Monday, April 22, 2013

Baseball Card Coasters

A while back I won a Listia auction that featured a handful of 2012 Topps mini base cards.  I had some epoxy left over from my coffee table project and decided that I could improve upon my first and second batches of baseball card coasters.   The team-colored felt backing from the previous batch is a nice addition, but now I've added glitter!

That's right, folks!  Is your man room or den lacking in the glitter department?  Well, I may have your answer in the form of a manly beverage resting apparatus!

A standard sized card is slightly too big and in previous editions I had to cut the corners of the card off.  It looked a tad on the tacky side if you ask me.  These Topps minis work really well for my coasters, which have a diameter of 4.25 inches.

Including the backing, the coasters are about 3/8 of an inch thick.  I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but there's a raised edge around the circumference of the coaster.  You know, just in case your beverage is sweating and what not.
Side view of the coaster
The newest feature: The glitter adds a little bit of shiny to the coaster.  We all know how I feel about shiny!  No worries, the glitter lies behind the cards.

What do you guys think?  All of the pictured coasters are up for grabs.  Well, except Mr. Kemp, because he's already on his way to Minnesota in a trade package. 

I'll also take requests if anyone is interested, but please understand it takes about a week or so for the epoxy to cure to point where I feel comfortable breaking the coaster free from its mold.  Also, I'd ask that you provide the card.  (FYI: glossy minis work the best.)