In recent posts, I have discussed two card sets which have sparked interest among several of my readers: CyberAction Digital Trading Cards and 1989 Major League Movie Cards.
After doing some research, I actually located the email addresses of the original founding members of the Digibles/CyberAction card company. I wrote to all three, asking if they would participate in an interview regarding the cards, the company, and the hobby itself. I heard back from one of the individuals and through a series of emails, came -this- close to scoring an interview. As life would have it, however, things fell apart before they could come together.
The quest for the 1989 "Major League" movie card set led me down a road of enlisting multiple 'card finding' companies for help. In addition, Chris Olds at Beckett (who started the quest in the first place, if you remember) has not been able to uncover specimens of the cards, either. For my part in the hunt for the cards, I contacted Paramount Pictures marketing, those card-finders, several friends in the card-collecting world, and even Dr. Beckett's contact himself. So far, the only thing I seem to have help create is a bigger demand for cards that are even more elusive than that 1952 pack of cards in a Tri-Star chase blaster!
As you may have surmised, I do not go quietly into the night when it comes to cards I'm trying to find. I have not quite given up on either of these pet projects, but like many things, I have decided to set these on the back burner for a bit. Perhaps if left alone to stew in their juices, something will come along to take both of these to the next level.
Some of you may be wondering why anyone would post such setbacks in the first place. Frankly, I'm not sure myself. I think in some way, I'm hoping that sticking this out here, someone will stumble along and be able to help out with either project, or by some bizarre alignment of the planets, both projects.
So, while I am not ready too call these 'strike-outs' just yet, I will say that things are "juuuust a bit outside...."