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Beckett 20 Questions on … art in collectibles

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Our annual look at art’s place in the sports card and memorabilia world is coming in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly and, simply put, we want to know what you think about many a thing in the hobby.

From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.

Here’s the latest 20 Questions where we seek your take on it all.

1. Should card companies use more artwork or other non-card approaches in products?

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See the rest of the questions … after the jump.

2. Which kinds of art in collectibles do you like or collect? (Pick all that apply)

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3. Would you like to see more sketch cards in packs?

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4. Do you like art-based card sets?

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5. Which aspects of artwork that have appeared on cardboard appeal most to you? (Pick all that apply)

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6. Which sports photographer has had his own card set?

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7. Who is the best art on cardboard?

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8. Which kinds of sports sculptures (or action figures) have you bought? (Select all that apply)

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9. Do sports card sets need more sketch cards?

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10. True or false: In 1975, Topps made a set of cards featuring photographers.

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11 Should a card company consider adding some type of packaged mini figures to sports boxes?

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12. Pick your five favorite sketch card artists from this (non-inclusive) list ...

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13. Which of these art-focused past sets/brands should be revived/revisited more often? (pick your top two)

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14. Should athletes be allowed to create sketch cards?

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15. In what year were Diamond Kings launched?

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16. How do you feel about the inclusion of Johnny Manziel sketch/auto cards in packs?

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17. Which current/former athlete has created and sold artwork?

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18. Which of these sports figures has not appeared on a U.S. postage stamp?

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19. Which sports artist appeared in a Rocky movie?

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20. Which current or former big-league pitcher is an avid photographer?

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

5 Comments

Kevin St. J

Nar’s sketch cards out of 2007 Marvel Masterpieces are incredible. Hope he gets to do some more cards soon because the one card that he was able to do for 2012 Marvel Premeir just isn’t enough.

Posted April 7, 2013 at 12:41 am | Permalink
Jon Waldman

On figurines, the one that was glaringly missing was Corinthian Headliners. Extremely popular in Europe for futbol, the oversize-head-and-small-body figures had a pretty darn good run here between the big four sports. If I remember correctly they were around for four years. Still have a few in my collection.

Posted April 7, 2013 at 6:56 am | Permalink
Shoppe76

Did Topps pack out my sketch cards of Josh Hamilton and Andre Either I sent back to them?

Posted April 7, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

Wow…. just found this post. I’m honored my name is even on the list of “favorite artists”. I’m happy being placed behind the likes of Dick Perez, NAR!, Brian Kong, and Cat Staggs all day long! I’d love to see more art used in trading cards but of course I’m a little bit biased :)

Posted May 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

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