Posts tagged 'Trading Cards':

My Dads Record Collection series 1 trading cards

August 5, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in My Dads Record Collection.

artomat vending pack

This is the packaging I made up for single pack sales via Art-O-Mat machines.  They asked for one sample, but I made up three to send them.  Dimensions are slightly smaller than standard trading cards, since they have to fit into a 2-1/8″ by 3-1/4″ by 7/8″ package.  Still made like the regular cards, with wax paper wrapping, but more like the original tabacco trading cards.  I’ll send them with the paper work to Art-O-Mat tomorrow.  Got my fingers crossed.

Sketch and Signature packs

July 30, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in The Art Hustle 1.

signature and sketch packets

Each box gets 10 signature cards, and 2 original art cards.  Cardhacks sends us numbered packets, with the allocated sets for the numbered box.  Really cool to open them up, and see all the art cards.  Many of the artists doodled on their signature cards, some even modifying them with cutouts and paint.  Love the Godbeast art cards.   Jesse Moore and Jason Atomic  cards are always in my favorites list.

wrapping Suckpax series 1 wax packs

July 21, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in Suckpax 1.

wrapping wax packs

All of the wax packs are hand folded.  A board holding the 36 stacks of 7 cards each are brought to the wrapping station, and crack trained personnel utilize the official folding method. This reproduces the set of creases and folds of the vintage (pre-1990) packs.

Before 1991, folded wax paper wrappers was the norm for trading cards.  Around 1990 the first cellophane wrapped packs started appearing, and soon the foil end crimp packs.  I have been on the hunt for an automatic folding machine, but have not found one yet.  The closest I have come is Chicago 1996.  I spoke with an executive with General Packaging, who said their last wrapping machine was broken up for scrap metal that year.


Mascot pet rock?

The rock is heated, and used to seal packs?

Zen contemplation object for mental health of folders?

Special insert?

boxing up suckpax

After the 36 packs are wrapped, they go into the box.

Yes, there will be gum

July 8, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in packaging, The Art Hustle 1.

gum for trading card packs

Our number one comment from people seeing the Suckpax 1 card packs was “Is there gum?”

So of course we had to have gun for The Art Hustle series.  The real deal, a stick is going into every pack.

Burning rare Suckpax 1 cards

July 8, 2010 - no comments. Posted by in Suckpax 1.

burning Suckpax 1 cards
Certain cards were deemed to be made “scarce”.  Four different base cards were selected to have fewer exist than the rest of the base set, and the three different chase cards were also reduced in quantity.  I suggested burning them, to ensure scarcity, and we proceeded behind the SideKick Lab facility to make a campfire and begin operation scarcity.  I was tending the fire, and a few half-burned cards fluttered out of the flames.  The Sucklord began picking them up to tuck back into the fire, and I saw a light bulb switch on over his head.  “These have got to go into the packs!” he said.   We imagined the WTF moments that would occur as collectors opened packs and found burnt remnants of rare cards in their hands.  They might think that there had been a fire at the packaging plant, or some kind of sleazy carny working in the assembly plant might have used a card to light his stogie, then tucked it into a pack to hide the evidence.

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