Busy, busy, busy - that's been me at work, at home and everywhere in between.
Quiet, quiet, quiet - that's been hockey cards for me over the month of March (not a single Linden card crossed off the list in a few weeks).
The combination of the two is probably the biggest reason why I haven't posted in a week and a half. But here I am.....ready to show off a new custom card I finally finished.
My past custom creations caught the eye of a fellow collector here in town. During a trade night (oh about a year ago) he asked if I would be interested in taking on a ticket stub project. And a pretty important ticket stub at that.
I said "Sure!" I was up for trying something new.
And by the end of the design and assembly process, I definitely brought something original to the table (in my world anyways).
And wouldn't you know it, the guy asking me to put together a custom card has a ticket stub from the game - in St. Louis - where he hit the century mark.
So right off the bat I needed to come up with an oversized design template. Having never done it before, I decided that I wouldn't be a slave to a certain size. Rather, I would make the jumbo card whatever size suited the ticket properly.
It ended up being 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 (yup.....very traditional size).
But there's something else that might have caught your eye.
Whatever could this be?
This is where my creativity and "outside the box" thinking took over.
When I was asked to design a card for this ticket, I decided that I wanted to do something where the ticket would not be "destroyed". By that I mean something where the stub wouldn't be permanently attached to the card.
It took a little while (and some trial & error) but I was pretty happy with the end result.
More importantly, if ever this card becomes a little undesired down the road for whatever reason, the ticket can come out as if it never was a part of the jumbo card.
Curious to see how many more he gets in a Calgary uniform.
1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Bill Masterton
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