If you’re a certain age, you may remember Little Golden Books, which are beginning readers’ first licks at the literary world.
They’ve been around since the 1940s — and are still around today — but one illustrator has created a new take on these stories with a series of prints and a book that collects his past works all in one.
His name is Joey Spiotto and the Los Angeles-based artist is big on Storytime.
In some areas of the sports world, pin collecting is a big deal and has been that way for decades.
Olympic pins, press pins and other areas of collecting in this wearable genre — one that’s arguably bigger away from sports — can all carry some flair within their pieces, but none of them are like one artist’s line of pins showing pop culture icons and carrying nods to sports personalities.
Its name? Patti Lapel.
The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.
What’s Buzzing Today: Showing off comic art, big Plates & Patches pulls, other breaks and waiting for 2017 Topps Heritage.
The art of a galaxy far, far away can now be found in a new book nearby.
Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy trading cards have been reproduced in a 224-page book that arrived in stores this week.
California illustrator Cuyler Smith has a “card show” coming in March — and it’s likely to include some of the biggest names in the sports world.
Well, at least the world found in sports movies.
Even cooler? Some of his prints are found in card size and come in top-loaders — at least while they last.
Two members of The Avengers are the first super heroes who are subjects of a new release from the Upper Deck Gallery as part of a larger portfolio available in two versions.
Hawkeye and Black Widow are the first of a six-poster series showing the group in action using a Japanese woodblock presentation. Artist Marcelo Baez has created the series, which will be unveiled in pairs each Thursday by the company.
What to do with old common cards is a question and a challenge for many collectors, especially as they continue to pile up.
But for 19-year-old New York-based Blowout member Steven Verdile, aka Metsfan1121, the temptation to simply throw them away was thwarted when the graphic design student received an assignment in a 3D class earlier this year.
“We had to take items that we already had and aren’t typically used for art, and use them to create a 3D piece,” he wrote on a post on the forum. “I quickly thought about using my cards, and came up with an idea. I decided to make a baseball field, along with bleachers and a dugout, out of cards.”