When Sadlittles released their Vampress Luxura sketch card set I opened pack after pack searching for a Kirk Lindo sketch, but it eluded me. I gave up on pulling one, but watched eBay for Lindo sketches to pop up. Few did, and I was always outbid.
I never thought to look to Kickstarter for trading card projects. In hindsight it makes perfect sense, but I have to thank a poster on Card Talk for finally uniting me with a Kirk Lindo Vampress Luxura sketch. Lindo’s first Kickstarter campaign included a few sketch cards at a few levels. I bought in at the cheapest level that included sketch cards. The project funded easily, and then the wait began. I was never once anxious about receiving my Luxura swag because it actually arrived early! Included in my box was a print, a graphic novel, a 9 card card set, an autograph card and the sketch — a fantastic value!
Lindo recently ran a 2nd Kickstarter campaign, and this one funded very quickly as well, and wound up funding 25 times higher than the goal! After how well Lindo treated his backers on the first project I’m not surprised! I sat out the 2nd campaign as I already had my sketch card, but I realized I’m going to be missing out on a bunch of cards that are being produced for the 2nd campaign. Perhaps they’ll be included in a future campaign. . . I wouldn’t hesitate to buy into one of Lindo’s projects.
Congratulations Kirk and Luxura on two very successful Kickstarter campaigns . . . There are a number of trading card projects on Kickstarter, it can be fantastic way to get connected with unique an interesting projects. Drop me a line or post a comment if you know of any interesting trading card projects on Kickstarter.