One of the new things with Topps Series 2 will be "Make Your Own Sketch Cards," according to a recent post by Beckett.
I'm not a great drawer. I'm not terrible either and have dabbled in it before. However, I don't think I will be taking my time out to create a sketch card for Topps. That's not to say I think this is a bad idea.
I do wonder though how well Topps wants the cards to look. I would love to have my nieces and nephew, who have no interest in sports, but love to color, to draw on these cards and send them in. To me, that seems exciting to them to create a card and get it in the set. Will it be good? Probably not. And for the 4-year-old, I am not sure she would even draw a baseball player.
I think there are some collectors out there who are artistic. We have seen that from custom creations to sketch cards.
I think the next step from this for Topps would be "Create Your Own Set." Imagine some of the talented collectors out there creating their own base design and two to three subsets. Then, getting to see their imagination come to fruition. In this scenario, I don't getting the set would be good enough. Because they had the idea, a monetary prize should be award too.
What kind of interactive contest would you like to see from the card companies and is anyone planning on creating any sketch cards?