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Monday, August 29, 2022

I Did Not Steal This Gif

There's been another new Booster Gold siting, but rather than sound like someone who doesn't have any idea what he's talking about (because I don't), I'm going to turn today's post over to Booster booster Joe Carlo, who is graciously sharing his latest purchase with us:

Another "Metaverse" sighting. This time it's a Funko Digital NFT card. See below for my Booster Gold and Blue Beetle epic card. There are three versions of this card based on rarity, a common, an uncommon, and an epic. The common shows them static, the uncommon has animation, and the epic has expanded animation(with Skeets).

gif of NFT owned by Joe Carlo, reproduced by permission

The Funko Digital Pops are digital trading cards, they were sold in a digital "pack" with several random cards inside. I think they sold for 9.99 a pack on drop day [at digital.funko.com]. The DC cards sold out right away so I had to purchase on the secondary marketplace, AtomicHub.

Had to set up a Wax.io cloud wallet — Wax is the blockchain these NFT's are minted on — and then had to purchase Wax to fund my wallet, then was able to purchase individual cards or packs on the marketplace.

Also have a mobile app called TokenHead to view the NFT's on my phone that are in my wallet.

It's all very confusing and I am still figuring it out, setting up the wallet and funding it was the hard part, took several attempts and lost a couple dollars purchasing the wrong kind of Wax, Wax p or Wax e or something, still don't quite understand it all, purchasing on the marketplace was easy after that.

Got all three versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle along with some other great DC characters.

You can see a lot of the Funko X DC digital trading cards at digital.funko.com/drop/39/dc-series-1/catalog.

I admit, my initial reaction to this revelation was that digital trading cards sound like a lot of trouble. But are they really any more effort than buying a piece of cardboard that that you've got to seal in plastic and store in a dark, cool, dry safe for the rest of your life? Maybe the old ways aren't better just because they're old.

Anyway, I feel I should be clear that the gif above is *not* Joe's actual NFT. I know because I asked him.

No, its not the NFT itself, just a copy, please use. The NFT I "own" has a specific and limited mint number associated with it verifiable on this wax crypto blockchain and attached to my "wallet". Whatever that means. lol

Great! Everyone wins. Joe gets to own a cool collectible, and we still get to look at a [reasonable] reproduction of it — just like owning a coffee table book of a museum's fine art collection.

Thanks, Joe!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Trading on His Reputation

Cryptozoic Entertainment released their DC Comics Justice League trading card set months ago, and somehow I've failed to mention it here despite the fact that there is a Booster Gold card.

Cryptozoic Justice League Booster Gold trading card #61

Maybe I've failed to mention it because it features Booster's New 52 costume. But the artwork by Alejandro Germánico Benit is too good to ignore. It looks great, especially when the cards are assembled into the nine-slice collages, like this one of the short-lived New 52 era Justice League International.

Cryptozoic New Justice League International

Booster Gold is card #61 in the base set of 63, which means you have pretty good odds of getting one if you buy a box at your Local Comic Shop or wherever fine trading cards are sold.

(I owe a thanks to dcinthe80s.com, whose recent review of Batman trading cards reminded me to post this.)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Reason They Invented the Internet

So here's how this comic book character blogging thing works:

Earlier this week, I paid a visit to The Irredeemable Shag's FirestormFan.com, which just happened to be running a post on the "Great Heroes" DC trading cards from 1987. They were trading cards printed on backing boards included with 3-pack comic books in the late 1980s. I'd never heard of these before. Could there be a Booster Gold?

For more information, I followed Shag's link to CosmicTeams.com, where, thanks to the assistance of Michael Kooiman, I can now show you this, the first Booster Gold trading card, copyright 1989:

© DC Comics

The card was just one of 8 on its original board. You can see a picture of the whole board at Kooiman's slideshow of the entire set at ComicTeams.com.

This card has been added to the Boosterrific.com archive of Other Media appearances. But while Michael was giving me the pic for the card above, he graciously forwarded a great scan of the one and only Booster Gold pog from SkyBox in 1993!

© DC Comics

My thanks to Michael (and Shag!) for helping make Boosterrific.com more complete than ever.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Only 20 Shopping Days Left until Christmas

The clock is ticking. Do you have a gift for that special someone yet? How about an artifact from a time gone by, a nostalgic reminder of when comic book collecting was mainstream and everyone believed that their comic collection would pay their way through college. You know, 1991.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Booster Gold on eBay

Even in 1991, Booster Gold was among Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Seller petspawn is selling this time capsule-in-a-trading card this week on eBay.com. As I type this, bidding is up to $0.99. That's cheaper than the cover price of comics even then!

Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer or just something to stick between the spokes on your bicycle wheels, go for the Gold!

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