While Non-Sport Update magazine was still being published quarterly, Jim Engel did a fantastic cover for us. On the Jan-Mar 1993 cover appeared a crazy-looking character named the Non-Sport Nut with non-sport cards throughout his body. We liked the art so much, we added foil to the eyes of the character and foil to the words Non-Sport in our logo for that issue. This was, beyond a doubt, the wildest cover we ever had but you have to understand, we at Non-Sport Update, love wild and crazy art. In the July-Sep issue, the Nut became our mascot and has appeared on the table of contents page ever since.
Having said we love wild and crazy art, we’ve been dying to have Brent Engstrom appear as a guest artist at a Philly Non-Sports Card Show. We finally did it and he will be at the upcoming Philly Non-Sports Card Show on Sep 21 & 22 at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA. Loving his art, we asked if he would do a special card for the show. An artist who does wild and crazy art obviously loves the artwork of other artists who do wild and crazy art so he asked if he could use the Nut in his artwork. Jim Engel didn’t mind so we now have a new version of the Nut on a card.
This is a very special card done on metal. We enjoyed working with Jacob and Julie Stem at Faerie Photography. Those of you lucky enough to go to Comic-Con International in San Diego this year saw several cards the Faerie Photography produced for artists and companies such as Ashleigh Popplewell, Mike Vasquez, and Omega One Ventures. Their metal cards are top notch and will make a great addition to your collection.
There are only 100 serially-numbered “Non-Sport Nut” cards and they will premiere and be available for sale at the show. You can purchase them at Roxanne Toser’s table for the low price of $15. To make this event even more special, Brent will autograph purchased cards only at the show. The card is also numbered NSN-1 so this may be the first in a series of special Philly promos.