Folk’s Cards Gold Rush
12 April 2015 – As a follow-up on my three-card ‘Gold Standard’ set I did two years ago I made a similar mini-set of three called ‘Gold Rush’. Luke Harangody, Rafa Martínez and Sam Van Rossom signed their cards. Unfortunately the scans (nor the photos) don’t do justice to the actual appearance of the cards – IRL they look pretty cool!
Dan Gadzuric Fleer throwback
07 July 2014 – Dan Gadzuric very kindly signed this card as part of the six-card through-the-mail package I had sent him. This card uses the famous design of the 1986-87 Fleer basketball card, renowned for the much sought-after Michael Jordan rookie card.
Folk’s Cards Gold Standard
30 September 2012 – Kelati came back to Valencia Basket for the 2012-13 season, but got injured in preseason.
Even though he is depicted in a Lakers jersey, he only did a summer camp with them and never ended up playing for them.
Kelati did a signing session prior to the preseason exhibition game and that’s where I got this signed.
I made a second copy of this card for a Lakers collector and got it signed and dedicated to him.
18 & 30 September 2012 – I made this card when Marko Keselj was signed up to the Valencia team, making him the second current player from Serbia after Stefan Markovic.
The card shows both players on a black card with an artistic impression of the serbian flag I found on the internet.
They signed the card with a silver pen that unfortunately didn’t come out very well.
Henk Norel custom card (blow-up and original)
Henk Norel is a rising Dutch player who was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves but nevertheless has been playing in Spain for a while now. I thought I’d give it a try and make a card for signature through the mail. I printed it myself on my inkjet and glued front and back onto a decoy. Unfortunately I didn’t get it back.
A few weeks later Norel’s team DKV Joventut played in my city against Valencia Basket, so I decided to try again. I took the same design and had it printed at the print shop on thicker card stock. After the game I met Norel and we chatted for a while and he also signed the card.
Then, a few weeks later, to my great surprise I received mail. It turned out Norel had received my initial card and had signed it on both sides and returned it back to me! Quite a remarkable story and great cards to go with it.