View Full Version : Reed Trading Card design contest

08-06-2012, 10:02 AM
I'm starting this contest to have a design ready for print. I need two designs. Two winners will be selected. I would like feedback from others on the design work so I can better make my selections.I have a box of around 175 ttm football autographs, few pack autographs and a few memoribila cards to use as a prize as well as my card cash to divide between two people. The rules of the contest go as follows:

base card front and back design (no use of team logos and no stats on back)widescreen
autograph/ memorabilia design front and back widescreen

i like a retro feel but with a modern look.

for the autograph card, no signing boxes, half circles, etc for the signing area..i like it faded in

100% ORIGINAL DESIGN ..NO prior templates to be submitted

my logo will be placed on the card as well as relics for the base card as well as official rookie card with the year and retro ink for the autograph cards

i have to head to work so I have to be brief. Will go into more detail when I come home.


Here are a few of the cards







08-07-2012, 07:40 AM
Ok..Here are some of the guidelines for the designs

Base card

must be designed in photoshop

must be in cmyk color

300 dpi
widescreen view( also known as landscape view)

no logo of teams to be used

has to stand out from whats on todays market

i like color

no dark backgrounds

autograph/ memorabilia card

widescreen view

use your imagination on this one

no team logos are to be used

for signing area , an object such as a football helmet would be fine

patrick heenan rookie 1960 washington redskins

my logo

if you can design a better logo than this for Reed, then i would be happy

08-08-2012, 08:25 PM
still here if you have any questions

08-10-2012, 10:39 AM
i have 17 former NFLers lined up for cards and it grows weekly and still no design. i was also offered a 2013 developmental league season from Garrick jones former NFL player. So , I have found some NFL refractor cards and a beckett graded 2008 Score Joe Flacco 9.5 gem mint rc i will add as prizes. So, if you are serious about designing cards then submit a design. Among the refractors is a uncirculated red border topps chrome curtis martin, who was inducted in the pro football HOF this past weekend. I will let the forums remark on the designs to achieve a desired look. I could probably use more than two designs but everything starts at 1. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

08-10-2012, 11:19 AM
Give me a day or two. I have a couple of card fronts made, but need to design the backs. I'll throw something your way in the next few days.

08-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Thank you kindly!

08-11-2012, 11:20 AM
Thank you SCF for the birthday card cash! it was unexpected but I am humbled by the gesture. Im hoping people are finding an interest in this thread. The prize values exceed the $2-$3 being charged...

08-12-2012, 11:16 AM

i love this design

08-14-2012, 12:16 AM
still no interest i see...any suggestions?

08-14-2012, 11:42 AM
lost another designer.. im giving up..

08-14-2012, 08:39 PM
im frustrated right now but i will get over it. i see posts where people say other members should work for a card company. i am trying to give an opportunity to showcase one of you designers for my inaugural set. you may place your name somewhere on the card so you can have the credit you so rightfully deserve. i have 20 former nflers lined up for a rookie card. it grows weekly and the big companies have not thought of my idea. why send custom index cards when you can send a real rookie card? My heart and souls is in this for the long haul. If you want to be part of something awesome then lets get this ball a rollin'!

08-15-2012, 01:15 AM
Give me a couple of days....will try it.

08-15-2012, 10:05 AM
still have 175 ttm football autographs to give away, plus the 2008 score joe flacco rookie card beckett graded 9.5 gem, plus some refractors.

08-15-2012, 10:37 PM
175 ttm football autographs still up for grabs along with a 2008 beckett graded 9.5 gem mint score joe flacco rookie card and refractors.

08-22-2012, 03:23 PM
i was hoping for a design contest to spark creative juices and friendly competition, but it seems there's no interest. i will continue this until Sunday night. Then if no interest is there, I will close the thread.

175 ttm football autographs still up for grabs along with a 2008 beckett graded 9.5 gem mint score joe flacco rookie card and refractors.

08-22-2012, 10:20 PM
i changed my mind...moderators please close this thread