Bits and Bobs: Cave Postcard Sets

Way back in the mists of time I ran a little forum for a few friends, and one incredibly kind chap there held a competition to win two sets of official Cave postcards – if you could beat everyone else’s score on Mushihimesama Futari. The title of this topic and the background image of this blog should give you some idea who won ;)

In any case, to get to the part you’ll actually be interested in: Around 2009 Cave released two sets of postcards on their (apparently now defunct) online store with the incredibly catchy names “Postcard Set A” and “Postcard Set B” (their old website spiced things up by adding “Arcade History” to that too), with each card showing official art from various Cave games. There were ten cards per set, here’s the list of everything included and accompanying scans in matching order-

Postcard Set A (CVOG-0086):

Guwange (ぐわんげ)
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou (怒首領蜂大往生)
ESPgaluda (エスプガルーダ)
Ibara Black Label (鋳薔薇ブラックレーベル)
Pink Sweets (ピンクスゥイーツ)
Mushihimesama Futari (虫姫さまふたり)
Muchi Muchi Pork! (むちむちポーク!)
Deathsmiles Mega Black Label (デススマイルズ メガブラックレーベル)
DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu (怒首領蜂大復活)
Deathsmiles II (デススマイルズII)

GuwangeDDPDOJESPIbaraBLPink SweetsMushiFutariMuchiPorkDDPDFKPostcard reverse 

Postcard Set B (CVOG-0087):

ESP Ra.De. (エスプレイド)
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label (怒首領蜂大往生ブラックレーベル)
Ketsui (ケツイ)
Mushihimesama (虫姫さま)
Ibara (鋳薔薇)
Puzzle! Mushihimetama (パズル!虫姫たま)
ESPgaluda II (エスプガルーダII(UpperPart))
ESPgaluda II (エスプガルーダII(Lower Part))
Mushihimesama Futari Black Label (虫姫さまふたりブラックレーベル)
Deathsmiles (デススマイルズ)

ESPradeDDPDOJBLKetsuiMushiIbaramushitamaESPESPIIMushiFutariBL

You’ve probably noticed at this point that all the Deathsmiles cards are missing from my scans – fret not! I gave them to my Deathsmiles-bonkers Australian friend a while ago and he is at this very moment tearing apart his house trying to find them so they can be scanned and added to this post. As always happens when you need to find just one thing that you know you’ve seen but not had out for a while he can find absolutely anything and everything else, just not the thing he needs!