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Old 05-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #351 (permalink)
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Wow monkey, that was quite a collection you had going on there. If only one day mine can be that extensive. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks--yeah, I went nuts out of the gates

I'm bummed more of my hinged sketches aren't showing up, so I'm going to see what other option are available to post these for free.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #352 (permalink)
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Two more Spellcasters came in today:

Lak Lim


Nestor Celario
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:21 PM   #353 (permalink)
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I've got a few more in transit and then I'm going to be taking an acquisition break for a little while (unless something amazing pops up ).

I had to sell all my Charles Hall sketches earlier this year, so I was happy when I pulled one from SPACE and then I was surprised I won this one:



I know we collectors can be fickle, but I believe this may be my favorite Charles Hall yet. He captures the cockiness of Han so well here. Considering Han is probably my favorite sci-fi character (I'm not a big sci-fi guy), this was a no-brainer to pick up.

In addition to sending this out in record time (I won this on Sunday night), Charles apparently is putting these cards in little envelops with wax seals now--very cool
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I'm not a big sci-fi guy
possibly the only sketch card collector that isn't?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #355 (permalink)
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possibly the only sketch card collector that isn't?
LOL--I'll tell you how weird I am: I didn't actually read a superhero comic cover to cover until I was in my mid-20s.

The only comics I read growing up were Archie and the related titles. My sci-fi exposure was limited to the major Star Wars and Star Trek movies and TV shows.

In fact, I couldn't stand superheroes or science fiction. It wasn't until I heard they started making them a little darker that I had any interest in them. I did enjoy the first Tim Burton Batman movie, but that was such a huge pop culture event that it doesn't really qualify.

I won't bore you with my theories about why I was like this, but that's the background.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:17 PM   #356 (permalink)
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Hah! I didn't read my first comic book until I was 31 (yeah, it was last year at this time!). Although I've read a couple over the past year, I still don't make a habit of it. However, I have loved all the movies and cartoons since I was a kid. I remember watching X-Men on Saturdays and collecting the old Impel X-Men trading cards. Picking up a box of those off eBay to relive my youth about 18 months ago (and then finding out they still made Marvel trading cards) is how this whole sketch card collection thing started.... What an expensive trip down memory lane that turned out to be!
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:25 PM   #357 (permalink)
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Still had one Premier single hinge holder left, so I picked up this sweet Puis Calzada sketch:

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #358 (permalink)
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One of the nicer hinged from that set. Maybe just me but, it seems like most of the artists kind of hurried those hinged ones. That one is NICE!
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One of the nicer hinged from that set. Maybe just me but, it seems like most of the artists kind of hurried those hinged ones. That one is NICE!
Thanks--it looks really nice in person too. I'm glad the seller used the back scan of the card instead of the inside for his eBay listing or someone else probably would have snagged it.

I've had quite a few of the hinged sketches pass through my hands and I'd say overall the art was pretty good on those. I agree there were a few artists who didn't seem to put as much effort in, but I thought the average quality was even better than the base sketch cards (which I already think pretty highly of).

One tidbit I learned is that many artists were paid for the hinged sketches at the normal sketch card rate. So perhaps that affected how much time some artists put into them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #360 (permalink)
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Thanks--it looks really nice in person too. I'm glad the seller used the back scan of the card instead of the inside for his eBay listing or someone else probably would have snagged it.
Seriously! The inside is outstanding. The outside is done well too, although I think the expression on Thanos is very un-Thanos like. Its more of a Joker smile.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Not much beats a lunch break mailday

2 more sketches from Spellcasters

Meghan Hetrick




Nestor Celario

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #362 (permalink)
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One more Spellcasters by Sam Agro

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #363 (permalink)
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This day is a little bittersweet. It was a very nice mailday, but it will be the last one for a while.

I've had some other priorities come up that will require my card money and I'm going to hold off on picking up any new stuff for a few months at least.

I'll still be hanging around the forums, but probably not as much as I have been since it's easier for me not to give in when I'm not reading about sketch cards a few times a day. Some of you may have noticed I've already been doing that--I'm sure it's been slightly quieter without all my threads being created

I do have 8 Women of Zorro packs coming at in some point this summer that I bought earlier this year, so I'll post those when I get them. Not really sure why I got those, but we'll see how they look.

Anyway, on to the reason you're here--the mailday starts off with one more Spellcasters sketch by Lak Lim



The next group of PSC came from a batch that the Fraim Brothers put up on eBay. I got them for great prices IMO. For those budget-conscious collectors, you really can't go wrong with the amazing deals you can find on PSCs *if* you aren't really worried about selling them later. I think the art is great and the prices can't be beat.



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Old 05-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #364 (permalink)
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I did notice there wasn't much going on the last couple of evenings.... Oh well. I heard the previews for WoZ look pretty damn good. Good luck with your break when they arrive.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #365 (permalink)
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It's been hard not getting new stuff in, but it's a good chance to revisit some of my older stuff that was posted earlier and now has broken links.

Sara Richard




Elvin Hernandez

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #366 (permalink)
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you tricked me... not that I didn't enjoy seeing some of those old cards
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #367 (permalink)
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you tricked me... not that I didn't enjoy seeing some of those old cards
Sorry--I guess in a roundabout way I was trying to trick myself, if that makes you feel any better

I'll definitely limit my broken link retrospectives to the times when the urge to get new cards gets especially bad
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #368 (permalink)
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I had to apply a crowbar to the wallet, but I managed to get out a little money to grab this one by one of artists I really liked from Marvel Premier

Layron DeJarnette



I have another low-cost acquisition in transit and then that will probably be it for another month
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #369 (permalink)
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This was my other June pickup (just realized I didn't scan it):

Amber Shelton



And thanks to the miracle of eBay Bucks, I picked up these two (one free, one heavily discounted):

Fraim Brothers



And filled out one of my 2 remaining triple hinge MP sketch holders with this Kate Bradley:

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #370 (permalink)
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Here's my haul from my Women of Zorro packs:

Bill McKay


Chris Johnson


Fer Galicia


Freddy Lopez



Marco Carrillo


Mary Bellamy


Stefanie Battalene


Val Hochberg
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I'm not usually a big Fer fan, but that sketch is a beauty.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #372 (permalink)
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I'm not usually a big Fer fan, but that sketch is a beauty.
Thanks--that one, the McKay, and the Hochberg were my favorites. I was glad to get one of Mary's sketches as well
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And the McKay is a rare if I recall... so a pretty good hit I enjoy his stuff generally. He always does a solid job. Tried to get some Cherry AEs but he was all out by the time I contacted him.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #374 (permalink)
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I was glad I was able to win this one within my budget. I was a big fan of the Casper comics as a kid. And while whimsical and humorous, this crossover could have actually happened: Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #128 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

Anyway, here's the sketch by Floyd:

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #375 (permalink)
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My search alert spit out an inked webber female ghost rider cover with a pretty low starting bid and pretty high shipping... you should take a look
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