We all know about photocards and how popular they are in the Kpop fandom. Every Kpop fan collects them or at least thinks about collecting them. So much so that many superfans have collections full of hundreds if not thousands of cards that they have collected throughout the years, spending a lot of money, and taking a lot of care to preserve them.
Kpop standom knows no bounds and it is a favourite pastime of many kpop fans.
History of Photocards
First, we will talk about the history of photocards. If you are a superfan who has delved into the history of modern kpop, you probably know this but if you don’t, that’s alright too. We are, after all, here to inform you.
When the TVXQ group released their new album all the way back in 2007, their managing label, SM Entertainment, released the very first photocards with them. Only available in Japan, they didn’t exactly catch on as the Kpop craze level wasn’t nearly as high at that time.
But then, in 2010, SM Entertainment tried the photocard idea again with their girl group ‘SNSD’. This time the trend caught on. And as we know, today, photocards are such a phenomenon that even western artists have begun including them with their physical album sales.
Now, let us look at some of the most popular Kpop photocards & photocard albums right now.
LOVE YOURSELF 'ANSWER' BOX
Celebrating BTS’s superhit album ‘Love Yourself: Answer’, this box contains very valuable photocards of all the members of the group.
2017 BBMAS PHOTOCARD
An incredibly valuable photocard from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, where BTS made history by becoming the first Kpop group to win an award at the BBMAs and caused an internet frenzy over their appearance.
OFFICIAL 30 PIECE SET EXO LOVE SHOT PHOTOCARD SET
‘LOVE SHOT’, a photocard set from one of the most iconic photoshoots for the group, ‘EXO’.
OFFICIAL SNSD HOLIDAY NIGHT PHOTOCARDS
SNSD, aka Girls’ Generation, are one of the most iconic Kpop bands in history due to the pivotal shift they signified with their appearance into the industry as people started taking interest in girl groups again. This photocard set celebrates their latest album release.
OFFICIAL NCT CHERRY BOMB PHOTOCARDS
This is a photocard set from the Cherry Bomb premiere of the NCT-127, the EP that was the catalyst that plunged the group into fame and mainstream success. A classic from that era of the band, preserved into photocards that you can grab!
OFFICIAL MONSTA X MEMBER PHOTOCARDS WITH AN 8 PIECE SET
No Mercy was a very eye-catching survival show, through that formed Monsta X, a group that is known for its heavy beats and sharp style. And the boys are just as eye-catching to look at if we’re being honest. This 8-piece photocard set shows exactly those eye-catching boys that one would love to have on the back of their phones.
YOUNG FOREVER COLLECTION PHOTOCARD
The BTS boys released Young Forever, which became their 2nd consecutive album to chart #1 on Billboard Hot 100. Grabbing headlines and attention all over the world, this album became one of their most successful and warranted many remixes too. The photocards highlight the best parts of that album and our favourite boys, of course.
TAEHYUNG TV DRAMA PHOTOCARD
Kpop heartthrob Taehyung made his TV debut in 2016 and lit the screen on fire. Though it was only a supporting role, it caught immense attention. And so, photocards to commemorate this were released. Grab your Taehyung photocards now. Because they are gush-worthy.
2018 BTS x PUMA PHOTOCARD
We love our BTS boys, and we love it when they look stylish. Though, to be honest, they always look stylish, don’t they? So, when they collaborated to become brand ambassadors to Puma’s new line of outfits, we had to grab some of that spice for ourselves. Take a look at this set, and tell us it won’t sizzle you up.
'FAKE LOVE' MV PHOTOCARD
Fake Love made us swoon. One of the most iconic Kpop songs of all time, and we still haven’t had our fill of it. And when the group released the MV for it, we were blown away. The boys looked even better than they usually do. The photocards that came with it were a blessing. And now, that blessing is here for you to avail.
These are just some of the photocard sets that we have in our brilliant collection. Aren’t they great? We definitely love them and the idols on them. And we know that they would look brilliant on the back of your phones. So, if you are tempted, go over to these photocard sets on our website to buy now!