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So-cratz – “The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing”.

So-cratz – “The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing”. – Bill S. Preston, Esquire

I don’t normally do posts like this, so forgive me if it comes across as needy or begging. That’s not the intention.

Today (at this very moment 3/2 9:16am) my wife is undergoing a major knee surgery. Needless to say, it’s expensive.

So I need to move some art to help offset the cost of the procedure. Everything in this post is available. I also have plenty of official stock blank sketchcards available for commission. Drop me a line on those. Commissions are always open as well.

If you see something you like, make an offer. Everything will help. Please share this post with anyone you think would like some art.

Thanks for looking.

Robot Knees ain’t cheap.


*play ball!* Hurry up, batter. This better be a short game, I gotta get home for lunch

*play ball!* Hurry up, batter. This better be a short game, I gotta get home for lunch. – Ham Porter

October 27-29 I’ll be at Artist Alley at the Oklahoma City Wizard World. Come get some original art, a designer toy, or a print.  

The guys at Wizard World are offering to give you 20% off your tickets.  Use discount code ADAMS when getting your tickets. 

Get them Here

See you at the show. 

That’s not a hug. I’m just grabbing the door for you.

“That’s not a hug. I’m just grabbing the door for you.” – Tony Stark

Upper Deck is releasing a new card set for Spider-Man: Homecoming on 08/16/2017 (est) which will feature one of one sketchcards that I painted.  I did a total of 20 cards that will be randomly inserted in packs.

Estimated Release Date: 8/16/2017
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2017 Upper Deck Spider-Man Homecoming Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Sketch card
  • 2 Memorabilia cards

2017 Upper Deck Spider-Man Homecoming Hobby Pack Break

  • 6 Base cards
  • 1 Insert and 1 Parallel

(set info from the Cardboard Connection)

Here are the sketchcards that I completed for the set.  I also have a few blank AP cards that are available for commission.  If you’re interested, drop me a line.


You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?

“You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf” – Johnny Utah

Got a stack of blank Artist Proof officially licensed sketchcards sitting around. So I’m opening up for commissions between sets. 

Interested? Shoot me an email. 

These are $60 shipped, US 

These are $40 shipped, US

Why are you so sweaty?

Why are you so sweaty? – Dale Doback

Upper Deck released Fleer Retro Marvel in August.  I had the absolute privilege of doing a few sketch cards for the release.  Here’s the cards I did, all variations of the original Sinister Six from early Spider-Man.

Thanks for taking a look.





Here’s what Beckett.com had to say about the release.


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Superheroes. Old School designs. Popular sports releases.

Upper Deck has used these elements to create 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro trading cards – taking a popular new brand from its sports edition into the comic world.

Each display box will contain two mini boxes with 10 five-card packs in each mini box. Marvel Fleer Retro is scheduled to release in August.

Marvel Fleer Retro will feature a 60-card base set. Inserts will use many old designs including 1990, 1991 and1992 Marvel Universe sets, 1994 Fleer UltraX-Men and 1995 Marvel Metal set.

Fleer was also known for its Precious Metal Gems and Upper Deck will not be leaving those out. Collectors can find at least one Precious Metal Gems in every display box of Red (numbered to 100), Blue (#’d to 50) or Green (#’d to 10) of the Marvel Metal set.

Upper Deck will also bring some retro sports designs that have been popular to Marvel such as 1997-98 Jambalaya, 1997-98 Fleer Metal Hardware, 1997-98 Ultra Stars and 1998-99 Skybox Intimidation Nation. These will fall two per mini box.

Other hits include autographs (two in every display box), 1-of-1 Sketch Cards and randomly inserted 1-of-1 Press Plates, Holograms, Power Blast and Stickers

Here’s a list of the Retro designs included and odds:
 1990 Impel (Marvel Universe!) – (1:12)
 1991 Impel (Marvel Universe!) – (1:15)
 1992 Impel (Marvel Universe!) – (1:20)
 1995 Fleer Marvel Metal Design – (1:10)
 1994 Fleer Ultra X-Men – (1:5)
 98-99 Skybox Intimidation Nation – (1:30)
 97-98 Fleer Metal Hardware – (1:60)
 97-98 Fleer Ultra Stars – (1:40)
 97-98 Skybox Z-Force Quick Strike – (1:40)
 97-98 Metal Universe Titanium – (1:40)
 1994 Marvel Universe S5 Power Blast – (1:33)
 Fleer Retro Base Set Auto – (1:10)
 1990 Impel Marketing Design Auto – (1:576)
 1991 Impel Marketing Design Auto – (1:720)
 1992 Impel Marketing Design Auto – (1:960)
 Fleer Retro Stickers – (1:10)
 97-98 Jambalaya Design – (1:200)

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.