Originally posted by H_Toser: Interestingly, the series has a link to our own Ted Dastick Jr! Ted did the art for the base cards.
I didn't do the artwork of the dog or that Dolly Madison painting on the link, but I did portraits of all the Presidents and First Ladies. Seeing the finished product is such a thrill, can't wait til the actual cards are released!
Posts: 1343 | Location: NJ | Registered: August 28, 2007
I had pre-ordered 5 boxes of this release as I had done the Horrors of War and was very pleased with the product. However, I was told by my local dealer yesterday that these were going to be $1500.00 per PACK! Of course I cancelled my pre-order! Can a dealer on our Card Talk site verify or dispute this? I hope this was a math error on my dealers part! Thank-you for any information!
Posts: 161 | Location: Harrisburg Pa U.S.A. | Registered: August 13, 2001
I still can't find a reason to like them cutting documents or correspondence for the signatures alone. I'd prefer to see them "custom frame/border" the full pages (similar to Allen & Ginter's framing of Mini's). Regardless, I'd love to know what they do with the 'scraps'. And I have no idea who the target demographic is either Ed. Whoever it is must have DEEP pockets for these rapid fire releases.
Posts: 281 | Location: Indiana | Registered: April 19, 2008
It is aimed at the high end sports card collector way more that non sport card collectors. There are LOTS of people out there in the sports card world that would take a gamble at hitting a huge card like the JFK/Monroe and making a substantial profit on their $1500 investment. Its high end gambling. There is a really solid core of presidential cut collectors as well, I have dealt with a couple in my days and they are serious about products like this.
Posts: 131 | Location: USA | Registered: June 24, 2010
The collecting community consists of a very wide spectrum of interest and economic means. For cards, some can only afford a base set of their favorites, others can afford items like this and most of us fall somewhere in between. I'm happy to know about things like this, even if I can't afford them. It's all good.
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Posts: 1454 | Location: New England | Registered: January 02, 2002