Friday, September 14, 2012

A Blast from my Past

And yours, too, if you were reading blogs a year ago.

Greg, the Beard from The Mojo Beard and I were chatting the other night.  He's sort of dropped out of the card blogging scene.  Okay, no sort of.  He's out, but his name and legend of designing cards live in our minds.

He hasn't blogged in ages but he's still involved with cards.  He is assisting Ryan, of the defunct Card Cache blog, to bring Viceroy Cards to life.

Viceroy Cards' first release is a sketch card set, Cryptids, based on cryptozoology.  You know, the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence.

I've been interested in mythical creatures. Not enough to be a member of the International Cryptozoology Museum.  But I grew up in the Champlain Valley, on the western shore of Champ's watery home.  I don't know if Champ is specifically portrayed in this set or not.

Let's look at some of the cards.

Bruce Gerlach, artist
Now why didn't I have access to this card during Gint-A-Cuffs III?

Autumn Frederickson, artist
I guess that evolutionary process determined that the trout needed fur?

Beck Seashols, artist
And now we know how the chupacabra works.

These cards are a limited run.  Each one is truly a 1 of 1.  There is one sketch card per pack, plus a "surprise" or two.  The sketch cards come in a 100 pt magnetic holder. All cards in this set are the standard 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" in size.

From everything I've seen, they are a nice set of cards. They don't ship until September 25 but you can pre-order them now.

It is nice to see something fresh in the card market.  If you want to own some art, head over to Viceroy Cards and order up a pack or two.

1 comment:

  1. I love sketch cards and wish the Viceroy Card Co. the best of luck. I'd definitely consider purchasing a few packs if they ever dive into athletes or Star Wars characters.