What do you think?

As promised, here is one of those painting canvases converted into, for the lack of a better term, an autograph canvas. The owner does put some time into the painting (notice the stripes) but says he spends about $4 per canvas, including the bumper sticker.

The players certainly don't mind signing them and, to be honest, the autographs look pretty sharp.

I'm still not convinced that's the way to go, but I do admire the hound's resourcefulness.

What I'm interested in, though, is what others think about these items. Let me know by leaving a comment.



Anonymous Angelica said...

I like it. It's a nice idea and when you're learning your team's autographs, it's kind of fun. I'd love to have one for the Lightning but I don't get out nearly enough to get one completed for the season. For me, it'd also be a nice, easier way to display it.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Puckhound said...

Excellent point. It really does make it easier for someone starting out.

When you use these, you don't have to memorize all the players like you should when using cards, pucks and pictures.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious. I think it is very sharp indeed.

However, unless you had only one, or a dedicated place for them, or a spouse who shared the hobby, display and storage space would get scarce quickly.

I'll stick to trading cards only for my self.

One asthectic point for me is to lose the bumper sticker or use a patch in the center. The balance is a bit off for my taste.

Otherwise, pretty sharp idea, I guess.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Puckhound said...

As a newspaper designer, I wholeheartedly agree with the visual comments.

And as someone who must become a contortionist to gain access into The Vault of pucks and autograph stock (Memo to self: must get bigger house), I couldn't agree more with the storage issue.

Thanks for the input.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Drew said...

If I was still hounding as much as I once did (in other words, if I was hounding AT ALL, rather than having to resort to going through the mail), I'd consider making a couple of these for eventual display in my upcoming (probably about 20 years in the future) Ultimate Sports Basement.

1:12 AM  

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