Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sexy Comic Villain Sketch Cards

Back on December 26th last year (2011) from Ebay I got two pencil sketched cards from the artist, Mark Spears. I got them for $6 (with $2 shipping) One is of Catwoman the other is Black Cat from SpiderMan. They are true original sketch cards and nothing is on the back. These were from the artist cards that are not associated with any series. These two are truly 1/1s since they are directly from the artist. Sketch cards from the big companies might not necessarily be truly 1/1s those could be photocopies of a sketch.

On the subject of sketch cards I am so annoyed at both the sellers for setting ridiculous prices and for the collectors for paying those prices. A nicely drawn picture on a card (pencil sketch or B&W inked, or Full Color) on Ebay usually start at a ridiculous price of anywhere from about $40 to $60 starting bid (or sometimes Buy it Now) price sometimes they even start at $100 or more. None of them are worth that much to me, and many of them are poorly drawn but still start at some stupid outrageous price.

Personally I try not to spend more than $20 on ANY trading card with $30 being my ceiling. I think the most I have ever spent on an individual card is $30 probably a vintage card or an autograph card.

 When I saw these two cards my first thought was how well drawn they were then when I saw they had really cheap (compared to the average sketch card price on FEEBAY) I had to grab them up. One was only 99¢ (Catwoman) the other (Black Cat) was $4.99.

Catwoman Sketch Card by Mark Spears 2011

Black Cat Sketch Card by Mark Spears 2011

On the Black Cat card I get a kick out of Spidey peaking his head in the doorway. I like Mark's work and will look for stuff from him in the future.

1 comment:

  1. those are pretty cool! and well drawn. I've got 3 sketch cards directly from an artist, Bill Meiggs, and have had the bonus of watching them created before my eyes. I have not posted about the latest one yet...