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> Sketch Cards, That didn't cost an arm and a leg

post Jan 29 2012, 05:39 PM
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For sometime I've been into and interested in sketch cards. I just don't see spending upwards of $100 or more. Usually they start around $40 or $50 bucks. My max limit on any card is generally $30.

I think I will try to keep this thread up for when I get new sketch cards.

Now in my book there are two types of sketch cards. There are the real true sketch cards where an artist puts pencil and/or pen and ink to cardboard and a mini-masterpiece is born. You can be almost 100% sure that those are true 1/1s. Even drawing the same "drawing" it is very unlikely that two drawings will be "exactly" the same. These cards will probably not have anything on the back.

Then there is the Manufactured sketch card that is part of a card set from one of the big card companies. Those usually have some sort of pre-designed border on the front that limits the artist a little as far as using the edges of the "canvas" is concerned. These could quite possibly be photocopies of a sketch transferred to a card, and the back might have some identification stuff on the back. I don't think a big greedy card company now-a-days would let something slip by without some kind of identifying mark or copyright info. But I might be wrong.

So my first two entries on this are a couple of cards I got from Ebay directly from the Artist Mark Spears. Both are pencil sketches with no markings on the backs. Shipping costs were just $2.00 and the envelope was a bubble mailer.

The first card was only 99 the subject Catwoman.
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The second card was a bit more (but still well within my cheapskate budget) at $4.99. The subject Black Cat (from The Amazing Spider-Man comics).
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I love how Spidey is peaking his head in from the doorway.

I have a Batgirl Sketch card coming soon. Completely different artist. It costs a bit more but has greater detail and looks to be in pen and inks.

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