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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Autographs

Rise of the Planet of the Apes CardsDespite a long history of Planet of the Apes trading cards, no set was made for the surprisingly awesome Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which has seen equally surprisingly strong box office returns. Apes fans just need to get a little more creative to build an unofficial collection for the film.

Five actors with key roles in the movie, including the two biggest, have both signed autograph cards before. James Franco was a part of Rittenhouse's lineup for Spider-man 3 in 2007. Although one of the key cards in the set immediately upon its release, the card's standing in the hobby (and its price) have risen. Academy Award nominations and co-hosting gigs will do that.

The other biggie in this DIY set is a man whose face rarely appears on screen. In fact, unless there's some hidden cameo I didn't catch, he's not seen in human form at all in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I'm talking about Andy Serkis, the person behind the CG for Lord of the Rings' Gollum and Peter Jackson's King Kong remake. Here, Serkis again steals the film as Caesar, the ape who would trigger an uprising. Serkis has two autographs from his time muttering about pieces of jewelry.

James Franco as Will Rodman
Spider-man 3 (Rittenhouse Archives, 2007)

James Franco as Harry Osborn

Andy Serkis as Caesar
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Update (Topps, 2003), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Topps, 2003)

Andy Serkis as Gollum

Tom Felton as Dodge Landon
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Update (Artbox, 2007), Harry Potter - 2008 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive (Artbox, 2008), Harry Potter Memorable Moments - Second Edition (with Jason Isaacs) (Artbox, 2009), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (with Daniel Radcliffe) (Artbox, 2009)

SD08-A1 Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

David Hewlett as Hunsiker
Stargate Heroes (Rittenhouse Archives, 2008) (two versions)

Stargate Heroes Autographs David Hewlett

Ty Olsson as Chief John Hamil
Battlestar Galactica: Premiere Edition (Rittenhouse Archives, 2005)

Ty Olsson as Captain Kelly

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