Curling Customs – Last Mention Of Gold Medals And Anastasia Bryzgalova

I’m sure people are saying “Get back to the baseball cards already!” but I have one more post to get the Olympics out of my system… and at any rate I’ve put a lot of work into these and I want to get them out here.

When I started planning these last fall, I was thinking of the different types of customs I might be making, and while I was thinking of making “postseason” customs…

I thought the USA would be competitive, but I wasn’t sure about medals, especially after the Men got off to a 2-4 start in round-robin play… but the bad start almost seemed to take the pressure off, the team beat Canada in the 7th game and never looked back.

Next thing we knew, John Shuster’s team had beaten Canada for the second time to get to the Gold Medal game…

…and then shocked everybody by scoring 5 in the 8th end against a dominant Swedish team.  The next thing we know…

It’s Gold Medal time, baby!

I don’t have the time or inclination to get into much more about the Olympics themselves, but I wanted to share a few other cards and tell you about where to go to see the rest of the ones I made (there are quite a few).

By popular request, here’s Anastasia Bryzgalova again.

Say what you want about her, she doesn’t seem to be one of these people who pose for pictures biting her medal.  I won’t say that such behavior is good or bad, but I really do not get it.

I was also rooting for the USA women as well…

…but they didn’t make it out of the pack, so I ended up rooting for the Japanese women, who always seem so excited and happy to be there.  The Japanese women’s team beat Great Britain in the Bronze Medal game.

The Korean women surprised by taking Silver won a whole lot of fans in South Korea and elsewhere.

The Swedish women won Gold.

Here are a few other customs that I thought worth sharing in the blog…


If you’d like to see more of these, I’ve posted all of these plus another 25+ more “unpublished” customs over in my 2018 TSR Curling Gallery.  Yeah, I really went nuts with these.

As always, I enjoyed doing these and I hope you enjoyed them as well!

9 thoughts on “Curling Customs – Last Mention Of Gold Medals And Anastasia Bryzgalova

    • Using the curling stone did get some consideration, as did putting the “house” down there, but I decided it worked best without anything… which was just as well since “Anastasia Bryzgalova” takes up the whole bottom of the card.

  1. Night Owl’s comment about Tabitha Peterson reminds me… if there’s another Olympic curler who you like but didn’t bet my custom treatment, just leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do. (Any additional customs will go straight to the Gallery page and probably won’t be in a post)

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