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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
It's Spring Training Time, So Are You Ready For Some Artball?!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Non Comics Works



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It's Spring Training Time, So Are You Ready For Some


Click Here to see our Newly listed Comics, Books, and Graphic Novels! 

Fantastic Paintings On Baseballs By Monty Sheldon...

Plus A New Feature For 2009!

My morning schedule includes... checking emails, eBay sales, Facebook messages, and then blogging.  After blogging, I check to see our blog's visitor stats to see what is of interet to current readers of our blogs.

So even though my Blog isn't about sports, there have been several visitors already today checking out an archived blog post of mine that is 'sports related', yet also has 'roots' in comic books!  That would be the post on Monty Sheldon's Artball and Sketch Card Series that I posted back on February 7th.  

Monty Sheldon became a Facebook Friend of mine after he first purchased some back issue comic books from our eBay Featured Store!

With his online payment he added on a clickable tagline link, which I, being the curious fellow that I am, clicked on it.  I was transported to his web site and totally blown away by the items that I saw he had painted and listed on it!

I immediately wrote him back and asked more about his creative works.  He also mentioned his 'Sketch Cards' works.

Part of my ongoing conversation with him included the following from Monty:

Click Here to see our Newly listed Comics, Books, and Graphic Novels!    "You might be curious to see my latest art project for 2009.

Every Sunday night I will be posting on eBay 3-5 1/1 fully penciled sketch cards featuring various baseball and other sports stars of today and yesterday.

I believe it is the first time, for sports cards anyway, that 1/1 sketch cards have been part of a numbered set. So far so good. Drawing them has taken me back to my days at DarK Horse Comics. They are a real blast to work on!"

As Monty mentioned being at Dark Horse Comics, I asked him about when he was there.  In another message he mentioned a little more:

"I worked there from 1989 - 1998. When I started working there I had become the 13th employee at the time.  When I left I had become the 5th in seniority behind only Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Chris Chalenor, and Neil Hankerson. It was a great place to work."

Monty has done really well since his days at Dark Horse Comics.  His cards start at bid for $49.95 including Free Shipping, and one of last week's card auctions, (a Jackie Robinson sketch card), had 12 bids on it and ended up at $255.01 ending bid! 

Monty's eBay listings for his sketchcards can be found at:


Those currently up for auction end in just a little over 5 days from this posting!

Monty's other creative works including his 'ArtBall' creations can be viewed at his own web site:


(Note: A complimentary item for this mention / review was Not provided by the artist.)  

I want to thank Monty again for adding that tagline with his message!   For you Baseball Fans out there that are reading this blog post, you gotta check out those two sites for more of what Monty has created!

For those of you that are new to our blog today, we have an ongoing online 'Comic Con and Pop Culture Convention' here at "Make It So Marketing Inc.", what with our daily blog posts,  and new listings of items for sale in our online eBay Featured Store

Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!
~ Michael (and Tina)
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Michael first set up at the 1972 San Diego's West Coast Comic Con. To the left is a photo of Michael having Stan Lee personalize a comic book at a San Diego Comic Con.  And Yeah, that goatee was worn after the SD Padres were on a winning streak!Click that photo to see 'Our Current World Of Pop Culture'!
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