Razor Going After Non-Sports Market

13 11 2009

Lately, I’ve lost much interest in sports cards thanks to one exclusive contract after another. Thankfully, I have non-sports cards keeping me entertained, although even that market has suffered after Inkworks shut its doors.

While Razor got their feet wet by producing Razor Ink Archives and selling what was left of Inkworks’ material, in 2010 they will be producing their first original non-sports set titled ‘Pop Century’.

Having gotten an early sneak peek at some of the celebrities that have already signed up, some early design mock-ups, and even a few photographs from celebrities endorsing the product, I believe it has a chance to compete head on with Donruss’ Americana release.

While the product is still being worked on and sell sheets will likely not be available until early 2010, Brian Gray, owner of Razor and a big fan of the card blogosphere thought collectors might want to help in the creative process and has even come up with some pretty awesome rewards.

To enter this contest, simply create a list in the comments section with your Top 3 Celebrity Autographs you’d like to see included in 2010 Pop Century. You may also include dead celebrities, as these days it’s incredibly easy to find documents to cut up and include into a card.

The reader with the best suggestion will win this extremely rare Razor Poker Shannon Elizabeth autograph. The two runner-ups will each win a Razor Metal Matt Wieters on-card autograph.

Contest officially ends on Sunday night.

Shannon Elizabeth


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13 11 2009
Newspaperman

My dream auto card: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach, the main characters from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”

13 11 2009
Newspaperman

Also get all four original members of the Led Zeppelin on one would be kick-ass.

13 11 2009
Paul Teufer

Mike Myers
Chris Farley
Phil Hartman

13 11 2009
toolboxroom

Michael Jackson
Elvis Presley
John Lennon

Imagine the press that lineup would get, Even if it was a small run it would draw major attention.

13 11 2009
Craig

#1 – Tupac “2Pac” Shakur

#2 – Clint Eastwood

#3 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Thanks
Craig

13 11 2009
Newspaperman

And a quad auto of Ric Flair / Hulk Hogan / Steve Austin / The Rock

13 11 2009
toolboxroom

I am not sure I am allowed a second entry but I think another line up to draw attention would be:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcom X
Rosa Parks

Not sure they qualify as “Pop”, but would sure be a cool historic line up.

13 11 2009
VOTC

Mark Hamil – James Earl Jones Dual Auto “Luke, I am your father”

Lynda Carter – Wonder Woman

Not just cuts but autos, on card IN character

13 11 2009
Kyle

John Wayne…because he’s John Wayne

13 11 2009
metsthoughts

Jon & Kate Gosselin, Octo-mom =)

13 11 2009
jswaykos

Hmmm, I’m not much of a celebrity guy, but my three would be…

Jerry Seinfeld
Darius Rucker
Billy Mays

Ha, kinda random I guess, just picked guys from TV shows or music that I like.

13 11 2009
dayf

George Clooney

Dual Auto of John Flansburgh and John Linnell (AKA They Might Be Giants)

Absolutely anybody from the cast of The Big Bang Theory.

13 11 2009
Tim

I know this one is no longer possible, but:
Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, and John Ritter. Three’s Company, the perfect threeway auto

13 11 2009
metsthoughts

one more….

carrie prejean, perez hilton, larry king…hehe

13 11 2009
darkship

I’d love to see…. Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair and Ewen McGregor. Razor does a great job on their releases… Keep up the good work!

13 11 2009
Graham

2Pac
Makaveli
Biggie

13 11 2009
Mario A.

Metsthoughts,

One of those three already has a deal with Razor, I believe.

13 11 2009
ig4mer

I going with a music theme.

Buddy Holly- Died way too soon. I’m pretty sure there are not a lot of autographs of his lying around.

John Lennon- One of the most influential men in music

Joey Ramone- Led my favorite band

I could think of thousands of autos I want but I’ll leave it at that three.

13 11 2009
Slette

I’d love to see a Jerry Seinfeld/Larry David dual. I’d also love James Gandolfini and Jim Norton.

13 11 2009
ryanmemorabilia

Bruce Lee
Chuck Norris

13 11 2009
jbarker2

Kurt Cobain
Bono
Johnny Cash
All three made huge impacts on their respective genres and are all very popular.

13 11 2009
Shaun

How about some reality TV stars:

Richard Hatch
Johnny Fairplay
Rupert Boneham

13 11 2009
kman

Jesse Owens, Mahatma Ghandi and Yuri Gagarin. Not all on the same card🙂

13 11 2009
bstrode

do you think they would be willing to make a Gellman certified autograph? after all, he is the premier spokesman for UD….

13 11 2009
beardy

1. Big Lebowski triple featuring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman & Steve Buschemi

2. Dumb & Dumber dual featuring Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels

3. This one is going to have to be a cut sig, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash. Why no one has produced this card already is a mystery to me.

13 11 2009
metsthoughts

ok. then how about sarah palin, oprah winfrey, and erin andrews?

13 11 2009
Joe from the D

I’m going to cheat and put a couple of ideas in one post.

How about a Beattles quad auto?

Or a 3 Stooges triple auto (quad if you want to include Shep).

Or if you wanted something REALLY crazy, try this on for size:

Abe Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, JFK & Lee Harvey Oswald quad cut auto.
That would be one of the most unique and memorable auto cards ever made.

13 11 2009
Michael

Top 3 Living:
3. Seth Rogan
2. Taylor Swift
Not a fan, but she’s really popular now…
1. Gabriel Iglesias

Top 3 Dead:
3. Billy Mays
2. Michael Jackson
1. Patrick Swayze

Sorry for the unoriginality since they all died recently, but I think they would be neat.

13 11 2009
Timmy

The Greats Die Young Tri-Auto of
2pac
Michael Jackson
Princess Diana

2pac
Biggie
Easy E

13 11 2009
jl

Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Jr

Would love to see a rat pack cut card…. Has not been done yet…..

13 11 2009
jamoke

Mozart, Einstein, Van Gogh

13 11 2009
Rob

Martin Luther King Jr
Einstein
Helen Keller

13 11 2009
toolboxroom

jl, I lopve the Rat Pack card idea

13 11 2009
sneakymuffin2010

eminem
2pac
Notrious B.I.G

13 11 2009
Cory

Edward Norton
Rush Limbaugh
Natalie Portman

13 11 2009
saket mehta

Martin Luther King Jr.
Billy Mays
Michael Jackson

13 11 2009
Tom

Van gogh, devinnchi, and albert einstien

13 11 2009
gcrl

Charles Schultz
Dick Clark
Frank Miller

13 11 2009
Chris

Rod Serling
Alfred Hitchcock
Jimmy Stewart

-Chris
http://oncardautos.wordpress.com/

13 11 2009
Chris

To the bst of my knowledge, Hitchcock and Serling don’t have any cuts in any product so if there interested in making a big splash, Razor could be the first company ever.

13 11 2009
metsthoughts

Sorry if I’m submitting too many….but what about Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Johnny Carson?

13 11 2009
mfw13

A: Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring
B: George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein
C: G.B. Trudeau, Gary Larson, Berkeley Breathed
D: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

13 11 2009
soccerfanatic

John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Clayton Moore

13 11 2009
R-

JKF
Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby

or

Bon Scott/Brian Johnson (AC/DC).

or

Bon Scott/Brian Johnson/Angus Young/Malcolm Young/Cliff Williams/Phil Rudd.

13 11 2009
Dominick

My three would be the 3 major presidents, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the current president, Barack Obama.

13 11 2009
ToddUncommon

Howard Hughes

Thomas Pynchon

Stanley Kubrick

Call it the “Hermit Collection”.
🙂

13 11 2009
JamesK

Bob Marley, MJ and 2pac! That would be pretty sweet. All were top of there game in there music scene.

Razor I love your brand but could you please try and do on card autos or at the very lest have your people sign white pieces of paper and imbed them into the card so they look like “cut” autos. IM SO SICK OF UGLY STICKER AUTOS.

13 11 2009
the drizz

jesus christ, adolf hitler, milli vanilli

13 11 2009
Robert S.

jessica biel, blake lively, marilyn monroe

13 11 2009
lonestarr

Stacie Orrico, Nelson Mandela, & Brandon Lee

13 11 2009
toolboxroom

The Yalta Conference card

FDR
Winston Churchill
Joseph Stalin

The card would need to have the iconic picture of the “Big Three” on the front

13 11 2009
Chris Kinniery

Since this is a pop culture set then I think we pay tribute to some creators of pop culture taht few know about…

Harvey Ball (Created “The Smiley Face image.)
Milton Glaser (Created the “I heart NY” logo.)
Nubisbi Kocusbi. (Invented the video game Pac-Man)

Probably wont have high sale value as opposed to some of the fantastic ideas suggested above but those items were HUGE back in the day!!!

OR
Groucho Marx
Chico Marx
Harpo Marx …triple auto

or get clever and add Gummo and Zeppo too.

13 11 2009
thehamiltonian

Cards I would cut off my leg for:

1) Johnny Depp
2) Stephen King

And one that I would just like to have:

3) Will Smith

13 11 2009
toriihunter

Bob Marley
Michael Jackson
Elvis Prestly

13 11 2009
Biagio

1. Bob Dylan
2. James Dean
3. Marilyn Monroe

13 11 2009
mike

Gandhi/Mother T/Dalai Lama

Beatles Quad

Jack kerouac/William Burroughs/ Allen Ginsberg would be my ultimate card..

13 11 2009
Jordan O.

How about a triple-cut auto card of Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard? (Maybe even Shemp, Joe, and Curly Joe too).

As for modern celebrities:

1. Stephen Colbert
2. Bruce Willis
3. Sigourney Weaver

13 11 2009
RobProp

Jerry Garcia
Gene Autry
Jane Goodall

13 11 2009
AJ

Michael J. Fox/Christopher Loydd

Tom Wilson/Crispin Glover

Jerry Orbach/Patrick Swayze

13 11 2009
Jason C

How about a Batman movie trilogy of Keaton, Clooney, and Bale?

Or maybe a quad Field of Dreams card: Costner, Liotta, Jones, Lancaster

13 11 2009
Jay

#1 Marshall Mathers

#2 Kurt Russell

#3 Tupac Shakur

13 11 2009
sportsheros123

B.I.G
Paula Abdul
The Beattles

13 11 2009
stangy24

Here are the three I’d like to see that would sell the crap out of this product and hit all walks of life:

Michael Jackson
Brad Pitt
Stephanie Seymour

13 11 2009
Eric

Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughn

14 11 2009
Justin

You want cards that will go crazy once they hit the secondary market?

Cult Classics!
– Mike and Joel and the bots from Mystery Science Theater 3000
– Bruce Campbell from the Army of Darkness and Spider Man
– Ed Wood

The Captains!
– William Shatner (Star Trek)
– Patrick Stewart (ST: The Next Generation)
– Avery Brooks (Deep Space Nine)
– Kate Mulgrew (Voyager)
– Scott Bakula (Enterprise)
– Chris Pine (Star Trek redux)
and maybe some dual signed Pine/Shatner, Nimoy/Quinto

Or way not a set of all the great baseball movies actors, as many as possible (even the role players), done like a real life MLB set.

14 11 2009
Troy

How about a Quad auto card of:

Judy Garland
Jack Haley
Bert Lahr
Ray Bolger

Better known as Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow.

14 11 2009
Jacob

The Rock
Jay-Z
Vince Mcmahon

I am not sure if I have seen a Vinnie Mac auto before. I think that would be cool since I am a wrestling fan and also an ECU alumni (where Vince went to college).

14 11 2009
bob enlow

the cast of ‘a christmas story’

the cast of ‘Mash’

the cast of ‘Happy Days’

the cast of ‘little house’

the cast of ‘the brady bunch’

14 11 2009
arfmax

1. Elvis Presley
2. Steven Seagal/Jean Claude Van Damme dual
3. Benjamin Franklin

-arfmax

14 11 2009
Noah

Keith Richards
Albert Einstein
Groucho Marx

14 11 2009
Joe L.

For Singles I’d Like:

1. John Lennon
2. Roger Waters
3. Robert De Niro

For Doubles, Triples, Quads, etc.:

1. Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters Triple Auto
2. The Beatles Quad Auto
3. Scorsese/De Niro/Pacino Triple

For a non-celebrity one but one that would draw an insane amount of media attention:

Hitler/Stalin/Hirohito/FDR/Churchill

No major media outlet would ignore that if packaged right, I’m not saying it would all be positive attention but there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The only drawback is the cost to put it together would rival the 9 signature baseball piece they did for legendary cuts a few years back with Cobb, W. Johnson, Ruth, etc.

14 11 2009
Bryan Fitzgerald

Al Pacino-Scarface auto
Al Pacino/Robert DeNiro dual auto (Godfather)
Paul Muni/Al Pacino (1932 & 1983 Scarface) dual auto

14 11 2009
Sean

Nick Castle, Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace, aka the three guys who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween.

14 11 2009
jumper48

Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, Jack Kirby

or going old school…

James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Katharine Hepburn

14 11 2009
30-Year Old Cardboard

Moe, Larry, and Curly. Sorry Shemp…

14 11 2009
Sean

Also, since I’m in a horror movie mood, how about a Tri-Auto card of Bruce Campell, Sam Raimi, and Ted Raimi?

14 11 2009
bichettecollector

My dream cuts:

Dave Chapelle
Harriet Tubman
William Tecumseh Sherman

14 11 2009
hallofdehere

There is no way that you can leave Erin Andrews out of this set.

Next up would be jay and silent bob dual card. Kevin Smith Jason Mewes

Third would be Carrie Prejean.

14 11 2009
Deevo316

1. J.R.R Tolkien cut
2. Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez dual
3. William Shatner / Leonard Nimoy dual

14 11 2009
Offy

Single signed card: Tom Hanks

Quad: Steve Carrell – John Krasinski – Rainn Wilson – Jenna Fischer

Cut: Kurt Cobain

14 11 2009
Bryan

3 autos I would love to have:

Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley

14 11 2009
mgsherm

How about another classic movie triumverant:

Steve Martin
Chevy Chase
Martin Short

Who doesn’t love the 3 Amigos!!!

14 11 2009
Todd Q

George Washington
Jesus Christ
Bryce Harper

14 11 2009
Jon

I’d love to see a Hogan’s Heroes trio of Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner (Hogan, Klink and Schultz). That would be awesome.

14 11 2009
Shue

Friends cast . . . .Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer

George HW and George W Bush dual

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev cut dual

14 11 2009
Ian Oland

Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Barrack Obama

Please let me be runner up so I can get one of the Wieters cards!! If i win I’ll also give you big up ons the site. lol And yes I’m politicking here.

– Ian from mattwietersfacts.com

15 11 2009
primetimeblake

Three autos I would love to see….

1. Edgar Allen Poe

2. Dmitri Mendeleev

3. A dual auto of the Wright Bros.

15 11 2009
bruinsfan

jennfier love hewitt
Jennifer Aniston
Taylor Swift

15 11 2009
Ryan Cracknell

I’ll go with an “I’m a Child of the 80’s” trio of TV personalities who haven’t had a certified autograph card yet:

1. Mr. T – From The A-Team to Rocky III to Wrestlemania headliner to well-respected long distance and Warcraft pitchman, this guy has it all. And whenever you hear “mohawk” or “gold chains” you think of Mr. T (at least I do). The guy had a friggin’ cartoon AND cereal to boot.

2. David Hasselhoff – This is strictly to honor his role as Michael Knight on Knight Rider. But think of all the German fans that could be brought on board to chase this one.

3. Paul Reubens, AKA Pee Wee Herman (and signing as Pee Wee Herman) – If you overlook his movie theatre antics and questionable taste in art, this guy’s a genius. Spend $30 on Amazon and grab the entire series of Pee Wee’s Playhouse and you’ll see it. Sure, it’s weird – very weird – but there’s something delightfully subversive about the act. Plus it had the would-be Morpheus, Lawrence Fishburne, as Cowboy Curtis.

15 11 2009
gritz76

Somebody needs to make a Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao. Buffer card. Then we need to see the real thing happen!

15 11 2009
Mike

George Lucas
Gene Roddenberry
JJ Abrams

15 11 2009
John

John Candy – ( with the Uncle Buck tip of the hat while sitting in the car image)
——————————–
John Belushi (“college” on his shirt image)
——————————–
Leroy Neiman (image of him with one of his sports paintings- perhaps his DiMagio painting)

15 11 2009
John

sorry – I meant the DiMaggio with both g’s in his name

15 11 2009
John

as a 3 card collector’s set I’d love to display :

The Goodfellas Autograph Card Collection:
Robert De Niro
Ray Liotta
Joe Pesci

15 11 2009
John

a Soprano’s set would be great as well…
I’d prefer Goodfellas though

15 11 2009
Bkmhoxx

Sinatra is a no doubter.

a Brad and Angelina duo autograph.

and a Heath Ledger autographed card of him as the Joker but im sure this would be a licensing fiasco with “Batman” so…

gimme Chris Farley

15 11 2009
dooly

the cast of the office😀

steve carell
rainn wilson
john krasinski

15 11 2009
primetimeblake

One more try….

15 11 2009
toolboxroom

Jim Henson
Mr Rodgers
Captain Kangaroo

15 11 2009
toolboxroom

Hugh Hefner
Larry Flynt
Bob Guccione

The kings of “Mens” magazines

15 11 2009
John Velgos

John Wayne
Clint Eastwood
Charles Bronson

The “Man’s Man” list

15 11 2009
bryce

I would want:

Walt Disney
Dr. Soose (cat in the hat guy)
Neil armstrong (the astronoghuts)

15 11 2009
bryce

Oh yeah, the james bond actors from all the movies like dan craig pierce brosman, the otha guy would be cool too.

15 11 2009
Hackenbush

Jerry Seinfeld
George Gershwin
Bill Gates

15 11 2009
Rod

Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Michael Jackson, 3 great dancers

16 11 2009
ToddUncommon

How about autographs of famous elves?

Paul Soles – voice of Hermey (who wanted to be dentist) from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Orlando Bloom – as Legolas from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Taylor Swift – as herself

16 11 2009
DW

Probably a little too much of a sports leaning, but I would love a triple auto card with…

Kevin Costner – Field of Dreams
Charlie Sheen – Major League
Robert Redford – The Natural

With all three in their garb from their respective movies. I also still like the idea of having each guy sign as their characters (i.e. Sheen signing Rick Vaughn) but I imagine that would be a licensing nightmare.

16 11 2009
Alex

The love triangle card:
Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston
Angelina Jolie

16 11 2009
johnson86

Fan of Action Flicks, so my top three would be Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li

16 11 2009
todduncommon

How about autographs of actors from little-known (or lowly-regarded) baseball movies?

Tom Selleck – Mr. Baseball
Bernie Mac – Mr. 3000
Scott Bakula – Major League: Back to the Minors
William Petersen – Long Gone

16 11 2009
nimakdm

My top 3:

1. Tom Thumb
2. PT. Barnum
3. Houdini

Going for the old school performers here. Ild love to have one of these

17 11 2009
J Nunez

General George S. Patton
Chris Martin/ Coldplay
Christopher Reeves/ Dean Cain (or any other actor that has played superman-pic on card would be the actor dressed as Superman, maybe same idea with past actors that have done Batman)

17 11 2009
AdamE

Someone already grabbed my Rat Pack idea. So how about the 80+ crowd.

Hugh Hefner
Tony Bennett
Joe Paterno

17 11 2009
Jnunez

3 more names:

1) Sean Connery
2) Steve Jobs
3) Steven Colbert

17 11 2009
ejahnke

#1 – John Wayne

#2 – Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev Dual (with a piece of the Berlin Wall embedded)

#3 – Abner Doubleday

17 11 2009
metsthoughts

AI judges: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell (maybe Ryan Seacrest, too?)

19 11 2009
HookMan

The boys of RUSH…

Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart

20 11 2009
Joe Gualtieri

1. The 27 Club series – the major members, anyway: Johnson, Jones, Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, and Cobain. All great, legendary musicians and each would be highly desirable on their own

2. The Day the Music Died tri-card – Holly, Valens, and the Big Bopper. Three great musicians, again connected in death.

3. Paper Lion– a George Plimpton/Alan Alda duo auto

20 11 2009
bichettecollector

2nd entry:

Ol’ Dirty Bastard
The Unabomber
Flava Flav

21 11 2009
Jamie

My 3 living auto’s would be

Sylvester Stallone
Mark Hamill
Loni Anderson

Dead

Andre the Giant
Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard)
Sammy Davis Jr.

23 11 2009
tj

Quentin Tarantino, Dave Grohl and Mike Rowe.

23 11 2009
tj

Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Billy Corgan

23 11 2009
tj

Steve Buscemi, Dave Chappelle and Paul McCartney

23 11 2009
tj

Leonard Nimoy, Bruce Campbell and Cliff Burton. I’m done now. i swear.

29 11 2009
toolboxroom

Any word on the winners?

30 11 2009
Mario A.

Winner will be picked this week, I promise.

PS – Toolboxroom, you have a bubble mailer coming your way.

30 11 2009
toolboxroom

Thanks Mario

13 02 2010
weasel-king

1) Jerry Stiller
2) Phil Hartman
3) Patrick Warburton

(my wife’s contribution was a Scuzzlebutt Patrick Duffy auto)

13 02 2010
Cardinalfan13

1. Sean Connery Bond fans would go crazy
2. Kevin Smith If any movie series needs a card line this is it
3. Mike Rowe From dc show Dirty jobs

25 02 2010
Rambel

I would like to see:

Jet Li
Bruce Lee
Michael C Hall (from Dexter)

28 02 2010
Ryan

My dream list would be

1. Heath Ledger
2. Joseph Gordon Levitt
3. Bono (U2 lead singer)

3 04 2010
William

1-Taylor Swift
2-Phoebe Cates
3-Jessica Beil

3 04 2010
William

Pick just 3,I have so many autos I would like to have.

1Bradley Cooper
2 Ed Helms
3 Zach Galifianakis
(the 3 guys from the Hangover)

3 04 2010
William

1 -a Boondock Saints double with Sean Patrick Flanery, and Norman Reedus
2 -Hugh Laurie(House)
3 -Kate Hudson

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