Saturday, April 1, 2017
Batman Sketch Cards
Like a lot of things about the hobby sketch cards were new to me when I came back to collecting a few years ago. In fact I was clueless about them until the Kickstarter Mars Attacks re-boot that came out in 2015. I had no idea that such things existed. Or if I did they hadn't really registered with me.
But the Mars Attacks Occupation set advertised them and when I got mine as part of my 'buy-in' I thought they were a fun addition. I ended up filling one binder page with them. It was interesting to see the different approaches the various artists took.
At the time I began looking around at other sketch cards but I found that unless you are a fan of whatever pop culture phenomenon is featured the interest isn't there. I grew up reading some comics. Batman, Superman, Archie, and a few war-based comics like Sgt. Rock, etc. But comics were not an obsession like they were with a lot of my friends.
But I was a Batman fan. And I still am. Someone had a few inexpensive sketch cards on their blog a few weeks back and I got to thinking that maybe I should try to find a few sketch cards of the Dark Knight.
I low bid on these two and picked them each up for about the price of a '17 Topps hanger pack. Maybe I'll try to fill a page with low cost Batman cards.
Ellyn Acord is the artist of the one at the top. D B Ellis drew the one below. Two different interpretations of Batman. Both very nice. Neither artist has much of a net presence to speak of although I found an abandoned blog that Ellis maintained many years ago.
I have a few bids in on a couple of others. As I typed this I came up with a plan: fill a page with Batman sketch cards with a total budget of $75. I'm at $12.50 at this point. Game on.