Sunday, May 26, 2024

Gavin Rocks The Custom Card Art

After a flourish of show loot posts, I have maintained my pattern of silence for almost a month between posts.  Between sorting the Storage Hoard, adding to my TCDB trade lists, and now setting about 100 new cards on COMC for sale, all my card time is used up in the evenings lately.

There have also been a steady (though not as heavy) stream of trade mail, including a package from Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown.  He made me several customs in response to some loot I snagged for him at a couple of the shows.  Just recently, he posted many similar customs on his own blog just this past week.  

He did send me a few actual cards...

Three Topps All Time Fan Favorites...

And this Leaf Bo Jackson, which killed my set.  More on him in a moment...

So here are the customs I got, though now with somewhat less mystery.  And the scans don't do these justice visually....

Sparkly Ozzy that he showed too.


Two of Ozzy's guitarist and Black Label Society front man Zakk Wylde

Bulletboys with the gold swirl background that is even cooler in person.

Customized on the backs as well.


And back to Bo - several takes on the '88 Topps design.  You almost need a laser to cut out around the letters, I suppose.


These are cool too...not sure which one I like best.

Hybrid '87D/'90T?  I like it!

And finally, what I think is the cleanest custom, this '90 Fleer Bo football card - front & back.

Thanks Gavin, these are definitely a unique addition to my rock and player collections!