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Look What I Found Today…Marvel Dangerous Divas

I was doing a little Spring Cleaning of my collection and I came along this mini-master set… Marvel Dangerous Divas from Rittenhouse Archives

Base Set (72 Cards)

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Seductresses (9 Cards)

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Women of Marvel (12 Cards)

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Collectible Playing Cards… Why Not?

From time to time, this hobby can get boring.  Especially if you’re not one to go crazy over high-priced auto, or not into the “hottest” shows, or just plain done with sketch cards.  That’s where I’m at right now.  So, I thought I’d take a look at something a little different… Playing Cards.  Here is a set of X-Men playing cards I picked up…

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Marvel Pizza Promos At WalMart

Go down to your local Walmart and look for Marketside Pizza.  You’ll find them in the deli area, not the frozen foods.  If you find one with a Marvel movie character on the lid, then you’ll find a card of that character under the pizza!  There are four different cards: Thor, Loki, Captain America, and the Falcon.  Each card is oversized and measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  The back has a code for a $5 credit toward a Marvel movie on Vudu.  I picked up two today…

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Oh, and the pizza is actually pretty good too.


A Few New Custom Booklets

I just wanted to quickly post three new custom booklet cards I made.  I adjusted the template I was using so the measurements of the front and back measured up.  I think these came out better than the Spider-Man I posted awhile ago.  Let me know what you think of them…


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The Blacklist

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Disney Movie Club Collector Cards

There are some very cool Disney cards floating around out there that aren’t too well-known.  The Disney Movie Club has issued 5 x 7 Lenticular Collector Cards with each of their movies!  I don’t know whether every movie has one or if only certain ones do.  I’m not a member.  Maybe it’s only blu rays that have them and not DVDs, again, I’m not sure.  I picked up a couple of my favorites on Ebay.  Most folks who have them seem to think they should cost as much as a movie does.  I disagree so I had to be patient to get the ones that I did.  I can say that they are very nice.  I’m a sucker for lenticular cards anyway.

I’ll apologize now for the scans.  My scanner doesn’t handle lenticular too well…



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If you happen to be a Disney fan like I am, you might want to track down some of these… just don’t bid against me!

My First Custom Card

I’m not ashamed to say that I’m usually incredibly jealous when I see some custom cards that collectors make.  I’ve wanted to try my hand at it for a while but couldn’t get my time and creativity to match up.  I finally gave it a shot.  I made an Amazing Spider-Man booklet card for my son…

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Booklet cards are big in sports cards but haven’t made their way into the non-sports world yet.  Now I’ll admit, I have some work to do.  Some of my measurements could have been better and some of my cuts could be a little more precise.  But considering I made it with Office Publisher and printed the pics out on my inkjet printer, I’m happy with how it came out.  I think it will look great in an Ultra Pro Booklet Holder.  My son hasn’t seen it yet, but I’m sure he’s going to love it!

Now, all I want to do is make more!  Considering all the great movies that don’t get card sets anymore, there are plenty of subjects to work on.  Let me know what you think of it and stay tuned for some more custom cards.

Card Of The Week

I wanted to feature a random card from my collection this week so I looked for a card that really jumped out at me.  This one certainly did…

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This card comes from the Keith Parkinson Colossal Card set by FPG.  Why are they called “Colossal”?  Each card measures 6 3/4″ by 10″!  At this size, the artwork looks even more impressive than it does on the standard 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ that FPG used for most of its sets.  This set is made up of 50 cards and came out in 1996.  As a fantastic bonus, each box contained one autograph card numbered to 1500.

One of these days, I’ll get around to scanning the entire set.  Until then, enjoy this awesome card.

Disney’s Frozen Promo Cards

Seems wrong that this six card promo set is probably as close as we are going to get to a set of cards for Disney’s incredibly popular and successful animated movie Frozen

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I’m not sure when or where they were originally available, but I am sure that they are pretty cool!  Looks like another missed opportunity to get kids really excited about collecting cards.

Happy New Year!

Here’s a great set to start off 2014…

2013 Bench Warmer Hobby Gold Parallel Set

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Gift Cards Make The Perfect Gift

Only 6 days left until Christmas!  It’s crunch time for shoppers.  Millions of dollars will be spent over the next few days on gifts.  A large percentage of that will undoubtedly be spent on gift cards.  So, to continue my holiday theme, let’s take a look at a variety of collectible Christmas Gift Cards.

Any conversation on gift cards has to begin with Disney.  Over the years, they have issued hundreds of different cards.  Some of their most popular are their various holiday cards.  Here are a couple of their most recent…

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The winner for having the most Christmas Gift Cards has got to go to… Walmart.  Here is just a very small sample of from various years…

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Collectible Gift Cards can be cool for a few reasons.  The fact they are made of plastic make them almost indestructible.  The rounded corners help with that too.  Also, they can be pretty cheap and easy to get.  I bought all these off Ebay for about $0.30 each.  A nice alternative to new overpriced cards.  You can’t beat that.  Both of those reasons also make them ideal for getting kids interested in cards.  My kids love ’em!

***Come show off your favorite cards at my Google+ Community Everything Non-Sports!***

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