Friday, April 03, 2020

2016 PunkRockPaint Galactic Greats (custom)

I'm not sure why I had never posted this set here, so I am making up for it by bringing it to you four years after its release! This is the 2016 PunkRockPaint Galactic Greats custom card set.  The "wrapper" (above) is actually a card stock hanger modeled after the 1977 Kenner Star Wars action figure hangers. I am telling you, this is one freaking amazing set!

The back of the hanger shows off some of the cards plus has a few fun facts and easter eggs. Pictures do not do this thing justice. It is heavy stock, high gloss, and is everything I remember the action figure hangers to be from my childhood. Yes, I saw Episode IV in the theaters when it came out in 1977. I saw it at least 7 times that I cam remember. And, yes, I had the now priceless Jawa. But, I was a kid, so... it was promptly blown to smithereens by a Black Cat firecracker or something.

There are 30 cards plus a few extra bonus in each set. The fronts feature MLB teams as imagined as Star Wars teams. And, they are fantastic! The "stickers" you find in the set are not really stickers, but they can be cut out and taped to resemble stickers, should one be foolish enough to engage is such endeavors.

The backs show off more of PRP's amazing talent and have fun tidbits.

The fun part of the set is guessing which Star Wars logo lines up with which MLB team. Some are pretty obvious. Others might take a second or two. Either way, this set is truly one-of-a-kind!

Well, technically, I suppose, it is 66 of a kind. There were 66 sets made. Star Wars fans will immediately understand why 66. Others can just google it.

I actually bought three sets, if memory serves. I have one that I put in a binder, my son got a set, and the third I display in my home office.

I hope you've enjoyed peeking through this amazing set of custom cards by one of our hobby's great artistic talents!


Jafronius said...

I remember seeing a post about them when they were first released but completely forgot about them. Thanks for getting them up here!

shoeboxlegends said...

Wow, never heard of these but what a fantastic job. I wish I'd picked up a set. Thanks for posting!

Bulldog said...

Pretty sweet. I've never heard of these. Fun post.

Fuji said...

Awesome set! I picked up one of these sets too. Thought I wrote a review post too, but I can't seem to find it in my search.

PunkRockPaint said...

Rad! This one was a ton of fun. Wish I would have kept one for myself. :/

The Angels In Order said...

Dude! Those are Awesome!