196 Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey in Dingle, Liverpo Off-Stage 197 During their Beatle days, John Lennon and Paul McCartne On-Stage 198 It was hard to make the Beatles look idiotic; impossibl Off-Stage 199 On September 4, 1968, the Beatles came together at Twic On-Stage 200 It's a long way from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "Rev On-Stage 201 All four Beatles were equally involved in the setting u Off-Stage 202 This photo was taken in 1968 around the time of the rel Off-Stage 203 "The boys" (as Brian Epstein and some of his staff call Off-Stage 204 Many now-familiar proper names have their origins in Be Off-Stage 205 After the Beatles made it big in America and gained the Off-Stage 206 YELLOW SUBMARINE - U.S. Release Date: January 13, 1969 On-Stage 207 Could the symbolism of this photograph be any more obvi Off-Stage 208 It's been a part of our lives since the fall of 1969. E Off-Stage 209 This historic portrait is from the Beatles' final group Off-Stage 210 This photo, one of the last ever taken of the Beatles, Off-Stage 211 After much discussion and debate in early '69, The Beat On-Stage 212 In 1964, the Beatles signed a three-picture deal with U On-Stage 213 In early '69, the Beatles were actively looking for a p On-Stage 214 You can go home again! For the Get Back album in 1969 ( Off-Stage 215 During the filming of Let It Be, Paul commented on the On-Stage 216 In late January 1969, Let It Be (as it came to be calle On-Stage 217 Throughout the years, many individuals have been descri On-Stage 218 Each of the Beatles could be counted on for an appropri On-Stage 219 When the Beatles performed their surprise rooftop conce On-Stage 220 LET IT BE - The Beatles Final LP On-Stage CHASE CARDS #1 Hits Doubled-Sided Foils (1:54 packs) 1/10 I Want to Hold Your Hand - 1964 / She Loves You - 1964 2/10 Can't Buy Me Love - 1964 / Love Me Do - 1964 3/10 I Feel Fine - 1964 / A Hard Day's Night - 1964 4/10 Ticket To Ride - 1965 / Eight Days A Week - 1965 5/10 Yesterday - 1965 / Help - 1965 6/10 Paperback Writer - 1966 / We can Work It Out - 1965 7/10 All You Need Is Love - 1967 / Penny Lane - 1967 8/10 Hey Jude - 1968 / Hello, Goodbye - 1967 9/10 Something - 1968 / Get Back - 1969 10/10 The Long and Winding Road - 1970 / Let It Be - 1970 #1 Hits Error Cards 4/10 (Foil stamping from the 30th Anniversary Set) 10/10 (Foil stamping from the 30th Anniversary Set) U.S. Concert Cards (1:288 packs) 1/2 The Beatles' First U.S. Concert 2/2 The Beatles' Last U.S. Concert The Beatles' Classic Hits Cards (1:Jumbo pack) 1/8 1963 2/8 1964 3/8 1965 4/8 1966 5/8 1967 6/8 1968 7/8 1969 8/8 1970 Card Album -- (Binder) 30th Anniversary QVC Set (sold separately; numbered to 2000) Set included one card from the #1 Hits Doubled-Sided Foils subset. 1/30 Paul McCartney and George Martin enjoy a laugh Off-Stage 2/30 Consider this a postcard from the Beatles During Off-Stage 3/30 It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since Off-Stage 4/30 When it comes to famous songs about cities Off-Stage 5/30 John,Paul and Ringo appear to be trying to give Ed Off-Stage 6/30 See, lightning can strike twice in the same place! In 1 On-Stage 7/30 The Beatles packed an awful lot of activity into their Off-Stage 8/30 Hail the conquering heroes! Since the dawn of rock 'n Off-Stage 9/30 It is the stuff of which legends are made. It stands sh On-Stage 10/30 It was always a part of the Beatles' strategy not to co Off-Stage 11/30 The music business can be a small world. The growin Off-Stage 12/30 Is this life imitating art, or art imitating life? Here Off-Stage 13/30 Money just couldn't buy this sort of plug for an airlin Off-Stage 14/30 What their records and television appearances did ele On-Stage 15/30 Plans were outlined for a ticker-tape parade for the Be Off-Stage 16/30 Going out to the movies like ordinary folk became an Off-Stage 17/30 On Tuesday, February 11, 1964, the Beatles traveled Off-Stage 18/30 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - U.S. Release: 6/26/64 On-Stage 19/30 Ever a rugged indeividualist -- and at heart quite a so Off-Stage 20/30 Maybe their faces don't show it, but you're looking at Off-Stage 21/30 BEATLES FOR SALE - U.K. Release: 12/4/64 On-Stage 22/30 John,Paul,George and Ringo could be doing impromptu Off-Stage 23/30 Many people have had their share of unique jobs. After Off-Stage 24/30 Only a handful of people in the history of civilization Off-Stage 25/30 For Americans of a certain age, it ranks among the most Off-Stage 26/30 Is it true that there is a purpose to everything...no g Off-Stage 27/30 HELP! - U.K. Release Date: August 6, 1964 On-Stage 28/30 Not Elvis. Not Elton. Not Michael jackson or the Stones Off-Stage 29/30 The climactic scene in A Hard Day's Night shows the Be On-Stage 30/30 One of the funniest sequences in A Hard Day's Night inv On-Stage -- Certificate of Limited Edition (signed by Daniel C. Shedrick, President, The River Group, Westport CT) PROMO CARDS 1 of 9 John 2 of 9 Ringo 3 of 9 George 4 of 9 Paul 5 of 9 Paul and Ringo pop up to check out the action in Magical On-Stage 6 of 9 The Beatles were filmed in this setting for a trailer fo On-Stage 7 of 9 Many of the Beatles most celebrated performances took pl On-Stage 8 of 9 Not long after this run-through shot was taken 73 millio On-Stage 9 of 9 Capitol Recordings stars play the nation's capitol! Two Off-Stage -- (4-up panel, includes 1 through 4 from above) -- (prototype set; includes 8 cards, as above but without #2) Promo Abbey Road: Get Back !! (Abbey Road; oversized, 5" x 7")©2001, 2002, 2005 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!