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Letterboxing Trading Cards
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 21, 2007 3:58pm
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How do they work?
~ hsing3kinder
Welcome to the Letterboxer Trading Cards board!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 21, 2007 4:16pm
Welcome to your new board! Enjoy!
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155798 by hsing3kinder
Nov 21, 2007 4:36pm
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Quote How do they work?


I don't know, but I am envisioning a trading card with wassamatta_u in his boxers (or briefs!) with stats listed on the back! ***shiver***

handy trackers
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155809 by handy trackers
Nov 21, 2007 4:38pm
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I am envisioning a trading card with wassamatta_u in his boxers (or briefs!) with stats listed on the back! *shiver*


You were doing good until the *shiver* part...

-wassamatta_u
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155810 by wassamatta u
Nov 21, 2007 4:43pm
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Sorry, just the thought made me giggle!

ht
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155798 by hsing3kinder
Nov 21, 2007 4:55pm
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This idea intrigues me, so I finally took the time to look it up.
What are LTCs?
LTCs are Letterbox Trading Cards.
They are a variant of Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of tradeable artwork. ATCs are made of cardstock or similar heavyweight paper, measure 2.5" by 3.5" (the size of a baseball card), and can use any medium or combination of media.
Some examples can be seen here:
http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html
LTCs are just like ATCs, with the distinction that a Letterbox Trading Card must use a hand carved stamp somewhere in the artwork.
LTCs were invented by Mama Cache, and her page explaining them can be found here:
http://www.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=87&subpageid=283814&ck=
LTCs are traded by individual letterboxers, or can be traded in a ring similar to a Postal ring.
These rings are often organised under Postal, but the LTCs themselves are more usually listed on AQ under "Other", since, unlike a postal ring, the stamp itself is not sent out, only the stamp image on the cards.

So now I sortof know what they are, but how do I go about finding people to trade with? Are the trackers the only way to do it? Or do I just post a message that I have cards to trade?
Hmmmm. Off to ponder.
Stacy~who absolutely does not need to take up another aspect of this hobby, but can't help herself!
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155821 by Nitrocat
Nov 21, 2007 5:44pm
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Quote Are the trackers the only way to do it? Or do I just post a message that I have cards to trade?


Yes ;-))

The trackers are fun - lots of "bang for your buck" - you make 20 cards and get 20 different ones back. But people will post to trade as well. I make some and just give them away to friends too - usually to people that it will mean something to, or who also do LTC's. I made LTC's of my kids (I did portrait stamps of them) and gave them to close friends - figuring a stranger probably isn't that interested in what my kid looks like ;-))

I made some Johnny Cash ones and gave them away to JC fans.

Mama Fox
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155835 by The Little Foxes
Nov 21, 2007 7:42pm
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Well, sign me up if you have any extra Johnny Cash cards, there is no one quite like the Man in Black! In fact, I have a JC stamp I carved, and if you are interested in a trade I'd love to turn it into a LTC for you! -Mother of Five
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155875 by Mother of Five
Nov 21, 2007 8:18pm
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Oooh oooh! I want to see the Johnny Cash cards too!!!

-gollygee
What's available?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 21, 2007 8:33pm
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I have spent way too much time reading about all of the different LTCs that people have made and I have a question. From what I have read I understand that much of the time people make a given number of a specific card and once they run out, then that card is no longer available. Right?
So would it be possible for people to change the listing for that card so that it shows up as "retired" or "unavailable" when it is gone so that others know not to ask for it? Or am I missing some fundamental part of this?
Stacy
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155892 by gollygee
Nov 21, 2007 9:12pm
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Quote Oooh oooh! I want to see the Johnny Cash cards too!!!


Us too! Mrs. Bear-cat's Dad was a studio musician who played with Johnny Cash quite a few times!

TBC
Re: What's available?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155898 by Nitrocat
Nov 21, 2007 9:13pm
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What is a LTC?
Hi everyone
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 21, 2007 11:17pm
Thanks Ryan!
This is wonderful that we have a place to talk about and trade our cards other than in the rings. Looking forward to getting to know you all who are new to trading and trading with you all when your ready. This will be fun! :o)

Cannonball
Okay, I'm in!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 22, 2007 4:44am
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I just did my research, and I think this is something I would enjoy doing. I'm joining the board now. I'm not sure where to start, though. If my first LTC is anything like my first
PLB, it's going to be crappy. Since they can only be traded, does that mean that I can't receive a couple before I actually prepare my own? Are there more pictures of LTCs available for viewing? (I've only actually seen the one on MCs page.)

Mandy
gj
Re: Okay, I'm in!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155944 by Geometry Junkie
Nov 22, 2007 5:14am
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From what I can tell; the fact that the LTC's are traded refers to the fact that that you do not sell them. That being said; if someone will send you one it should be no problem.
Re: What's available?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155898 by Nitrocat
Nov 22, 2007 5:23am
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Quote From what I have read I understand that much of the time people make a given number of a specific card and once they run out, then that card is no longer available. Right?


Personally, I haven't put that much thought into it.... ;-)) What I have done is "Series One" and "Series Two" with the same stamp - just made the card different. When I carve a specific stamp for a LTC, I hate to just use it 20 times, then "retire" it - I'm too much of a recycler!!!

Another time, I made a stamp that I was sending away to a gather, and I wasn't getting it back. So I made a bunch of ATC's with it - those are obviously limited as I won't be on the other side of the country to restamp that image anytime soon!

I haven't even listed most of my LTC's....... guess I'd better get on that....... ;-)) But the retired or unavailable listing is a good idea. I don't think us LTC artists are that organized yet!!

Mama Fox
Letterboxing Trading Cards - Johnny Cash LTC's
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #155875 by Mother of Five
Nov 22, 2007 5:27am
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All you JC fans - I've love to share!! Just send me an addy! And if you want to send an LTC back, feel free - but it's not mandatory ;-)) Except for you Mother of Five - I wanna see the JC stamp you carved ;-))

Of course, if there are a bunch of JC/LTC fans out there, we could do a small ring - that would get everyone's feet wet!! Think about it and let me know!

Mama Fox
Ready to trade
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 22, 2007 8:57am
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I have made my first set of LTCs.
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=60743
Let the trading begin!
S
Re: Ready to trade
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156044 by Nitrocat
Nov 22, 2007 9:11am
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What are lb trading cards???
Re: Ready to trade
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156050 by Jman
Nov 22, 2007 9:16am
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This is from the Wiki:
What are LTCs?

LTCs are Letterbox Trading Cards.

They are a variant of Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of tradeable artwork. ATCs are made of cardstock or similar heavyweight paper, measure 2.5" by 3.5" (the size of a baseball card), and can use any medium or combination of media.

Some examples can be seen here:

http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html

LTCs are just like ATCs, with the distinction that a Letterbox Trading Card must use a hand carved stamp somewhere in the artwork.
LTCs were invented by Mama Cache, and her page explaining them can be found here:

http://www.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=87&subpageid=283814&ck=

LTCs are traded by individual letterboxers, or can be traded in a ring similar to a Postal ring.
These rings are often organised under Postal, but the LTCs themselves are more usually listed on AQ under "Other", since, unlike a postal ring, the stamp itself is not sent out, only the stamp image on the cards.
LTC
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 22, 2007 3:16pm
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I read about them and I still dont understand them? Can someone please explain!
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156090 by Jman
Nov 22, 2007 3:20pm
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explain what an LTS is
LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Nov 22, 2007 3:32pm
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Since I've been seeing some new interest in LTC's, I thought I'd open a tracker for folks who have never done an LTC ring. After a reasonable amount of time, we'll open the remaining spots (if any) to repeaters.

So, if you'd like to make a set of LTC's to trade, sign up. We'll do a set of 20, and I'll send out detailed instructions when you sign up.

Batty Girl
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156094 by Batty Girl
Nov 22, 2007 3:43pm
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I will do it if you can send them out of a mail box
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Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156090 by Jman
Nov 22, 2007 3:43pm
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Jman--

an LTC is a trading card, like a baseball card, only it has your own artwork on it. And your artwork must include the image of one of your hand-crarved stamps.

it must also be a certain size (2.5x3.5 I think--check the info about them again to make sure that's right)

they are a version of ATCs (artist trading cards) which you can find a lot of information about on the internet.

hope that helps.
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156094 by Batty Girl
Nov 22, 2007 3:43pm
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Is it like a exchange if so can you record it as a exchange?
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156094 by Batty Girl
Nov 22, 2007 3:51pm
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I might be interested in this. I have done origami ATC's before, so I am familiar with the whole ATC idea.

Magical Music Man
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156094 by Batty Girl
Nov 22, 2007 4:00pm
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How do we sign up for this?

Suziecurls
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156104 by Suziecurls
Nov 22, 2007 4:04pm
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Quote How do we sign up for this?


To sign up, do a search under "trackers" for LTC. The click on #5. Or, I can add you. Just AQ mail me if you want me to add you.

Batty Girl
Re: LTC #5: For First-Timers
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #156096 by Jman
Nov 22, 2007 4:05pm
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Quote I will do it if you can send them out of a mail box


Yes, they can be sent through any mail box. The finished packet will be smaller than a typical postal letterbox.

Batty Girl