Grading

Early Supporter Card Grading

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Discover the exclusive realm of Early Supporter Cards from the Star Citizen SQUADRONS Trading Card Game. These physical promo cards, distinct from prototype playing cards, not only attest to the ongoing passion and support from our community but also serve as unique collectibles eligible for grading at Gold-Standard-Grading. Since the project's inception in 2018, ten Early Supporter Cards have been released up to this point.

Originally, the idea was that these cards could be exchanged for correspondingly rare playing cards for the trading card game, though it remains unclear if this will be realized. Nevertheless, these rare collectible cards have already gained significant collector value and are traded at high prices.
Due to the non-commercial nature of the project, these cards are not for sale and are typically distributed through livestream and Discord raffles, as well as at Bar Citizens and conventions. We also provide these cards to streamers and organizers of Star Citizen events for giveaways.

Thanks to our collaboration with Gold Standard Grading, fans can grade their Squadron Promo Cards with a special 10% discount using the code: Squadron-GSG-2024. This code is not an affiliate link, and the project is self-funded by the creator Thomas Eberhard, highlighting the early trust and support for our non-commercial project. This initiative offers fans a tangible piece of the Star Citizen Trading Card Game universe until the realization of the community project with your help.
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UEE

BOOMER SQUAD Early Supporter Card #1 "Boomer Squad" Retaliator Bomber (Elite)

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Card Details The very first Early Supporter Card, distributed at German Con 42 Convention on September 22, 2018. Limited to 500 copies. The first physical card, achieving second place in all-time submitted Citizen Spotlights at that time.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2018

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

BOOMER SQUAD + 2018 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #1

Official name for grading (landscape format)

BOOMER SQUAD + 2018 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #1

Vanduul

GLA´WA Early Supporter Card #2 "Gla´wa" Vanduul Glaive Medium Fighter (Standard)

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Card Details A token of appreciation to the community after the initial Citizen Spotlight support, released at the end of 2018. Limited to 500 copies. Distributed exclusively via postal mail in 2018.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2018

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

GLA´WA + 2018 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #2

Official name for grading (landscape format)

GLA´WA + 2018 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #2

UEE / Vanduul

CARTAMUNDI Prototype Playing Cards CARTAMUNDI Prototype Playing Cards

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Back Vanduul Back Vanduul
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Prototype Vanduul Prototype Vanduul

Card Details Discover the original 2019 Star Citizen SQUADRONS final prototype, a collaboration with Cartamundi, renowned for producing iconic TCGs like Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering. Presented to Erin Roberts at Gamescom 2019's Bar Citizen and delivered to CIG, this prototype is exceptionally rare, with only 15 full sets of playing cards and 10 custom XXL location sets produced, leading to just 5 complete prototypes. Despite the small production run, these 63x88mm playing cards maintain exceptional quality. Each prototype comprises two decks (UEE White Eagles and Vanduul D´ak Marauders), one location set, two D20 dice, and a premium glossy hardcover rulebook, housed in a custom-made, high-quality box from China with a soft-touch surface, magnetic closure, and glossy logos. Currently, CIG holds two prototypes, and Thomas has the sole complete set.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Cartamundi

Produced in

2019

Card-Type

CARTAMUNDI PROTOTYPE

Number of copies printed

15 sets in total

Official name for grading (portrait format)

CARD NAME (see card) + 2019 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + CARTAMUNDI PROTOTYPE

Official name for grading (landscape format)

CARD NAME (see card) + 2019 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + CARTAMUNDI PROTOTYPE

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Prototype All Items Overview Prototype All Items Overview
Prototype Open Rulebook Presentation Prototype Open Rulebook Presentation
Prototype Closed Box Prototype Closed Box
UEE

EAGLE EYE Early Supporter Card #3 "Eagle Eye" Carrack Exploration (Hero)

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Card Details Featuring a Carrack in the old concept art design. Printed for CIG BREAKTHROUGH contest supporters in September 2020. 1500 copies printed. The first card with a silver foil stamp and custom cardboard made in China.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2020

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

1500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

EAGLE EYE + 2020 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #3

Official name for grading (landscape format)

EAGLE EYE + 2020 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #3

UEE

HAMMERTIME Early Supporter Card #4 "Hammertime" Hammerhead (Hero)

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Card Details Available at Camp Citizen in August 2021. 1500 copies printed. Features a Hammerhead, highlighted in a unique "Japanese" style YouTube trailer and Citizen Spotlight.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2021

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

1500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

HAMMERTIME + 2021 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #4

Official name for grading (landscape format)

HAMMERTIME + 2021 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #4

Headhunters

THE GATSBY Early Supporter Card #5 "The Gatsby" 890 Jump (Hero)

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Card Details Launched in September 2022 with "The Gatsby" contest and YouTube trailer. The related Citizen Spotlight reached the top 10, and the card game was featured in Gamestar, Germany's largest computer game magazine, even printed. 2000 copies printed. Attained fourth place in all Citizen Spotlights.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2022

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

2000

Official name for grading (portrait format)

THE GATSBY + 2022 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #5

Official name for grading (landscape format)

THE GATSBY + 2022 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #5

UEE

CAPTAIN PRICE Early Supporter Card #6 "Captain Price" UEE F8 Lightning (Hero)

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Card Details Distributed at Con 42 in Frankfurt on April 22, 2023. 2000 copies printed. Features a custom golden ship skin as part of the Olympus capital ship squadron. Captain Price became one of the most popular Early Supporter Cards.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2023

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

2000

Official name for grading (portrait format)

CAPTAIN PRICE + 2023 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #6

Official name for grading (landscape format)

CAPTAIN PRICE + 2023 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #6

Salvagers

BETSY Early Supporter Card #7 "Betsy" Salvager Reclaimer (Hero)

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Card Details Distributed since July 2023. 2000 copies printed. Features a custom monster claw and raubtiermaul skin.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2023

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

2000

Official name for grading (portrait format)

BETSY + 2023 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #7

Official name for grading (landscape format)

BETSY + 2023 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #7

Headhunters

INFINITY Early Supporter Card #8 "Infinity" RSI Galaxy Mercenary (Hero)

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Card Details Initially planned for the Bar Citizen Event on January 19, 2024, but delayed due to a printing error; limited to 2500 copies. Features the RSI Galaxy, the favorite ship chosen by the SQUADRONS community. Printed with a special foil effect for added shine.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2024

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

2500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

INFINITY + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #8

Official name for grading (landscape format)

INFINITY + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #8

Headhunters

INFINITY - Missprint Missprint of: Early Supporter Card #8 "Infinity" RSI Galaxy Mercenary (Hero)

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Card Details Initially planned for the Bar Citizen Event on January 19, 2024, but delayed due to a printing error; This Missprint is limited to 50 copies. Features the RSI Galaxy, the favorite ship chosen by the SQUADRONS community. Printed with a special foil effect for added shine.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2024

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

50

Official name for grading (portrait format)

INFINITY - Missprint + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #8 MISSPRINT

Official name for grading (landscape format)

INFINITY - Missprint + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #8 MISSPRINT

UEE

ARGUS Early Supporter Card #9 "Argus" UEE Polaris (Gold)

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Card Details Released for the Star Citizen Squadrons Event on January 19, 2024; the first card raffled off in the pre-event livestream on January 12, numbered as #1 and creator signed. Limited to 2500 copies. Features the Polaris, the community's second favorite ship. Depicts a Polaris with first-strike capabilities in the color scheme of the new Olympus Capital Ship Squadron, introduced in concept in January 2024. Printed with a special foil effect for added shine.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2024

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

2500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

ARGUS + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #9

Official name for grading (landscape format)

ARGUS + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #9

UEE

ACHERON Early Supporter Card #10 "Acheron" UEE Idris (Hero)

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Card Details Exclusively released in a live panel on January 20, 2024. Extremely limited to 500 copies. The Acheron, an Idris-M focused on devastating attacks, is inspired by Thomas's vision as a tribute to the novel and film "Master & Commander," named after the formidable enemy ship. The largest playable ship in the Star Citizen SQUADRONS card game to date, the Acheron is seen as the flagship of the Olympus capital ship squadron. Issued individually and on special occasions only. Printed with a special foil effect for an accentuated shine.

Creator

Thomas Eberhard

Produced by

Produced in

2024

Card-Type

EARLY SUPPORTER CARD

Number of copies printed

500

Official name for grading (portrait format)

ACHERON + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPPORTER CARD #10

Official name for grading (landscape format)

ACHERON + 2024 STAR CITIZEN SQUADRONS + EARLY SUPP. CARD #10