Well it's definitely been a while - but alas another update from Cards From The Crease rises its ugly head.
It has a slack four months since I last sent out a few custom cards to have signed and sent back, it has been two months since I even received a return - but that changed yesterday when Newfoundland native Michael Ryder pulled through.
I sent this custom back on June 28, 2011. It was one of the first cards that I created to have signed and probably my favorite custom yet. As time passed and the mailbox didn't deliver, I figured that this card was never going to show up in my hands again. So you can imagine how happy I was when I pulled the SASE from the box yesterday.
I sent this card before Ryder was signed by the Stars, hence the Bruins logo. The background on the front features a shot from Ryder's hometown of Bonavista, Newfoundland and the green, white and pink colors at the bottom is taken from the Newfoundland flag before confederation. It had intentions of creating a series of custom cards showcasing Newfoundland hockey players featuring a shot of their hometown as the background drop and sending it off to have signed and returned but that idea didn't go any further than this card.
The signature is actually on a sticker and stuck to the custom. The scan doesn't show it but the sticker has a patterned hologram with the words 'Authentic Autograph'. The first TTM success featuring a stickered signature for me but I'll take it!
The back features Ryder and a background drop of a map of Newfoundland; I still love the idea and look of the custom and this return sort of motivates me to create and send more.