DIY Sketch Cards – Brilliant? Rip-Off? …Or Brilliant Rip-Off?

Check out this product I saw in Previews (which is a sort of monthly catalog for those who frequent comic book stores) …

DIY Card Set solicitation

If you don’t feel like zooming in on the image, here’s what it says:

DIY: CREATE YOUR OWN TRADING CARD SET

Make your own artist edition sketch card set! Each box comes with 260 blank 18pt thick sketch cards. Also included are wrappers that can be used to make your own packs.
Set…..$30.00

On one hand, it’s kind of a neat idea to make one’s own sketch card set.

On the other hand, they’re selling a package full of blank cardboard for $30.

I’d like to think that it’s artist-quality cardboard – acid-free and all that – but they don’t say that.  Hopefully it is… but it may not be.

My favorite part of the whole thing is when you go to what appears to be their website (sidekicklab.com) and click on the “About” tab, this is what it says:

“This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many pages like this one or sub-pages as you like and manage all of your content inside of WordPress.”

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

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One thought on “DIY Sketch Cards – Brilliant? Rip-Off? …Or Brilliant Rip-Off?

  1. On one hand, I think it’s cool to be able to buy blank trading cards. On the other, the price is too high. With double the cards or half the price I’d be happy – if I can fit it through my printer. Pre-cut printable trading card-sized stock would be awesome to make my own customs without having to worry about cutting properly or having those perforations. I bet that already exists, and I just need to find it.

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