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Gallery 1988 Announces Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards 3 Art Show Opening On May 18, 2018

One of Gallery 1988’s most highly anticipated shows of the year opens tomorrow night (May 18, 2018) from 7-9 PM at G1988. It’s the return of Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards show! The collection of new actual cards for this third annual exhibit is better than ever. As these limited edition cards mostly sell out, the gallery is encouraging collectors to attend the opening reception.

Cuyler will be in attendance to unveil his new cards paying tribute to fictitious pop culture athletes, and selling a limited edition pack – with a special card only available in this format – and if you buy the whole series.

Join Gallery 1988 from 7-9 PM at 7308 Melrose for your first chance to pick up work and meet the artist. The remaining cards will go online the Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com.

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Comixology Distributing Comic Book All-Stars Trading Cards At San Diego Comic Con

Comixology will be distributing “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

The cards will be available both at Comixology’s own Comic Con booth and at the 10 panels they’ll be hosting throughout the convention. Each card is emblazoned with the visage of a different comic creator, from Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson to Hellboycreator Mike Mignola to The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman.

“These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all,” Comixology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger shared in a statement. “Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”

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Beatles Pop Up Cards

Check out these cool Beatles Pop Up Cards featuring Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine.

The black cover of The Beatles Abbey Road pop-up card features a laser-cut illustration of the band’s iconic logo. Once opened the Beatles themselves emerge. George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon walking outside of their studio in single formation on Abbey Road. Instantly recognizable, each pop-up member of the Beatles has authentic design elements and details as unique as their personal style.

The cover of the Beatles Yellow Submarine card features a hint of the incredible 3D pop up that awaits. Open the card, and a Yellow Submarine emerges from the center. Colorful and detailed, the Beatles Yellow Submarine pop up is a throwback to the height of Beatlemania.

These designs were created in partnership with The Beatles and is one of two officially licensed designs.

The Beatles Abbey Road Pop Up Card, Order HERE for $15

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Pop Up Card, Order HERE for $15

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Topps Company Releases Star Wars: Card Trader, A Digital Trading Card App

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The Topps Company, Inc. released Star Wars: Card Trader this week, a digital trading card app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Available for free in the iOS store, the innovative app is a landmark in the history of Star Wars collecting, bringing the tradition of collecting and trading Star Wars cards into the digital era.

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“In the same way that digital media is transforming reading books, listening to music and watching television, Card Trader is revolutionizing Star Wars collecting,” said Michael Bramlage, vice president of Digital at Topps. “Your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from the Star Wars universe can be collected and traded on your iOS device, from anywhere at any time.”

Star Wars: Card Trader launches with retro-inspired cards of known new from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, trading functionality (including friend lists and trader ratings), and classic re-releases that present vintage cards in beautiful high-definition.

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Clever Business Cards

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The headquarters of advertising agency Clark&Kent is located in a New York City phone booth. To help people remember, they have created business cards that pop-out to look like a tiny phone booth.

For other creative business cards, please go to Clever Business Cards, Part II Clever Business Cards, Part III and Clever Business Cards, Part IV.

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This Holiday Season, Starbucks Is Giving The Ultimate Gift To 10 Lucky Customers: Starbucks for Life

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Starbucks is offering customers the chance to gift themselves the ultimate prize – Starbucks for Life.

From now through Jan. 5, 2015, customers who pay using a Starbucks Card or their Starbucks mobile app, can enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway for a chance to win one of 482,000 instant prizes, and 10 customers in the U.S. will win the ultimate prize of Starbucks for Life, which is one free food or beverage item from participating stores every day for the next 30 years.

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“Starbucks for Life is truly the ultimate gift of the season, and we are thrilled to make that a reality for a special group of Starbucks customers. And, the prizes will keep coming throughout the holiday season with more than 482,000 instant winners,” said Sharon Rothstein, Starbucks global chief marketing officer.

By swiping a Starbucks Card or paying with a mobile device, customers will receive a receipt with a unique sweepstakes code that can be entered online at starbucks.com/play for a chance to win instant prizes, including free holiday beverages and treats, or the grand prize, the Ultimate Starbucks Card, which provides the winners with Starbucks for Life, an estimated value of $54,000 U.S.

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With only 14 made, the Ultimate Starbucks Card not only provides customers Starbucks for Life, but also a piece of Starbucks history. With an estimated retail value of $5,000, the card is made of 10K hammered gold, and will be engraved with the winner’s name. A total of 10 Ultimate Starbucks Cards will be available to win in the U.S., three in Canada, and one in the U.K., making it the most exclusive Starbucks Card ever made.

Click HERE for more information.

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Ladbrokes Designed ‘Homeland’ Playing Cards in Celebration of The New Season

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The popular TV drama ‘Homeland’ returns to the screens for another season. In celebration of the start of season four of the series starring Claire Danes in the role of a mentally unstable CIA officer, the betting company Ladbrokes has designed some exclusive playing cards featuring some of the show’s characters such as Brody and Carrie as the Royal cards.

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 The King card features an illustrated version of Nicholas Brody. Played by Damian Lewis, Brody was supposed to be a temporary character according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Brody is a sergeant in the U.S. Marines who was captured by al-Qaeda. He spent eight years as a prisoner of war and upon his release he returns to the US. Carrie suspects him of having been turned into an al-Qaeda operative. Brody has trouble reconnecting with his wife and his two children. He becomes Carrie’s love interest before leaving the series at the end of season 3.

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The Queen card pays tribute to bipolar protagonist Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes. Carrie is a very intelligent, intense CIA officer who suspects Brody of being an al-Qaeda terrorist. She tries to find proof for her suspicion but the two end up getting romantically involved. The card features a saxophone, thus alluding to Carrie’s love for jazz and the unpredictable and messy way in which her mind works.

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The Jack card is dedicated to Saul Berenson in the form of two USB sticks. Saul, played by Mandy Patinkin, is the Middle East Division Chief at the CIA. He has been with the CIA for over 35 years. Saul deeply cares for Carrie, whom he considers to be his protégé. Despite her odd methods, he stands by her and protects her whenever he can. He is married to Mira but because Saul usually puts his work before his family, their relationship isn’t always easy.

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 Seeing as the whole series is about a CIA officer and her work it isn’t surprising that the Ace playing card is dedicated to the American intelligence-gathering agency CIA. An eagle is prominently displayed in the middle of the card.

The beautiful playing cards were especially designed in celebration of the latest season of the popular show. You can take a closer look at the ‘Homeland’ playing cards on the Ladbrokes website. It also features playing card sets of other popular TV series such as ‘Game of Thrones’.

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Business Card Designs That Imagine The Real World Jobs of Famous Movie & TV Show Characters

Italian graphic designers Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have created Change the Perspective, a conceptual series of business card designs that imagine the real world jobs that famous characters from movies and TV shows would have.

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Poker-Playing Marvel Superheroes: The Role That Poker Plays In Character Development

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Every Marvel hero in existence has an ever-evolving character development, and as years pass writers continue to add depth to already well-rounded characters. Many real world issues have been reflected in the conceptualization of these Marvel superheroes. Even current pop culture staples have also made their way to comic storylines. Poker, in particular, has crept into the comic pages more than once. Here are just a few superheroes that have had poker integrated into their stories.

The Thing from Fantastic 4 

Formerly known as Benjamin Grimm, he along with the Avengers butler Edwin Jarvis have hosted a string of floating superhero poker games. Other than the Avengers, the characters that made appearances include Wolverine, Human Torch, Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Beast, and many others as dictated by the Marvel Universe. According to Comic Vine, Marvel fans debated over who would be the best poker player, The Thing or Gambit, which is the next superhero on the list.

Gambit from X-Men 

The superhero is equipped with a Bo staff and explosive playing cards, so it’s safe to say that he know s a thing or two about card games such as Texas Hold ‘Em. In that same forum about Marvel’s best poker player, those who said Gambit reasoned with the fact his kinetic energy allows him to be resistant to telepaths. Others wouldn’t stand a chance in trying to call his bluff.

Tony Stark or Iron Man 

When Iron Man isn’t soaring in the air in his amazingly advanced robotic suit, he is the pretentious and alarmingly wealthy Tony Stark that lives by an extravagant lifestyle. It’s really no surprise that he, out of all Marvel superheroes, could be caught sitting with the high rollers in a Las Vegas Casino or being dealt in alongside, Daniel Negreanu or the seasoned partypoker.com blogger and queen of poker, Kara Scott. Also, being the playboy that he is, he’ll probably be more interested in winning Kara over, than actually winning the pot.

Wolverine from X-Men 

Out of all the Marvel superheroes, Wolverine is the only one that actually played alongside a real poker professional, Daniel Negreanu. Granted, it was a cameo in the X-Men: Origins movie, but that could still count as Wolverine’s ability to play at a professional level, right?

Can you think of any more potential great poker players from the Marvel franchise?

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Card Table

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Card Table, a free app lets you and up to three friends play poker, gin rummy, bridge, blackjack, war, or any other card game you can think of, all using a single iPad as the table and your iPhones as your personal hands. It works over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

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