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  Hearty congratulations on the breathtaking Lost in Space series. This has got to be the trade set of the year .... or even the decade. Ron has succeeded beautifully in digitally enhancing those classic black and white scenes from the first, and best, series of this much loved TV show. Here in the Uk, the Robinsons became almost like an extended family for awhile (completely with wicked 'Uncle' Dr. Zachery !!!).

            I really enjoyed reading your Wrapper article... As you can tell, I'm 'over the Moon' and twice around the rings of Saturn about this new card set !!! Wonderful. -John D. (UK)

I was reading the Wrapper Magazine.... saw the Lost in Space Article. Thought I would take a leap of faith with the New Set. Looks pretty Cool.... and so does your Website..... Awesome Stuff !!! Looking forward to the Cards !!! Thanks !!! Stan. (Hilton, NY)


WOW... thanks so much for the quick shipping!  My card set just arrived.  Now I’m really torn.  I’m not sure I want to open this beautiful package.  

But you know I will! - Jim (Chesterfield, Mo)

REALLY NICE SET. THANKS FOR THE PROMOS. (Frank A.)



I got my LIS Art of Ron Gross today, and I love it! Simply beautiful! I heard of your company years ago, but found out about this set while searching eBay for new LIS stuff. Thanks again for such a quality product. I really love the 1966 Topps style design... I'll check out the LIS podcast soon. LIS forever!

Regards, Wayne (Clarksville, TN)

Just want to let you know I opened my box today and I love this set.  I think Ron Gross' artwork really captures the series and he picked some good scenes to include.  They really do look like color photos of a b&w series.  I haven't read the backs yet but that's going to happen soon. 


I have a question about the printing plates.  I've got a nice Robby the Robot scene on mine, but it has this yellow line or tape or something running right through the middle of it.  I noticed the same thing on another one that's for sale on ebay.  I'm curious, was this done on purpose to cancel the plate?  I've never seen it done before on printing plates. - Larry B.

Hey Larry, None of the printing plates are cancelled. Some have other colors or ink streaks that get on them as the plates are moved back and forth in the press being removed. The printers normally clean all the ink off if they plan to reuse them-- but we stop them from doing that because then it is harder to see the image (and we're not going to reuse them, which is the entire point of cutting them up and giving them away. They cannot be used again because they are no longer attached to a sheet big enough to run on a machine). Each plate is unique and one of a kind, but I bet that other plate you found on eBay with the yellow streak is probably from the same sheet that your plate was taken from. There are only four sheets per image (one with black, another yellow, then magenta, and cyan). So if you do the math, that's only 300 plates of the fronts that are possible. So we're also including 100 of the back (text) images to make the 1 in 2 boxes stat work out. The boxes without plates have signed Bio cards by Ron Gross (and a few of the pre-orders had both).



I have digested and sleeved your new Lost In Space sriest. A beautiful set! And I love the metal cards!! The adversaries were always a highlight of that show. Again, my congrats... And again, your Spook Show set is one of the greatest, all-time, most fun sets, ever! -Don F.  

I broke down my box and the Art by Ron is superb. They almost look like photos. Since it has been a few years since I watched Lost in Space, I do not remember too many details but enough to say he is spot on. Thanks for another great set of cards. - Ed L.


I received the package last week and am slowly going through all of the great cards!  The Lost in Space set is truly amazing - congratulations!

I've been meaning to tell you that my all time favorite trading card set is your Spook Show set.  I've had so much fun with those cards over the years - I even have 20 of my favorites framed in my home office.  I don't have many sketch cards (after all, I have 4 kids LOL), but the sketch card that came in my box from an artist named "Carpenter" is absolutely remarkable.   - Chris L.


The Lost in Space - Art of Ron Gross card box arrived today!  Looks great!  I can see why you indicate that each one is time consuming.  I am excited to open up more packs.  Really appreciate your efforts. - Bob L.


Just a quick note to say that the Lost in Space Box Set arrived today and looks fantastic! -Greg S. (Australia)


Just wanted to reach out to you to thank you, and congratulate you, on the Lost In Space cards! Fantastic! And a lot of  fun!

Mine arrived two days ago, but I savor the opening....I limited myself to a few packs a day! 


I have also been a huge admirer, and buyer, of your card sets, with the Spook Show posters being one of my favorite sets ever. All time, ever! I grew up during the final days of the spook shows. What great subject matter you choose! - Don F. (New Jersey)

Dear Monsterwax, 
I received my box of Lost In Space: Art of Ron Gross cards from your ad in The Wrapper #324, and I must say, they are the best cards I have purchased from a current manufacturer. My sincere compliments to you. I love them so much, I wish to make a second purchase from your add in Wrapper #325... - James F. (Honolulu, HI

I just wanted to let you know that I received my LIS cards today. All I can say is ....WOW! These cards look great. You guys did a great job. Everything from the artwork, to the captions, to the descriptions on the back... I LOVED the stickers and metal cards as well. The colors on both were bright and vibrant.  The stickers themselves are high quality. Both are nice additions to the set. Nice Job!  - Mark A.


I love the (new) Lost In Space -- great job! -James V.


I have mine. An Incredible Set! A Must For All “Lost In Space" fans! -Daniel S.


Just busted a box, WOW!!! Five stars for Monsterwax! The set is spectacular... Fantastic!!!!!

Don’t forget to hold two more boxes for me please. Thanks for keeping the hobby great. - Louis F. (Vegas)


Pre-ordered cards arrived today in excellent shape (great packaging!).  Ron had previewed these cards at Wonderfest 2019, so I pre-ordered right away when they became available — so glad I did!  This is truly a labor of love and just a fantastic collectible and memento of Lost in Space!  Thank you! - Dave B.


I feel like a kid again! Just received my 2 boxes of The Art Of Ron Gross Lost In Space cards. It really brings me back to when I collected the original cards back in the 1960's. Even has a stick of bubble gum included. Thank you Ron. You made this Baby Boomer very happy today. - Bill


Today it arrived! I open the package and remove the box it contains! Wrapped in plastic, I turn it over to view front, back and each side to enjoy the gorgeous artwork that serves as a preview to the contents: Irwin Allen's Lost In Space The Art of Ron Gross Trading Cards by Monsterwax! Now the pure pleasure of opening, sorting, reading and reveling begins! I find that, to no surprise, the artwork is beyond expectations! The text is both excitingly and interestingly written! It will be a pleasure to look at and read these cards many times in the years to come, just as I do with any Monsterwax card set. How this is all done at such a reasonable cost is beyond me! Thank you Ron Gross, Kurt Kuersteiner, Monsterwax and, of course, Irwin Allen! The Monsterwax Experience is awesome! -Hank B.


Got the LiS card sets – woah, beautiful job!  Kudos to you and Ron, way to go! - Paul


I've been traveling in India for the past week on business and just got home late yesterday. I only cracked one pack last night as I could hardly keep my eyes open, but the cards look FANTASTIC!

Honestly, excluding the autographs from the surviving cast members, I actually like this set better than what Rittenhouse put out when they held the license, as Ron's art really captures the essence (and atmosphere) of the series. Great job - well done!

Also - with almost 60 hours of total travel time to/from India, I had the opportunity to listen to the remainder of Season 1 of the Alpha Control - Lost in Space podcasts; you and Laen have done a terrific job with these. As Irwin Allen once said to Jonathan Harris concerning his comedic transition to the character of Dr. Smith...DO MORE!!! -Robert G.



I wanted to let you know that I received the cards yesterday.  All I say is WOW, they are really cool and the artwork is beautiful.  Also, why the work is (about the) classic series, they are different from the other sets down over the years. Thank you again. I hope they are a hit with Lost In Space fans across the world. - Steve S.


I received the cards. They are quite spectacular. - name withheld


This is definitely worth the wait. -Carl G.

 

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