Share your customized index cards!

Posted September 27th, 2010 by Tom Owens and filed in Uncategorized

For years, I’ve gotten apologies in my autograph responses.

The signer has no photos.
OR…
He’s out of photos.

For all of you talented customized index card (CIC) makers
out there, stop being humble. Your work rocks! Make an
extra. Tag it with a post-it note that says FOR YOU TO KEEP.
Note in your letter that you are including an extra so they
can share with another fan. I’m not talking about rookies who’ll
be in dozens of sets in the next year. Look at the overlooked
men of baseball’s past, those snubbed by Bowman and Topps.

Watch your success rate go up. You may even get a
printing order from a retiree.

Let me know how it turns out.

2 Responses to “Share your customized index cards!”

  1. Tim says:

    I agree with you completely. Over the past few years, I’ve started to use Photoshop to make 4×6 photos of players (past and present) and I am always getting compliments on the photos. I have had numerous retired players ask for copies of the photos to give to their children/grandchildren and to use for other fans. It’s always a thrill for me when they ask for copies of the photos. I’m enjoying your blog. Keep up the great work.

  2. Tom Owens says:

    Thanks for the supportive words, Tim! To you, and all other CIC artists — please, e-mail me examples of your creations (and stories of retiree families who love your stuff). I’ll be happy to showcase your works. I’m hearing of former players who send CICs as surprise gifts. They’re passing on what you share with others.

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