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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:24 PM - Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #1

    updated 02-27-09 with new sketch

    I bought six boxes of the Topps Galaxy 4 set and spent several hours opening almost 150 packs of cards in search of artist sketch cards. Besides the pics below, I ended up with several etched foil puzzle sets, silver foil sets, a few autographs, bronze and gold foil cards. I'm not trying to criticize any artists on this set, but I was slightly dissapointed with my sketch pulls, especialy at around $70 a box. It was a heck of a lot of fun cracking open the boxes though. Here are some highlights.

    First 2 sketches by artist LORD MESA.



    NEXT ARTIST LANCE SAWYER


    ARTIST OTTO DIEFFENBACH


    ARTIST JON MORRIS


    Finally my favorite pull, artist JUSTIN CHUNG


    ALSO, GOLD FOIL PARALLEL FETT ARTIST RUSSELL WALKS
    NUMBERED 195/500. Only 500 produced worldwide.



    Would like to hear your comments, especially from any artists on the board. Tell me what you think!
    Last edited by butterbean; Feb 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:40 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #2

    I no longer comment on anything related to the betrayel.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:50 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #3

    Quote Lassiter said: View Post
    I no longer comment on anything related to the betrayel.
    Huh?
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    Feb 24, 2009, 9:06 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #4

    I'm sorry, but I thought that the quality of the sketch cards would have been better!

    I mean, come on! It's freakin STAR WARS!! I was REALLY trying to get on that set, but didn't because I didn't know about it until it was too late to submit anything!!

    Although, I have seen some of the artists postings of the cards they have done. And some of them were drop dead gorgeous!

    And you opened up almost 150 packs and that's all you got? WOW!! I thought by opening up that many, you might have gotten a card by Cat Staggs, Rich Molinelli, Joe Coroney, Grant Gould, Sean Pence, or Daniel Bergren (to name a few of some others who do awesome work!!)

    Guess my cards are going to be really rare when the set I'm working on now, is released. LOL! I'm only doing 50!! And then it's back to commissions for a while for me!!
    Last edited by jenchuan; Feb 24, 2009 at 9:14 PM.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 9:17 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #5

    Quote butterbean said: View Post
    Huh?
    Sorry, starwars and galaxies used in the same sentence still brings up some anger.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 9:39 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #6

    want to see some B.A. sketch cards?
    Check out Obi-Dan's
    His are off the chain.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=sketch+cards
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=sketch+cards
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    Feb 24, 2009, 9:41 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #7

    Quote Lassiter said: View Post
    Sorry, starwars and galaxies used in the same sentence still brings up some anger.

    Sounds like you got a story to tell bro. Not really where I was going with this but let's hear it......
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    Feb 24, 2009, 9:55 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #8

    Lol, if you know about the SWG NGE, Trails of Obi Wan bait and switch, total revamp of a running game with 2 weeks notice.
    300k crying out in anger. 250k or so hitting the cancel button, mass destruction of long standing guilds. meh
    Its been argued, debated and debased just every now and then when i see Starwars and galaxies together some of the old anger surfaces.
    Silly i know, but what can you do.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 10:50 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #9

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    want to see some B.A. sketch cards?
    Check out Obi-Dan's
    His are off the chain.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=sketch+cards
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=sketch+cards
    I know. I was so hoping to pull one of his cards. Very impresive. Maybe it's not too late....
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    Feb 24, 2009, 11:12 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #10

    Quote butterbean said: View Post
    I know. I was so hoping to pull one of his cards. Very impresive. Maybe it's not too late....
    Yep. His work is awesome! Hence the reason I mentioned him!! LOL!

    And if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be working on my first set right now!! THANK YOU OBI DAN for all the encouragement, motivation and help!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup
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    Feb 24, 2009, 11:36 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #11

    That last card is great, more along the lines of what I'd expect. The rest of those while, interesting to artists just seem a little hurried and "basic" for me. Sorry if I offend anyone but I wouldn't want to pay for those.
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    Feb 25, 2009, 11:02 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #12

    Quote Rupidupe said: View Post
    That last card is great, more along the lines of what I'd expect. The rest of those while, interesting to artists just seem a little hurried and "basic" for me. Sorry if I offend anyone but I wouldn't want to pay for those.
    I totally agree with you.
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    Feb 25, 2009, 11:53 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #13

    They are still some nice cards. Granted they are not colored.
    I did 258 sketch cards for the normal set and 53 for the Target red cards
    You can view them here if you like:

    normal:
    http://www.ragelion.com/gallery.cfm?a=viewgallery&id=33

    Red:
    http://www.ragelion.com/gallery.cfm?a=viewgallery&id=34
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    Feb 26, 2009, 12:59 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #14

    Quote Ragelion said: View Post
    They are still some nice cards. Granted they are not colored.
    I did 258 sketch cards for the normal set and 53 for the Target red cards
    You can view them here if you like:

    normal:
    http://www.ragelion.com/gallery.cfm?a=viewgallery&id=33

    Red:
    http://www.ragelion.com/gallery.cfm?a=viewgallery&id=34
    NICE CARDS!!!!!!!! Really nice work!!






    I just wish more artists would take a little more care in doing them. But then again, the people who allow them to submit sub-par work or even select them to work on a set are also responsible. I don't know about you, but for me, it all about quality over quantity. I know if I turned in something that looked as bad as some of the cards I've seen, I wouldn't even had a chance!

    But yes, I have also seen some gorgeous cards from that set!!! Quite a few!! It just shocked me to see that a couple of butterbean's cards were so simple and honestly, unimpressive.

    Yeah, I know I might be fluffing up some feathers. And I apologize. But if that's what it's going to take to get more artists to produce top notch work, then so be it. If you're in the sketch card biz for the money, you're in it for the wrong reason.
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    Feb 27, 2009, 12:12 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #15

    Quote jenchuan said: View Post
    NICE CARDS!!!!!!!! Really nice work!!






    I just wish more artists would take a little more care in doing them. But then again, the people who allow them to submit sub-par work or even select them to work on a set are also responsible. I don't know about you, but for me, it all about quality over quantity. I know if I turned in something that looked as bad as some of the cards I've seen, I wouldn't even had a chance!

    But yes, I have also seen some gorgeous cards from that set!!! Quite a few!! It just shocked me to see that a couple of butterbean's cards were so simple and honestly, unimpressive.

    Yeah, I know I might be fluffing up some feathers. And I apologize. But if that's what it's going to take to get more artists to produce top notch work, then so be it. If you're in the sketch card biz for the money, you're in it for the wrong reason.

    Well Star Wars is one of my passions. Been wanting to do something with Star Wars ever since I was 5. So now that I have the opportunity, I am going to put as much as I can into them. Thank you for the kind words!

    J
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    Feb 27, 2009, 12:50 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #16

    Those first two are awesome.
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    Feb 27, 2009, 7:36 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #17

    Now THIS is more like it! Got this beauty by artist Sean Pence today
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    Feb 27, 2009, 9:03 PM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #18

    Quote butterbean said: View Post
    Now THIS is more like it! Got this beauty by artist Sean Pence today
    GORGEOUS!!!

    Yes! That is MUCH more like I was expecting!!!
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    Feb 28, 2009, 12:11 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #19

    yeah. Sean Pence's stuff is awesome.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 2:08 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #20

    Quote Ragelion said: View Post
    yeah. Sean Pence's stuff is awesome.
    Yes it is! But so is yours Jamie!:thumbup
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    Feb 28, 2009, 5:06 AM - Re: Sketch card pulls from Galaxy 4 set #21

    Quote jenchuan said: View Post
    Yes it is! But so is yours Jamie!:thumbup
    Thank you!

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