Originally Posted by mikecthomas
My first sketch ever was a pencil drawing by Davd Rabbitte. Simple, clean, and cool. I loved it, and I still do. I'm sure the compensation for sketch card artists has been debated to no end on these forums, but as a collector, art is art. Whether it's the pencil card I got, or the Charles Hall Elektra I pulled from the same set. Love em' both.
If I was making a living at this (i.e. buying and selling cards for profit) I can see myself being pissed investing such a huge amount of money ($100) and not getting something that was worth $200.00, or even $50.00. I can also see that the stock market is a much better place to invest money.
buying 100 dollar boxes hoping for a hit is not an investment, even if the buyer thinks it is, it is a gamble..