I joined in on two Big Fun Game recently with Gavin’s being last month. I just got the cards and he included some additional cards in to the package. The big hit was the 2005 Topps Retired JR Richards autograph, Topps did such an amazing job with these Retired Autograph sets. The selection also included two of Gavin’s customs; a Day/Boggs card from Always Sunny In Philadelphia and the second is the Giancarlo Stanton box bottom cut card.
Like Wes, Gavin is a generous person and his customs are just the bomb. In addition to a couple of Mariners cards for my collection he included four custom cards that are very welcome. The first is AJ Lee, and even though she is retired she is still one of the most popular wrestlers with collectors. Her autograph is one of my gray whales but they are still demanding a premium because they are still pretty rare when you compare them to some of the autographs from current popular female wrestlers like Bayley and Sasha Banks.
I was torn which custom to show next but I decided to go with the Simpsons tobacco cards next. The cards are tobacco era sized but the Montgomery Burns card has been aged nicely and has a very original feel to it, I love it. Last year Gavin did a collection of Homer at the Bat cards that I just loved, he actually sent me a glow in the dark Griffey magnet card, which is on display with my Griffey cards, so these two a wonderful addition. If you haven’t been able to tell I enjoy the Simpsons and the Homer at the Bat episode is one of my all-time favorite.
The final custom is this Ken Griffey Jr piece of art, really the best way to describe it. The card is set up like a picture or painting and when you flip it over it looks like the back of a picture frame. It is the details like this that makes a cool custom become a freaking awesome custom.
Thank you, Gavin, I had fun with the game and you really produce some magnificent cards.