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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")

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