The past few weeks have been a little slow for me here on the blog, and for good reason. There's been some behind the scenes workings on a very special project that is about 2 years in the making.
Some of you dedicated readers might remember the custom cards I built for a concept called "Backplates".
The idea is very simple - much like the goalie mask card focuses in on the front of the mask, these backplate cards will celebrate some of the interesting (and often personal) messages painted on the back.
These rarely seen parts of the mask will be a first in the trading card industry. That's right - this concept has been given the green light and the final checklist has been announced. 20 cards in all...all current NHLers.
And am I ever PUMPED!!!!!
So why now? Well, with the advent of artist sketches, the ability to build such a set becomes infinitely easier. Photos only need to be used as guides. The final card will have a similar artist style as the main goalie mask insert set (since the same artist was used).
The best part - I was asked to be involved in all aspects of the set. From final approval of the design to the player selection to even writing up the text on the back. Never in my wildest dreams could I have expected something like this to happen.
So how soon can you get your grubby little paws on some of these gems? Well certainly not today.......cause it's April Fool's Day!!!
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