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This is the first through the mail I’ve gotten back since starting the blog. At first I thought that writing these guys during the season, I would have no successes, but I’m kind of pumped getting this one back because this was the first of the 1977 retro cards I created. It was in the first group of cards that I mailed out. Total time to get to me was 19 days! Anytime a player can send it back within a month is amazing considering it takes 10-14 days to go there and back at a minimum. Card looks great signed!
I was messing around with a mini cut autograph card in the design of 1985 Topps football. Again, I wanted to use the hundreds of business cards I have to do with whatever I want. I’ve always loved making cut autograph cards. Of course how many cut soccer autographs are there out there that I can do. Still though, I really like how this looks and at a minimum I will make the Pele one.
What do you think about it. I still have to come up with a back.
While sleeping overnight, I had a dream about mini cards. About a year ago, I got a 500 ct. of business cards that had an error on it. My supervisor told me to just throw it out. Being the pack rat I am I just couldn’t do it, so I took it home and have been trying to figure out what to do with them. At first I was going to just do some kind of mini cut autograph (which I might still do).
However I was thinking of the through the mail autograph cards I was doing and and I thought why not shrink them. Now I can’t do a TTM mini because there would just be no place to sign. So I designed a 3″x2″ card without the TTM strip.
Here is the original:
Here is the mini:
So the top one is the size of a regular card, but the bottom one was designated for a business card. I am going to print this out tomorrow so that you can see the difference.