$26.00. Now let me state for the fact, a number of these “You Sketch It” Strasburg cards that are selling in the $15-25 range are cards sketched by established artist Jay Pangan. The name may sound familiar; Pangan has been creating sketch cards for both Topps and Breygent for a couple of years.
Strasburg at $75 and Ichiro at $60, plus the $12 shipping charge on top of that. Again, no artist signed the card and no name is listed. That is an awful large price for an unknown, especially when you consider you can get a Strasburg sketch card by established artist Ted Dastick Jr, another sketch artist that has done work for Topps, Breygent and 5FINITY Productions, for $25 and free shipping.
Don’t get me wrong, the cards that are being put up are beautifully detailed and no doubt created by an artist with experience in working with human anatomy. The details are exact, the shading is excellent and there is texture and depth to the work, but without knowledge of who created the piece the value is limited. To put in perspective, if you had a card sketched by me and a card sketched by Brian Kong where both cards are exactly the same down to the minutest detail, my card would have minimal value where Brian Kong’s card would be selling for a decent price. Why? I am an unknown artist and Brian Kong is established. With art you are paying for the artist, not the artwork in most cases.
I have been thinking and I want to work on some sketch cards, not for sale but for personal collections. I want to share with my fellow collectors. The problem is that I have only pulled 1 “You Sketch It” cards so far and I am in need of additional cards. Currently I use dummy cards and I only have a couple left, so I am putting out a call to the community. If you have additional “You Sketch It” cards and are willing to part with them, I would appreciate the sharing. Please contact me at jumper48 at gmail dot com (the Contact Me link is also on the side bar).
If you do send cards, please let me know if you have a favorite player or team and I will see if I can create a sketch card for you as a personal thank you.