If You're Into Music, Pokémon and Have a Super Disposable Income Than Have I Got Just The Thing For You!
Since we're only in the second full week of the new year (2021) I'm in a new beginnings sorta mood.
I'm actively trying to defeat my binge boi ways again, but in a much more fun and not oversharing sort of (felt more appropriate to use the formal version here) way, I'm switching up my playbook. I need to cast a wider net for my #HireDozo pursuits. I decided to sign up for reddit.
Normally, reddit is just like my 8th spot to find blog ideas and 3rd spot to find porn, but I'm gonna try to see if I can get more eyes on DOL blogs of yesterday and today (videos too) using 18th most popular website on earth because #45 has not been getting it done (what else is new?)
After only adding three communities when I signed up, I decided to add a few more to build my feed.
Inspired by music, I searched Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala and came across this post that caught my glossy eye and inspired this very blog.
Where are my 90's babies at??? How fucking cool are those? I love em. I could get lost in yesterday looking at these if you know what I mean?
Upon further inquiry r/Melodic_M uses vintage Pokemon cards and a lot of copyright infringement to turn album covers into niche and undeniably cool art.
I fucking love this place. R/abalechichi is basically me as a substitute teacher (pre-covid) trying to level with students just trying to get through the day "C'mon, man, I let you make two make Tik-Toks, we had a deal. No you can't go FaceTime for 10 minutes. Please just sit down and do the busywork".
I'm blown away by these cards. It's such a cool concept. I love the creativity, there's incredible detail in the "moves". But I feel like Lori Greiner or Robert Herjavec on Sharktank when they love a contestant's story, but at the end of the day don't see anyway to profit off of it.
It's not to say I don't think R/abalechichi shouldn't or won't profit off these. They're a cool novelty, but maybe this is just the old man in me talking but what the fuck are you going to do with album cover Pokemon cards? Maybe I'm the one who's wrong? Maybe there's tons of people willing to drop $60 on these and I'm just too practical to see it?
I guess you could frame them and hang em up as a conversation piece or stick them in your Tesla to make it sound like a motorcycle, but seriously what's the plan? Spend $1,000 to fill a trapper keeper up with these cards and hope you find someone to play music Pokemon against like it's 1999? I don't mean to sound like a hater because I've put literally my eggs into the Barstool basket; I respect anybody hustling online trying to make it, but what are you actually going to do with these? Yes, I have all my legos and train tracks form when I was a kid in storage totes in the basement, but what does that have to do with this?
While this blog may be a little harsh, I'm not knocking the hustle whatsoever, but during a pandemic I feel like one of the first things people cut to save money was customized children's toys modified for those children all grown up; likely with families to support now. Maybe the prices are that high because the artists get a cut? (HAHAHAHA yeah right) Don't get me wrong these are sick, but what are people actually going to do with these? Use their Frank Ocean "Close To You" card to get laid?
That's actually what it, isn't it? I figured it out. It's a sex thing. That's cool. Just took me a minute cause I'm out of the game because of COVID and only COVID...I guess if you're on a date with someone or walk up them at a bar and literally play the right card that would be awesome as a deer actually not being dead and destroying your partner's car.
If my sales pitch hasn't convinced you enough to check it out then maybe this super 90's website will?
All cards are available at raptrading.co NOT dot com. After all that I feel like I'm gonna end up buying those Tame Impala cards.