Become an Idol with the American Idol Season 3 Collectible Card Game
by Bob Williams
May 1, 2004
Now you can become an American Idol with the American Idol Season 3 Collectible
Card Game (CCG) by Fleer/SkyBox International LP. The American Idol Season 3
card game is fast (15-30 minutes), easy to learn and can be played by two to six
players, ages 9 and up.
To play, match a song card with a singer card and use your favorite judge cards to
take your contestants all the way to the finals. Then, during the finals, you can
cast your vote to determine which contestant gets voted off until there is only
one American Idol winner.
Click here to learn how to play in more detail by viewing the
complete set of rules.
The entire boxed American Idol Season 3 CCG set consists of 110 playing cards
- 32 Singer Cards
- 33 Judge Cards
- 38 Song Cards
- 7 Special Effect Cards
- 1 Simple-to-learn Rules Sheet
These game cards carry photographs of all 32 actual American Idol contestants and
3 judges as well as additional images from the American Idol TV show including
One of those rejected contestants, William Hung - the now famous contestant
#32716, is featured on one of the Song Cards with "She Bangs". William
has performed his version of this Ricky Martin song repeatedly since his departure
from the show and has become an unexpected media sensation.
One item of interest is that Simon Cowell, the well-known judge who often provides less
than flattering feedback and is portrayed as wanting all of the show's attention, is not
actually shown on any card in the set. Instead, the judge cards include Paula Abdul
and Randy Jackson who are joined by a third judge simply known as "Nasty".
Another interesting note is that the 32 Singer Cards may not match the "official"
32 contestants. The complete set purchased by the TCC Staff only matched for 31 of
the 32 contestants. In fact, one of the remaining 5 finalists is not in our set.
Instead, the 32nd card is of Donnie Williams.
Why the incorrect contestants? George Huff was not originally part of the 32 contestants.
Instead, he was inserted into the show after Donnie Williams was arrested on the suspicion
of DUI (more
details) and then removed from the show.
Apparently, Fleer had already begun production of the sets before this change in the contestant
lineup was made. The Fleer web site, however, does show a George Huff Singer Card
(click here to
view). Initial efforts to contact Fleer to determine how many of the Donnie Williams Singer
Cards were released in sets instead of the George Huff Singer Cards have not yet been answered.
As my favorite finalist, I'd like to get the 111th card of George Huff to complete our
The Singer Cards for the other remaining finalists in the competition are shown below:
If you're simply a fan of the American Idol TV show, looking to get started
with CCG or wanting an alternative game to play when time is short, the
American Idol Season 3 CCG is a great choice. One option for those of you
who are simply American Idol fans is to buy a set and attempt to get some of
the cards autographed through the mail by some of your favorite contestants.
Whatever your interest, the game includes nice images and moments from
Season 3 and can be fun for all ages in many ways. For less than $10, it's a
nice non-sports or gaming card buy.
Look for the complete 110-card game box set at retailers nationwide.
About the author
Bob Williams is the owner of TradingCardCentral.com, the one stop site for
sports and non-sports trading card enthusiasts. He has been collecting
sports, non-sports and gaming cards for over 20 years and has a personal
collection of over 0.5 million items.
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