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Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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!
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards
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
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
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards - Johnny Cash LTC's
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #835784 by Stitches in Longview
Mar 17, 2014 9:54am
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I don't think she's going to have any left after 7 years!

However, I have one of my own if you want to trade a few cards
Re: Letterboxing Trading Cards - Johnny Cash LTC's
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #835813 by RIclimber
Mar 17, 2014 10:10am
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You have a JC ltc? If the offer is open I would like one :)
I have plenty of cards available for trade. Check out my available ltc list to see if there are some you may be interested it.