The Razor Pop Century set is coming out soon. . . it sold out in less than 24 hours, and it’s a set I’m sure I’ll collect cards from. I love the Americana and Celebrity Cuts sets, but I have to say looking at the autograph list they’ve posted so far has left me less than excited about Pop Century. . . I’m not talking about the 1/1s — I’ll never get one of those, so the cards I care about are the ones I’ll actually try to add to my collection — the signed and dual signed cards. Here is info posted on Non-Sports Card forum:
“Look for signed and dual signed cards of Hollywood icons such as: HARRISON FORD, William Shatner, Pam Anderson, Ron Howard, all 3 Kardashian sisters, Ashley Judd, Audrina Patridge, Bo Derek, Hayden Panetierre, Larry Hagman, Henry Winkler, Mark Hamill, Peter Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, and tons more!!!!!!”
That is an impressive list for sure, except one thing — nearly all these people have signed before! The new signatures here are the 2 less famous Kardashian sisters, Audrina Patridge (she already has a Pop Century Preview card in Ink Vault 2010), and Bo Derek — pretty cool, but only 3 totally new autographs! The rest are all repeats, although Fonda’s American Biker Card autograph is obscure to say the least. I’m not sure why these companies keep going back to this well of signers, perhaps they all use the same agent.
. . I would say if you are going to get repeats don’t forget Jane Russell, Lauren Bacall, Cloris Leachman, and Buzz Aldrin. . . but let’s focus on new autos.
For some reason the industry can’t seem to come up with new and great signers for official autograph cards, I have TONS of ideas — more than a set’s worth, and I’m going to share ‘em here as I think of ‘em. Here are the first 10 obvious autograph cards they should go after:
1. Judge Wapner (And Marilyn Milian)
2. Mary Lou Retton
3. Neil Armstrong
4. Chuck Norris
5. Bret Michaels
6. Mr. T
7. Betty White
8. Angela Lansbury
9. Dana Carvey
10. Bob Barker
Alright. . . now there are some themes here, and these are just ideas I popped off the top of my head. . . I went for names of people I thought would be reasonably possible to obtain, of course I could have just said Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and other hotties, but that is too obvious, and impossible to obtain.
There were many modern ideas that I’ve had too — like the crew from Mythbusters (Adam, Jamie, Grant, Tori and Kari — especially Kari), the guys from Pawn Stars, whoever wins America’s Got Talent, etc. If you expand my themes from above, there are TONS of TV judges out there, you could get more 80s icons like Tom Selleck and Jan-Michael Vincent, more commedians like Zach Galifianakis and Andrew Dice Clay, and you could follow up with Americana’s Game Show hosts by covering Vanna White and Pat Sajak plus Alex Trebek, Merv Griffin, Richard Karn and then moderize it and get Jeff Probst, Howie Mandell, and Phil Keoghan. All of these are great autographs, and none have been done before. And don’t forget some new young talent. . . I don’t know these guys so I can’t help much there. . .
There you go — nearly 30 suggestions. . . Let me know what you think of my list in the comments, and post any other ideas you have. . . I’ll post more as I think of ‘em too.