Numerous card variations comes as no surprise to me when the issuer/manufacturer is a printer as they need to demonstrate their printing capabilities to the card public at large. At least we are given a chance to collect them all buy purchasing additional copies of NSU. Hopefully without any being printed in ridiculous low numbers.
Posts: 2116 | Location: United Kingdom | Registered: October 14, 2001
I will gladly take whatever promo comes in my issue, but this is exactly why I stopped persuing the previous set and will not buy the new one. It was fun for a while, but then I just gave up. I'm not as young as I used to be!
Posts: 2502 | Location: USA | Registered: November 08, 2009
While it is a great looking promo card, 10 variations? And I echo a lot of the comments on this forum. It will be next to impossible to get all 10 variations, and if you are able to, probably will cost a fortune.
Posts: 5347 | Location: Warrenton, Virginia, USA | Registered: January 08, 2001
As stated above by John, we at Versicolor just wanted to show the different types of printing we could do. We wanted to do something different, new and fun. Even with these variations, we still haven't printed more than we did with Bettie Page Box 1. You don't necessarily need to "get them all," we thought it would just be exciting to see which one you get in your issue. And by the way, they were inserted in a 1 in 4 ratio. But they were completely random so it may not fall exactly, FYI. We hope you enjoy them either way and promise not to do so many variations in the future. :-)This message has been edited. Last edited by: Versicolor,
I don't understand why people are upset - you don't need every version, the image and text are the same on each card, I really think getting every different promo is more desireable than every variant.
Posts: 2910 | Location: Crystal Lake, IL | Registered: December 04, 2000
I really can't see the problem. I really enjoyed tracking down the 9 promos that were brought out for Charmed Season 1. I'm not collecting the release, but I may go for the promos just because it's a little different to the norm.
Posts: 3804 | Location: United Kingdom | Registered: April 21, 2004
I don't see any problem either. I will also be happy with any of the promos and if you want all the different versions most of us have the ability to trade for other cards so it can be done without spending all kinds of money.
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We got in some sample promos today and so I have had a chance to see most of the actual cards. I hadn't seen them before when I wrote the blog item...just the image posted above.
First of all, the card is a beauty. Richard Pace's art is top notch.
Most of the card variations are not all that different, and the difference in finish on some is hard to spot. In fact, you might not even know you're holding cards with two different finishes. People who have a single card may be hard pressed to say which it is. So it's not like other variations in Versicolor's promos where the cards are completely different from one another. The card we did last year in the magazine (BP9-NSU and BP9a-NSU), for example, used two totally different images. And the ones we did at the Philly Show had completely different listings of artists names on the back. These are much more subtle and I guess it will vary from collector to collector whether they feel they need to own more then one. As Billy said above, though, this will greatly show off some of the printing formats Versicolor is capable of.
Now having said this, there are a couple of versions that do look pretty different... specifically, the metallic ones as they have a grey metallic background.