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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 11 2016 9:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Athletics Cards were created for all sport, art, games and fun lovers. This exclusive deck consists of 18 highest quality, hand-painted portraits of the performing athletes. All of them surrounded by customized sport-themed design and packaged in the tailored energetic box which will wake up in you the true competitive spirit.

King of Spades: Sprint Run

 Queen of Spades: Middle-distance Run

 Jack of Hearts: Pole Vault

 Queen of Clubs: Hammer Throw

The paintings are an artistic vision of the authors and do not depict any real persons.
The paintings are an artistic vision of the authors and do not depict any real persons.

 Pip Cards Design

 

 Back of the Cards

The final card designs are subject to your feedback. We are happy to hear your opinions in the comments  section or you can email us at theathleticscards@gmail.com . If you are excited to see the next editions of Sports Cards, such as aquatic, team or winter sports we cannot wait to hear your suggestions too.

All disciplines will  be depicted on the face cards, Aces and Jokers. You can also find all their miniatures on the back. The cards will represent 9 women (as Aces and Queens, plus one Joker) and 9 men (as Kings and Jacks plus Joker). We will keep creating and adding the new cards designs during the campaign.

Features

The cards will be printed in the standard poker card size of 2.5" x 3.5". They will be packaged in the custom, special box which will definitely stand out of the shelf and sealed with the protective foil. We are aiming to provide the highest quality, professional cardstock, at least 300gsm thick. The special features such as linen finish will be offered to you as the reward tiers. If the playing cards are not really your thing, but you would like to have one of the paintings as the print just let us know in the comment section and we will do our best to create the new reward tiers for you.

Rewards

Exclusively for our Backers during the campaign only the cards are offered at the special lower prices. Moreover, to every order of 3 decks or more, we will add the digital painting of the chosen athlete. We are also extremely excited to announce the new option of buying the digital version of the deck to print and cut at home by yourself in the extra bargain price. For the true sports lovers, we will also create the customized digital card with a painting of the person of your choice. Hopefully, with your help, the Athletics Cards will be printed and become the first of the Sports Cards Series. Thank you!

Authors

I have created the Athletics Cards deck jointly with my girlfriend Caroline who shares with me the equal passion for sport and art. We are current students of Metropolitan Manchester Univeristy and Univeristy of Manchester respectively, the former lifeguards and competitive runner/swimmer, freelancer graphics and painters by day, and the independent creators by night. If you want to see some of our works in Fine Arts, please check the links under the names. If you want to learn more about the creating process, the story and future of the Athletics Cards follow us on www.facebook.com/thesportscards and Instagram at @thesportscards.

Risks and challenges

We are on the road to complete the rest of the portraits in the following days and will keep revealing the new cards throughout the campaign. We have the previous experience in handling the design projects for commercial purposes and professional companies, as well as in handling international shipping with our paintings. The only challenge we can encounter is handling the international distribution of the vast amount of decks (if you fall in love with them as much as we do), but we have our family and friends ready to help if any additional pair of hands will be in need. Follow our campaign and we will keep you updated throughout the whole process!

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.54

    Digital picture

    apx $2.5
    You receive a personalized thank you email from the authors and one painting of the featured athlete of your choice in the digital PDF version.

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    Digital deck

    apx $7.5
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    Earlybird Deck

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    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors and one original deck of the Athletics Cards in Earlybird price for being one of the first backers on board.

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    One Deck

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    Two Decks

    apx $23
    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors and two original decks of the Athletics Cards.

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    Three Decks

    apx $33.5
    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors, one painting of the featured athlete of your choice in digital PDF version and three original decks of the Athletics Cards.

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    Six Decks

    apx $65
    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors, nine paintings of the featured athletes of your choice in digital version and six original decks of the Athletics Cards.

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    One Brick (Twelve Decks)

    apx $123
    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors, the digital copies of the all 18 paintings of the featured athletes and twelve original decks of the Athletics Cards.

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    • 18× Digital Picture
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    The Super Special Deck Set

    apx $389
    You receive a personalized signed thank you from the authors, the digital copies of the all 18 paintings of the featured athletes, twelve original decks of the Athletics Cards and the original portrait by the authors of the person of your choosing in the high-resolution digital version.

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    The Only Deck in the World

    apx $6500
    We will draw for you all 18 characters of your choice and feature them on the cards. You will get your one-only exclusive deck with your family, friends, idols or yourself in the sporty background. We will also make for you the digital copy or (for additional cost) print for you as many copies as you wish.

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