Official Signed Cards

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An example of the smudged end result deemed unacceptable to distribute as a final product, as kept by a former Decipher employee.

Starting in January 2002, after the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Decipher attempted to organize a limited-edition product (to the tune of approximately 10 copies or so) which would be officially-recognized signed copies of cards, witnessed by Decipher employees and accompanied by an official certificate of authenticity. Presumably this would have been a regularly issued product (similar to the Tengwar cards), which would have been facilitated by Decipher's ongoing relationship with New Line and the actors, particularly through their regular interactions via the Fan Club Official Movie Magazine.

Sadly, it was not to be. Although signings occurred at different times over months (the documents below show signings on January 08, January 16, and May 06), the ink of the signatures apparently all got smudged, which led to the first batch getting canned. The project was never revisited for unknown reasons. Some of the certificates have survived, however, with signed proof of witness by Kendrick Summers. These are posted below courtesy of Martin Fellmann:

Certificate for a signed copy of Aragorn, Ranger of the North (1R89) signed by Viggo Mortensen.
Certificate for a signed copy of Ranger’s Sword (1U112) signed by Viggo Mortensen.
Certificate for a signed copy of Aragorn, King in Exile (1P365) signed by Viggo Mortensen.
Certificate for a signed copy of The One Ring, Isildur's Bane (1R1) signed by Richard Taylor (Director of Weta).


Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorReflectionsMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs The Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants ReprintsFoilTengwarLegendsLegends Masterworks
Tengwar Anthologies The Fellowship of the Ring AnthologyThe Two Towers AnthologyThe Return of the King AnthologyThe War of the Ring Anthology
Complete Packs The Nine Riders CollectionThe Wraith CollectionAge's End
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomUncut Sheets
Unreleased Beta Cards Of Very Little Importance (Beta)Fortune of Fate (Beta)Always a Baggins in Bag End (Beta)Maiden of the Golden Ale (Beta)Ripples in the Pool (Beta)Of Very Little Importance (Beta)It's the Beard (Beta)There are NO Dwarven Women! (Beta)
Non-card Product Merchandise HatsT-shirtsPinsPostersPostcardsBindersAd SpotsDice
Magazines Scrye MagazineInQuest MagazineFan Club Official Movie Magazine

Scrye TTT Player's GuideScrye ROTK Player's Guide

Unreleased Merch 2002 Toy Fair CalendarFilm Cell CardsOfficial Signed Cards
New Line Fax Proofs Lithograph ProofsBalrog Promo ProofMines of Moria Booster Pack ProofsMines of Moria Card ProofsMines of Moria Packaging ProofsMines of Moria Poster ProofToy Fair Calendar ProposalMines of Moria Sell Sheet ProofRealms of the Elf-lords Promo ProofsFilm Cell Card Proposal