I first heard about iCardz Military History products from a post on Trader’s Crack, several months ago. The post was about the D-Day card set, but when I started searching around the company’s site, I saw a lot of things I really liked. I ordered a box of their America at War card set featuring a subset of cards commemorating Band of Brothers. I have a lot to post about this set, but I guess like any product – the hits are the first thing that jumps out at you.
I preordered my box, and it gave me the option of selecting a bonus sketch card, promo set, or autographed card. I chose the autographed card, and packed on the top of my box was a pack containing a signed card from Edward ‘Babe’ Heffron who served in the East Company. The back of the card says that Heffron was actually exempt from military service due to his job in a shipbuilding plant, but he chose to enlist anyways.
The basic card design for the autographs is the same as the base card featuring the same person, but it features a light vertical strip along the right hand edge of the card, and the autographs are signed vertically in this space.
In total, there are 9 different autograph subjects in the set, and the cards are numbered with an ‘SP’ prefix. In addition to Heffron, the other autograph subjects in the set are: William Guarnere, Ed Tipper, Donald Malarkey, Forrest Guth, Clancy Lyall, Buck Compton, Buck Taylor and Earl McClung.
I can’t find it anywhere on their site right now, but I am sure I read somewhere that there should be one ‘hit’ in each box, which would be either an autograph or a sketch card. In my case, I ended up with another autograph – this one featuring Lynn ‘Buck’ Compton.
These autographs are a pretty amazing addition to an already history rich product. I’ll have more to post about the base cards and set later, but I wanted to get these autographs posted.
Is anyone else out there working with this set?