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Hi,
I have been a silent member for a while now and just wanted to share some customs I've done for myself and others as a way to make the hobby my own.My interest first sparked when I had a custom card made for me My a great card maker from another sports forum,I was bit by the bug instantly.I have spent last year or so perfecting my methods and trying new things and materials,most of the success was accidental.I enjoy making sports as well as non-sport type customs along with other graphic designers.I work with a really talented member on another forum.Most of what I have built in the past was my idea but not my graphic work.I am currently learning digital graphics and I have a few in the process of completion that I created and built on my own.Most of what I build are booklets similar to the sports ones put out by the big companies.I use certified autographs when I can especially if they are damaged and sometimes I am the one damaging them.I am not sure how others feel about that but that's what I do.I will post a few here so feel free to comment or criticize as that is what helps make a better custom.

As a kid in the 80's nothing could tear my brother and I away from the tube while watching The Dukes of Hazzard. As a tribute of sorts to the iconic show my graphic designer and I came up with this booklet design to house these cut autographs.Needless to say I am really happy with the results and the build of this nostalgic booklet.This is my first non-sport custom quad auto booklet.Any feedback is welcome from the community and thanks for the look. -Steve




















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Here's another nostalgic sitcom booklet I wanted to build.I co-created the graphics with another graphic designer have been waiting on the autos to become available to build it.I personally love this show today as much as I did as a teen in the 90's.This booklet was a blast to make and I hope you enjoy it.Any feedback/questions are welcome from the community and thanks for the look.

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Those are really nice, well done on making those. Thumb Up Clap

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Great looking work. How do you cut the section out for the autographs?

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Just wonderful!!! I have seen some other people on other sites do these and they all look good!I would love to do these but I just can't bring myself to cut out a autograph.

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Very cool. I like the idea of creating a neat way to display autograph collections beyond just having them in a binder.

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Thanks fellas.I try and use sticker autos which usually don't get much love in the hobby anyways.Also when I make a booklet I only cut the autograph as long as I am making it a more significant card.



Here's a few more.

This was another personal booklet that I am sure most if not all can connect with.I worked very close with my graphic designer on this one as it's always a blast to relive a classic.Since I built it Jeff Cohen has come out with a certfied sticker auto in a Topps 75th product.I am in process of making a second addition which will have the 4 main characters.



























This was my first Sci-Fi themed booklet to build and I could not be happier with the results.I believe the booklet was built for a member on this forum.





















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wow...thats incredible. Just like the Topps booklets in Supreme and other high end sports products. Just outstanding. Some company reps should take note!

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Great looking customs! I've made a couple custom booklets too, but nothing with autos. These are impressive.

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Thanks again fellas,Here's a few more.

I built this one for a guy who wanted something special done for his son who is also the young fan on the cover.He's a big fan of the band and was actually at one of their concerts and got the bands autographs and the very photo used for the cover.

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This was made for a gentleman who wanted a special piece done from the 90's Batman film featuring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.The autos were from PSA/DNA certified 8x10's on 2 different media types.The trick was coming up with a window that fit both very large and odd shaped autos.I also wanted it to have significance rather than just a standard squared off window.....behold the Bat.The booklet is oversized at about 3.5 x 5 and 1/4 thick.


In addition I incorporated the PSA/DNA stickers into the card as I would a cut autograph.I did get the idea from a fellow who did it with MLB cert stickers once.This was a little tricky as everything has to come together just right or else.


























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Just finished this one up.This was my first crack at designing a theme booklet on my own.I did have some help with the character cuts from my designer as well as some direction with the format.Other than that this was my baby and I'm pretty happy with the results.I know we have a few Horror fans on here and the inspiration for the booklet came from that.Thanks for the look.
























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Very Nice Thumb Up
 
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Very nice looking booklets, but I have to say that I die a little when I see cards cut up like this. Don't get me wrong. They are your cards to do with as you please, and I respect that. It just hurts because there are so many that I'd like to have.

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Originally posted by fuchaldream:
Very nice looking booklets, but I have to say that I die a little when I see cards cut up like this. Don't get me wrong. They are your cards to do with as you please, and I respect that. It just hurts because there are so many that I'd like to have.


Enjoy your cards in whatever way makes you the happiest.



I do understand where your coming from.I also realize these may not appeal to everyone considering how many non-sport collectors are out there.I do appreciate your stance and willingness to understand one's expression of the hobby.

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I think it is a great idea, especially for the booklets that have no card set.
 
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Can't tell you how much I like the Batman and the Horror cards. Cool

I'll be going to a horror-themed painting/modeling/special F/X show at the end of this month. Among the many special guests this year will be all four Cenobites from Hellraiser II. I plan on getting all four of their autos on 8x10's for my autograph collection. I was just thinking that if I wasn't already spending a ton of cash that weekend it would be cool to get four "extra" Cenobite autos and have a card like the one you did made up. Smile

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Show off the SOA booklet.

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Absolutely amazing idea! I love it. A fresh new approach to non sport card collecting. great job. I would kill for that Goonies card. Any chance you have an extra or plan on making these? I would pick one up in a snap!
 
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Thanks so much guys.

dcole-That would make a great booklet I agree.

HIM-See below and thanks for the request.

beamer-I plan on building another as Jeff Cohen has a certified auto out.It will probably be PC,but if you like shoot me an email at Gucd231@yahoo.com if your interested in one.


With the upcoming release I want give a tribute of sorts and build a booklet of the show.While I wish I had more time to watch the series I can appreciate the great story line.
The booklet has a 'crossed lovers' theme since those are the autos I chose to use.Thanks for the look. -Steve
























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