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Old 12-30-2013, 11:27 PM   #526 (permalink)
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Last addition for 2013. This time it's a bigger piece (9x12). Didn't intend to get anything else, but couldn't pass this up at Sara's price:
Still plenty of time to sneak in another purchase this year. I picked up an Avengers Assemble card she did off sketchcollectors last week. Just to much competition to make the list this month.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:32 AM   #527 (permalink)
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That O'Connell Dawn is amazing. Can't imagine how much more awesome it looks in person.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #528 (permalink)
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I will try to not turn this into "Dear Diary" time, but it's been a while since I've participated on the site. Shortly after New Year's, my little canine buddy for the last 11 years got very sick and had to be put down in the middle of the month. Added to that is the stress of going through a mortgage refi and another hefty tax bill for last year, so I decided to step away before I engaged in too much "retail therapy"

I still won't be buying anything for a while, but I've missed participating on the non-sports boards and giving my feedback on your questions and great pick-ups. So, I probably won't be adding thing to this thread for a couple months, but I'll be back in the game at some point.

Anyway, here are a couple of additions from 2 Batman boxes I picked up with my eBay Bucks last month.


Jomar Bulda - Batman, ??, & Two-Face



Travis Watson - Professor Hugo Strange
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Jomar Bulda - Batman, ??, & Two-Face
I think its just supposed to be both sides of Two-Face's face?
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I think its just supposed to be both sides of Two-Face's face?
Ah, gotcha--that was going a little more abstract than I was giving him credit for

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This year has been an all out assault on my card budget, but I've been able to pick up a few things here and there the last couple of months. Looking forward to picking up more again in the coming weeks.

First, not a sketch, but I picked up one of the SoA metal promo cards thinking I might try to do the set. After seeing the cards now, I'm not so sure--so this might be up for trade down the road.



Thanks to Zerostreet (Robert Jimenez) for alerting me to one of his puzzle pieces being available. I'm just missing one piece now.

Here's the addition:



And here's the puzzle:

MISSING


Also picked up a few Perna Studios sketches:

Sam Agro


Eric McConnell


Anthony Tan
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Super cool MA puzzle. Hope you find the last piece. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

I thought the SOA set has a pretty solid auto lineup...otherwise the rest is kinda weak.
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Super cool MA puzzle. Hope you find the last piece. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

I thought the SOA set has a pretty solid auto lineup...otherwise the rest is kinda weak.
Thank you, sir.

I agree about the auto lineup--it's pretty much perfect, but I just don't like how the cards look that much. I was also really hoping they'd have some show-worn patches as rare wardrobe items or redemptions.
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Thank you, sir.

I agree about the auto lineup--it's pretty much perfect, but I just don't like how the cards look that much. I was also really hoping they'd have some show-worn patches as rare wardrobe items or redemptions.
They really should have had the small rectangle patches (Show-Worn): "Redwood Original" "Men oh Mayhem" etc... as redemptions. It would have been cool to have like a Chase 1/1 redemption of the Huge Samcro curved patch, framed or something like that.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:04 PM   #535 (permalink)
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I love it when you discover you have subconsciously started a sub-group of your collection. Apparently I have a thing for rock star sketches. Here's another one for the group--finally landed a Desbois sketch and this is an oversized (5x7) SDCC exclusive sketch from Woodstock Generation:




If you're interested, I've created a gallery of my music-related sketches:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/monkey...7644770064811/
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That's a really cool sketch!
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:38 PM   #537 (permalink)
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I've been busy with SoA stuff (I ended up doing the set) and I forgot to scan in these PSCs I picked up from Zerostreet's (Robert Jimenez) Memorial Day sale.

First, I keep all doodles that artists include with the package. Especially when they include a monkey.



And here are the cards--Robert does great work, you can really tell that he spends a good deal of time on each card.

Hermey Meets The Grinch


Krampus


Hellboy


The Punisher


Batman
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #538 (permalink)
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Those are great. Especially the Hellboy one.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #539 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting McGee! Glad you like them!

I tried to give the Punisher card the look of an old faded comic... Hard to capture that with a scan.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:32 PM   #540 (permalink)
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It feels good to finally get this thread updated. After a series of expensive events ate up my card money, I'm happy to say I'm back collecting again.

I'm doing a few things differently this time around:

*I'm going to focus on pieces (not necessarily cards) that are either in an "artistic" style or traditional comic art style. I'm done with the ultra-realistic stuff. While I still admire the realistic art, there's just too many questions on methods for me to feel good about paying top dollar for the work.

*I'm picking up a few things I've had my eye on for a while right now, but longer-term I will be focusing much more on quality versus quantity--I have too many cards in my PC as it is to continue with buying everything I like

*My busting wax days are largely behind me--as much as I love the unknown, it's just too hard to move the things I don't want to keep the cards in my house to a manageable level since I won't be selling anything going forward

Here's what came in yesterday--all from BO's own Zerostreet, aka Robert Jimenez:

Mars Attack alien - 6x8.5"


Stars Wars Illustrated AR - Vader & Friends


Winter Warlock PSC



If you're into Zerostreet's work like I am, you can find his PSCs and AR/AP cards (along with other items) here: Home tikitower Online Store Powered by Storenvy
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I really dig RJ's Mars Attacks stuff. Nice addition. I ended up picking up 5 of his MA:I sketch cards to go along with the larger piece I won at NYCC.
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Glad to see you back picking up some sketch cards and posting in this thread. Looking forward to seeing what you've been picking up!
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Cool, thanks for posting! Glad you like them!
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Thanks guys--got a couple GR sketches in coming, two packed out sketches from Zerostreet, and another beautiful PSC from VOC (I'll make an exception to my realism rule for her )
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #545 (permalink)
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I really dislike the 2014 Premier sketch card design, so it takes something pretty cool for me to get over that. I thought this one qualified.

William Allan Reyes (WAR)
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Good stuff, Robert. Thanks for sharing it MonkeyMcGee
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