Card of the Day: My Wedding Trading Card

Only fitting that my first post back after getting married features the card I had given away as a wedding favor to my family and friends who attended my wedding a couple of days ago.

The design was done by myself and actually took awhile to do because of the specifications needed to get it printed and looking good. But it was all worth it in the end as the card turned out perfect. The back of the card was my favorite part of the card as I was able to utilize a great picture and create an image that looks sort of like the writing is on the wall.

Overall, it was definitely a great conversation piece during the reception as it seemed like everyone wanted me to talk about how I made the cards and how nice they were. It’s definitely a great idea for any card collector. If you have any questions about it, shoot me an email.

And now I leave for my honeymoon. I’m going to try and set up a few posts for when I’m gone, but I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to churn out tonight. I have some reviews I NEED to post, but time has been an issue.

But I’ll be back to posting full time in a week and a half or so.

 

Card of the Day: 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Game Used SIGnificance Dan Patrick Auto

With 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball released and some hot celebrity cards being pulled, like Kate Upton, it makes me ponder about the actual use of celebrities in sports card products.

For me, I know my opinion on the topic and stick with it. If you want celebrities in your products, they better be sports related. Having one set with a mix of celebrities is really as far as it goes before I want my head to explode. Allen & Ginter is it for me. However, having a related celebrity in other products isn’t terrible.

For instance, this Dan Patrick card is a great addition to the product because he is recognizable and directly relates to sports and the sport this card was inserted in, unlike Guy Fieri or boxers.

Dan Patrick not only was a great anchorman on SportsCenter, he is now a great radio host. Having his autograph would be an honor for any sports card collector or even fan and the card looks great.

Card of the Day: 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Arnold “Red” Auerbach Cut Auto

Sorry for the blurry scan, it was the only one on eBay I liked enough to showcase here.

Some of you may be wondering why I would showcase this Red Auerbach cut autograph here on my blog today. Am I a huge Celtics fan? No, not really. Am I celebrating that Lebron James won’t get nearly as many rings as this guy has? Heh, could be.

Red Auerbach started his career at George Washington University.

But why is that so important? Today, I was accepted into George Washington University Graduate School to get my Master’s degree in Security and Safety Leadership.

I thought I would showcase the best athlete and one of the most iconic coaches in professional sports history to come from this university. GWU isn’t known for it’s athletics, but Red is one of those figures you know no matter which sport you follow.

Soon, once I enroll in this school, him and I will share the same honor to attend this university.