Monday, March 27, 2023

I opened an Etsy shop for my quirky cards

I haven't really sold cards (or anything really) for the past few years but after getting laid off last month, I've decided to start up a side hustle selling my fun/weird cards on Etsy.

Debut drop of (15) 1991 Fleer mods available now. Use promo code GRANDOPENING by the end of March for 15% off.

I'm trying to figure out the market for these things, so if a price seem high, keep an eye on it because I plan to run good sales on the cards that don't sell after a while. (I got cute with some "uniform-number pricing" among this first batch.) And all purchases include free US shipping plus a surprise bonus custom, so there's that!

Please consider yourself invited to help out your ol' pal Gav and spread the word. Do you have a buddy who is a bigtime player-collector of anyone who appears in 1991 Fleer (or 1991 Fleer Update)? Hey, they might jump at scoring themselves a lightened border of that player from me! Send 'em over my way, why not! :)

In addition to the '91 Fleer mods, I've got lots of cardart/etc ideas to work on and offer in the shop soon.. ranging from "ok, that's a weird idea" to "HOTDAMN,NOWTHAT'SCOOL!" (if I'm able to pull it off, which is always a big if) and everywhere in between. (NOTE: Customs that I print out are still trade-only.. mostly because I don't want to worry about potential legal entanglements. Mods and "cardart" are much less sticky in that regard seeing as those involved in creating the cards have already been paid when the cards were originally brought to market.) Apparently you can sell regular cards on Etsy too, not just the "crafty" ones, so maybe someday I'll start selling normal cards on there too, though I think "feeBay" is still the best option for selling sports cards. I mean, I for one have never searched for baseball cards on Etsy, but I see a lot of creative card/sports folks on Twitter who use Etsy as their online shop for their art cards or coasters made from junkwax wrappers or whatever.

Anyway, thanks as always for reading my cardblog. I promise I won't pimp the shop too much (--always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when a blog gets a little to heavy on the self-promotion or trying to make a buck, and I know I'm not alone on that--), but expect a link in the sidebar and for me to probably mention when I get a new drop of cards added to the shop, which I'm currently shooting to do once a month. When(/if?!) I get another "real job working for the man", my Etsy may likely dry up as I just don't have enough hours in my day for too much stuff thanks in part to owning a high-energy dog.


That link again...

Again, use promo code (or this link->) GRANDOPENING for 15% off until end of March 2023.

Thanks for your support!


  1. Very sorry to hear about your job. Hoping the Etsy shop does well, as I've always loved your customs and creations.

  2. I used to look for cards on there somewhat regularly, but stopped after all of the reprints (counterfeits) started showing up. From everything I've read though, it seems to still be a good place for you creative types to make money from your art; so I'm glad to hear that you'll finally be doing so :)

  3. Sorry to hear about your job, but wish you the best with your future endeavors!

  4. I'll check out your store. It sucks being laid off, I know the feeling.

  5. Oof. Rough news but I'll totally publicize the shop. I've also bought cards off of Etsy before. Is a decent source for pre-war stuff.

  6. Best of luck with your Etsy shop. I haven't been on that site for a few years, but I'll check your shop out.

  7. Sorry to hear about your job. Pretty sure I follow you on Twitter so I'll plug your Etsy shop on there for you.

  8. Best of luck with the custom card Etsy shop. A former co-worker of mine just started her own Etsy shop. Hopefully there are a lot of customers over there who enjoy your work as much as we do!