A few months ago, my dad came up with the wild idea of getting someone to create a custom set of music-related cards.
My mind, of course, immediately went to none other than our own Custom Aficionado here in the blogosphere,Gavin of "Baseball Card Breakdown" fame. The kind soul that he is, Gavin agreed to undertake the project, and a quick trade was agreed upon -- my dad picked out a few vintage singles for Gavin's set builds at a card show earlier this year in exchange for the music set, which arrived a couple weeks ago.
And so I'll step aside and hand the mic over, because here to tell you about his own music set is none other than...Dad himself!
Hi all...Nick's Dad (aka, Mike) here, getting in on the action with a guest blog.
As Nick has often mentioned, his collecting apple did not fall far from the tree...and though I don't buy baseball cards for myself, I love contributing to, and going over, Nick's stuff...
But this one was my brain child after marveling over Nick's custom-made cards...Mike's Music Pantheon, Series 1...an 18-card set of cool cats and kittens!
After sweating out various "conditions" (too famous? too obscure? too modern?) I just went with "I dig 'em!"...from heroes I experienced in real time...
...to "shoulda been BIG!"
...to "yeah, people know about them...but what about America?!"
Most have backs with years active and what I consider their "masterpieces"...but a few go the extra mile with full backs!
I feel a little bad that I've been showing these off on various record-geek groups I'm on...everyone wants to buy them!...sorry, NOT for sale!
And, if we can ever work it out, I have Series 2 all set in my mind...Peter Laughner, Gram Parsons, D. Boon, Lowman Pauling, etc...you're on deck!
I think I speak for both Dad and I when I say Gavin, as usual, did an absolutely stellar job with these customs -- thanks again, Gavin!