15 04 2008

Well, it’s that time again. Heavenly Vixen series two is in the works and this time there is something REALLY big to go along with it. First of all, if you don’t remember or weren’t around, here are the series one scans. They were created, printed out, and given away for free to readers of Wax Heaven. Last season the print run was a bit scarce but this time around print run will be as follows: base (50), auto’s (10), lipstick auto (5) and for the first time ever there will be extra cards included.

Okay, this is where you the reader of Wax Heaven needs to contribute. We are creating a 5-card set based around the characters from the movie Major League. Since the film came out in 1989 the design will be from one of the ’89 main releases. YOU CHOOSE WHICH DESIGN! Fleer, Upper Deck, Topps, Score, etc. We are going to be using the DVD to pull the photos so don’t expect some lousy picture from Google Images to be your card. It’s going to look like the real thing, minus any logos to cover our butt.

Also, there will be a 5-card set around the 1994 sequel as well. Once again, you the reader gets to pick the design (no fancy stuff like Finest or SP). Along with picking the design, you also get to choose what 5 players are included in both sets. Here’s the catch, each person who makes a request for the Heavenly Vixen card will get a randomly inserted Major League baseball card with their Vixen. There will be entire sets put on eBay with a Buy It Now option of $7. The only reason for the price is because the set is going to cost me quite a bit of change to have designed & printed. So, free one free card to anyone who wants a Vixen but for you set-builders who might want the entire 10-card collection, you are looking at a whopping $10 fee. Not too bad, right?

Here is the official poll:

1. What 1989 release do you think the Major League set should be modeled after?

2. What 5 players should be included in the set?

3. What 1994 release do you think the Major League II set should be modeled after?

4. What 5 players should be included in the second set?


A. Should the two sets be placed on eBay for $7 or raffled off at $3 per ticket?




24 responses

15 04 2008
Tony - The Football Card Blog

Mario – Not to be a buzz kill, but while removing the logos may cover you from the MLB perspective, but I think that the studio would still have a claim. Not sure that they would come after you for it, since it’s not like you’re trying to sell mass quantities commercially, but you might want to keep that in mind.

15 04 2008

Brilliant idea!

1. Topps, clearly the most baseball-esque set of the year, plus the team names are already in that same type of font as the film title. If that makes any sense.

2. With only 6 player characters to focus on, someone loses out, but you have to go with Taylor, Vaughn, Dorn, Hayes, and Cerrano (sorry Harris, don’t mess with Jobu).

3. I was out of the hobby at this point, but the base Fleer looks appropriate, although Topps would be a close second.

4. It’s been awhile…Vaughn, Hayes, Cerrano, plus new guys Baker and Tanaka?

Bonus: Go with the ‘Bay, I hate losing raffles.

15 04 2008

1.) 1989 Donruss – classic 80’s rainbow design

2.) Rick Vaughn
Jake Taylor
Roger Dorn
Pedro Cerrano
Willie Mays Hays
Honorable Mentions
Eddie Harris – for his snot ball
Harry Doyle – c’mon, it’s Bob friggin Uecker

3.) 1994 Upper Deck

4.) Rube Baker
Isuro Tanaka – Big Balls
Lou Brown – You gotta have a manager card
Rick Vaughn – In a suit, ala Dice-K
Willie Mays Hays – Just cause it’s Omar Epps

5.) ebay – I hate losing raffles!!

15 04 2008

I would say go with eBay as well, i wonder the same thing as Tony though.

15 04 2008

Upper Deck for both, and im only going to vote for Jobu and WMHayes..

eBay them up ill buy!! NO RAFFLE

15 04 2008

I have to go with Wild Thing and Willie Mays Hayes for sure. And e-bay ’em

15 04 2008

Tony’s right. This could be a legal mess. Would they come after you for it? Probably not, but people have been sued by studios for less. Not only do you have issues of using “Major League” as a property owned by the studio or whoever holds the rights to it now, but you’d also be using the likenesses of the actors. If you were doing this for free, it might be a different issue, but the fact that you’re making money off of it could be an issue. Like tony, I’m not trying to be a buzz kill. I think it’s a great idea, but just trying to point out some ramifications that could happen.

15 04 2008
Mario A.

Good point, Russ. This is definately no scheme to get money though. The printing is taken care of but I want to make sure JBel4331 gets some nice rewards for his awesome work.

I think I can get it all done before the studio even knows what we are up to, though. It’s worth a shot and if anything, the cards will be free in giveaway.

I can’t be stopped. 🙂

15 04 2008

remember how they took clothes off of a cut out of the hot owner lady?? that would make a pretty cool card. I forget which guy pulls they silver pieces off of the cut out.

15 04 2008

Oh and for my decisions:

1) 89 UD
2) Willie Mays Hayes
Pedro Cerrano
Rick Vaughn
Roger Dorn
Jake Taylor
3) 1994 Fleer (or 1994 Topps ’54 Archives)
4)Isuro Tanaka
Harry Doyle ( I don’t care that he’s not a player)
Lou Brown
Rube Baker
Jesse Ventura as “White Lightning”

15 04 2008

My votes:

1. 1989 Topps

2. Jake Taylor, Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Willie Mays Hayes, Roger Dorn, Pedro Cerrano

3. 1994 Topps

4. Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, Willie Mays Hayes, Pedro Cerrano, Isuro Tanaka, Rube Baker

A. Ebay

15 04 2008

1) ’89 Fleer and give Dorn a F***face.

2) Eddie Harris
Clue Haywood
Roger Dorn
Lou Brown
Wild Thing/Willie Mays Hayes Rookie stars card

3) ’94 Score

4) Jake Taylor
Pedro Cerrano
Isuro Tanaka
Harry Doyle
Rube Baker in the style of the A-Rod Score Rookie/Traded card.

eBay might pull the auction, do donations instead.

15 04 2008
Tony - The Football Card Blog

Well, if you are going to go ahead, I can’t argue with the players selected by others, but I’d like to see Lou Brown part of the initial set–and include a class quote on the back of each.

“Uh-oh, Rexie, I don’t think this one’s got the distance.”

“The post-game show is brought to you by… Christ, I can’t find it. To hell with it.”

“You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?”

“Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls.”

15 04 2008
Paul R.Destralo/CEO of DDoubleplay Sports

Feeling much better Mario.
I guess my pick would be the 1989 Upper Deck set being it set me back about $50.00 and changed the hobby with high end cards forever.
Ok here is my line-up LMFAO!

1)Ultimate Warrior
2)Hulk Hogan
3)The Bushwhackers
4)King Kong Bundy
5)Brother Love

16 04 2008

1) ‘89 Fleer or Donruss

2) Jake Taylor
Clue Haywood
Roger Dorn
Wild Thing Vaughn

3) ‘94 Score

4) Eddie Harris
Pedro Cerrano
Isuro Tanaka
Harry Doyle
Rube Baker Rookie

16 04 2008
Mario A.

Hey guys, thanks for all the votes. Keep ’em coming.
Just spoke with the card designer and he has run into a little trouble with Upper Deck in the past so we are going to stay away from their products and likeness.

Donruss, Fleer, and Topps is still open, though. The print run on the Vixen cards will be high but there will only be 12 Major League master sets (10 cards) and two sets for for breaking up and including into the Vixen pack.

Plus, there might be a bonus 1/1 of the club owner in her showgirls outfit. Photos will be coming this weekend and you guys get to decide which ones work.

16 04 2008

since I chose 89 UD for the first set, change my vote to 89 Fleer

16 04 2008

“Plus, there might be a bonus 1/1 of the club owner in her showgirls outfit.”

i like it

17 04 2008
Paul R.Destralo/CEO of DDoubleplay Sports

Hey how about this guy 1989 Upper Deck Dodgers Pitcher Brian Holton Error card #72.
The error is that there’s the wrong person on the fronts of some Upper Deck cards.
See Pictures.

17 04 2008

1) 1989 Donruss
2) Vaughn “Rated Rookie”, Hayes “Rated Rookie”, Cerrano, Dorn, Taylor
3) 1994 Stadium Club
4) Tanaka, Baker, Cerrano, Vaughn, Hayes
5) eBay

Dang, I really wanna see these movies again now.

17 04 2008

89 Donruss:
Rated Rookies: Vaughn, Hayes, and Cerrano
MVP: Dorn (all though I like the Billy Ripken 89 Fleer idea)
Diamond King: Taylor: small picture of Jake calling his shot against the Yankees

94 Topps:
Rookie Cup: Vaughn and Cerrano ( two notes: 1. I know the sets are 6 years apart but Major League 2 takes place the season after Major League, hence Vaughn and Cerrano will be in their sophomore seasons. 2. No Willie Mays Hayes card, since Omar Epps took Wesley Snipes place)

Duel Managers card: Lou Brown and Jake Taylor
Prospects: Rube
Rated Rookie: Takana

18 04 2008
Mario A.

PAB, you are absolutely right. It should be 1989 and 1990. Man, good catch there!

23 04 2008

I’m sticking with my 89 Donruss Selection but I’m changing from 94 Topps to 90 Score for the ML 2 cards:
Draft Pick – Rube
Rookie – Takana (use a “no marbles” pic)
Dream Team – Cerrano
Highlights – Jake Taylor squeeze play to win the AL East in 89 season
Wild Thing Card (like the famous Bo Jackson card from this set)- Black and White of Vaugh on the front either coming in from the pin with the leather jacket, or glaring at a batter with the skull and crossbone glasses, on the back of the card simply write Wild Thing.

Keep us posted on the winner.

have you heard the Canseco segment on Page 2 of espn.com? It’s free under on their burning questions pod-cast. It’s pretty interesting, we get to hear about roids, Canseco for Comish, and a synopsis of his third book (I’d like you to post your thoughts about this third book which Canseco is going to write). Enjoy.

23 04 2008
Mario A.

PAB, will check it out on ESPN. Thanks for the heads-up.

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