Monday, April 18, 2016

Another (York) Revolution

The amount of artelopes this year will be a bit slower than last year as I think I'll stick to using the idea for teams with business cards missing from the collection. There will be exceptions, and the one below fits into that category.

The York Revolution are one of those teams that have taken such good care of me in the past. Due to that, when I saw that this is the ten year anniversary for the team. An artelope with the big Roman numeral for ten, and the eagle claw was in order.

Much like past years the team once again hooked up this cat. Inside the return were three of the above schedules, and one business card. York is usually one of the teams that does two schedules each season. This means I will either be mailing the team later in the summer, or trading for one from another collector. Either way I can't say thank you enough to the Revolution for another great return.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Little Help From My Friends (OKC Dodgers)

Missing from my Pacific Coast League business card collection is the Oklahoma City Dodgers. This problem arose when the team changed affiliates to the Dodgers. Not only did the team make the affiliate change though, they made a name change to the Dodgers to go along with this new affiliation.

Wanting to add the Dodgers into the business cards after these changes. Last year I went about sending an artelope with a brick design. The request ended with a couple schedules, but no new business card. Never one to give up I went for it again this year with the following attempt.

Even though I don't give up trying. One thing I will do at times is send simpler designs, or no design whatsoever. OKC fell under the category of keeping it simpler to see if the parent club Dodgers red logo might yield better results.

Sadly this years return copied last years in the Dodgers sent two of the above schedules. Much like last year there was no business card to fill in the collection.

Things changed not long after sending out the artelope in the luck department. A fellow schedule collector happens to live in OKC, and contacted with an offer to pick up a business card. Despite having the pending return I went the bird in hand method, and took him up on a trade for the card. Good thing too as now thanks to this trade the Dodgers are now proud members of the Prowling Cat's business card collection.

Adding the Dodgers leaves the missing MiLB cards at 19 with only one request currently out there for MiLB. Soon more will be making their way out, and hopefully lowering the count.

Monday, April 11, 2016

A New Look Hot Rod

This off-season the Bowling Green Hot Rods joined the list of teams going through a logo change. What this meant to 'The Cat' is a new business card was needed to add with the old card. To do this an artelope was sent out into the world.

Wanting to do a new look the idea of a tire tread was thought up. Before going too far though I have to admit that the tire was splashed across the teams website. It was a simple look that yielded the results I was looking for.

Starting off things was three schedules with one for my personal collection, and the other two will go up for trade. Most important was the business card for updating the collection. Crossing the Hot Rods off the list put the Midwest League back into the completed list. Besides a complete league this puts the missing teams at 19. Two should fall this summer, but the remaining I will be at the mercy of return requests.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Talkin About A (Texas) Revolution

While doing my run of requests for business cards I've thrown out a few non-artelope style attempts. One of those was to the Texas Revolution from the CIF. The idea was to stretch my indoor football business cards to more than just the AFL, and IFL. To do this I randomly picked a couple teams who I thought had cool logo's, and sent out requests.

Despite missing the artwork I had to share what happens to be one of the top business cards in all of indoor football.

Now that is what you call sweetness! Note to all teams, that is how you represent on a business card, and with a schedule to boot. I would toss in the pocket schedule, but honestly it is the business card picture done up slightly different. This makes me wonder if the name Revolution comes from the fact they are revolutionizing their sport? If not it should be.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Miami Dolphins Fan Pack Me

Missing seven teams from a full set of business cards for the NFL. I created an artelope to send off for the Miami Dolphins. Problem is I didn't do a scan of the drawing as it wasn't anything fantastic, and I honestly wanted to just get it sent. After getting the return I am kind of wishing I'd have done a scan to show with this post.

Despite missing the artelope I have to share what the Dolphins sent my direction. Any time a team sends a fan package full of goodies I have to share for the world to see.

When it comes to the NFL I keep track of the Broncos, and not really any other team. Keeping that in mind I couldn't tell you who Jarvis Landry is. The blue felt flag was a pretty cool item that I don't know what will happen to it. The bottom sticker I am hoping isn't too big to put on the football binder. If it does fit I'm undecided on whether to put it on the business cards or Fleer Team Action football binder.

Lastly the Dolphins nailed it down by tossing in the much needed business card. Not only was I excited that the Dolphins sent such a sweet card. Adding the tewam dropped the NFL down to a mere six teams.