So due to popular demand, I scrapped the Frankencuts and went with A Slide of Greatness:
So, go or no go?
Posted by chemgod on January 5, 2011 in Bad Wax Review.
Just some quick comments from a graphic design nerd:
Under the paragraph under ‘congratulations’, I’d center the text make the sentences starting with ‘This’ and ‘The’ on the next line. The sentences don’t flow well right now.
Also, the paragraph is VERY CLOSE to the gold border. I bump in the lines away from the border a pica or two.
With text that small, I’d use a sans serif font, for sure.
Anyway…..love your site and keep up the good work!
I’m liking it. Best design yet.
I like this one. Its clean, crisp, and simple. Your eyes are drawn to the picture of Petty and the cut, not the odd art of the actual card. Great Job, I’m impressed.
I also like that name of the cards, far more traditional and fitting. And the fact that its a combination of my suggestions 😉 My only suggestion would be to move (in this case) Pettys head over to the right side more, so you could read “Hall of Fame”, but even without doing that I still think it looks great
I’m getting really psyched about this release. I did center the top and now it looks a lot better, thanks Jason, also moved the text away from the border a bit.
So now my next question, anyone know where to get blank slabs? Also packaging, I’m thinking going with a box/lid combo.
Finally I will say this, the more of these packs I sell, the better the next set of cut autographs are going to be. Next time I’m looking for some seriously good cuts and at least one immortal ie/ Mantle, Mays, Maris, Williams, Dimaggio, ect.
This weekend I am getting a lot of cards done.
finally what the doctor ordered, this is just what I was talking about, one thing though, if you are selling the cards with real autos, you cannot use the all pictures, all images and names are trademarked, if you make them be careful of what images you use.
Does anyone know which images I can use?
if you use a players pictures or his team name/logo’s with out a lincence for profit you could get into some serious probloms! just a heads up
So before I start this monstrosity of a project any ideas on how to do this legally?
No images, team names or anything that has a TM or Register, what I would do is look at past companies like Razor cuts , or that set with just last names with jersey, I think you can get away with.
So if I use the current template, I’d just have to put on there “Petty” instead of Richard Petty and take off his picture, but that leaves a bland card, so what do you think I should do to spice it up a little?
yes, and you could use a plain race car, also I looked on ebay for razor cuts, banner slice of greatness.
I don’t pretent to know much about license’s and such, but could you do what Upper Deck has done with football this year (ie Sweet Spot football) and use pictures of pro athletes in college uniforms? What about finding pictures on google of athletes not in their uniform (ie Espy Awards, Charity appearances, etc). Also sounds like if you don’t “profit” from the cards then its legal, so what if the cut cards were instead of $20 each, they were whatever cost is, but you also would appreciate monetary donations to keep badwax running, and just have it understood, the cards are still $20 apiece, just the cost + donation has to be $20, just a idea
Donation to Bad Wax, I like it a lot. I was thinking of trading the packs for $20 cards.
Seems like I read a while back you are located of Sandy Plains Rd in Marietta, Ga, I just moved from there, worked on Powder Springs Rd actually. Why not ask the local card shop there? I know I used to go to that card shop by the mall, across from Dicks Sporting Goods, forgot the name. But they always seemed to know their stuff. If nothing else, when is it ever a bad idea to go to the LCS?
Im in NC not too many card shops in my neck of the woods.
Another idea, what if instead of using their real names, you use their nicknames. Walter Payton – Sweetness, Dale Earnhardt – The Intimidator, etc.
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