Sunday, December 30, 2007

Best of 2007

Well, the end of the year is nearly upon us and it occurs to me that now is the time when all good collectors should decide what their favourite sets of the year have been!
So, if you want to vote on the Top Ten of 2007, send an email to my podcast email address, listing your top three in no particular order (I'd like the set name and the manufacturer name).
Once all the votes are in (I haven't set a date yet, but probably the middle of January, as I want to do a look back at the highlights of 2007 episode towards the end of January) I'll tot them all up and work out which sets got the most votes.
Not many rules, but I will be strict about them:
  1. All nominated sets MUST have been issued between January 1st 2007 and December 31st 2007 (that is to say the main set must have been available, not just preview sets or promos)
  2. Only ONE vote per person per household
  3. Those working for/with Non-Sport trading card manufacturers ARE permitted to vote, but NOT for sets produced by the company with whom they have a connection!
  4. My decision is final!

In the meantime, many thanks to anyone who actually reads this stuff, or who listens to the podcast or (even) does both! Your support is most gratefully received!

Au Res.,


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New Podcast episode, same old croaky voice...

The new episode, 06, of UK CardCast is now online and available from iTunes, other podcast directories etc. It was recorded at the Winter Memorabilia 2007 at the NEC Birmingham and features interviews with a number of dealers, collectors and celebrities - it also shows how quickly a voice can disappear when one tries to interview people whilst sinking deeper and deeper into a rather sudden cold...

I haven't repeated the experiment with 'Enhanced for iTunes' that I tried with Episode 05 - the enhancements was just adding a couple of pictures that should have popped up at certain, relevant, points during the episode, but not everyone could actually see the pictures.
So, if anyone wants to see my pictures from the show (and those of others, including Harris Toser) pop along to the Non-Sport Update Magazine website, click on the "Card Talk" link and look in the 'Shows and Conventions' section.
Next episode hopefully just before Christmas - if I get the something special I have planed written up in time!