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Sketch cards are not new - various sets have included hand drawn cards by various artists for at least a decade, if not longer.  In the last few years, however, they have very much come to the fore, and some collectors now express disappointment if a set does not feature sketch cards (in the same way they once complained if there were no autograph or costume cards!)
I don't have an extensive collection - most of the cards on these pages were either lucky pack pulls, presents from friends or eBay bargains.  That said, I am interested in sketches that appeal to my particular taste, and I am fussy!  You will see a lot of sketches of Irina Spalko, the character played by Cate Blanchett in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls" - there is no particular reason for this; I managed to get a nicely priced Kate RED Bradley sketch of the character on eBay and, shortly afterwards, found another sketch of the same character by Grant Gould for a similarly low price at a show, so I picked that up too and in pretty short order also bought a Jessica Hickman of the same character - one thing led to another and now I have a bit of a Spalko collection building up - which you will find together at the Spalko Gallery!
I have also started to build a collection of sketches based on characters from the BBC TV series "Doctor Who" - one or two sketches were given to me as Christmas/Secret Santa gifts, and I have commissioned others (mainly based on the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, and Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan) - there are enough of these now to justify their own gallery, which you can find here!

(A quick plug - as well as maintaining this website I produce a regular podcast about non-sport trading cards entitled "UK CardCast" - the reason I mention it here is that several episodes concentrate on the world of sketch artists and their contributions to the trading card community!)

If you like sketch cards and would like to know more, please visit the Scoundrel Art Community, which is a great place to meet collectors and artists! Also, please visit SketchCollectors.com - a fantastic resource for sketch card collectors run by Kris Kersey!

Cards on this page are arranged according to the artist who drew them, and are otherwise in no particular order.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Copyright exists in all the images on this page.  My use of these images does not, and should not be considered to, indicate the approval of the relevant copyright holders.
Should said copyright holders require me to remove these images, I will willingly do so.
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David Day David Day: Conan Art of the Hyborean Age
Conan - Art of the Hyborean Age (Rittenhouse Archive)(pack pull)
Patrick Hamill Patrick Hamill - E.F.Benson Patrick Hamill - Star Wars Patrick Hamill - Over Worked Mom/Mum
E.F.Benson (a specially drawn present from the artist!) Scene from Star Wars ANH (a present from the artist!) Over Worked Mum/Mom - a charity commission
Matt Busch Matt Busch - Lexx
Lexx (pack pull)
Robert Teranashi Robert Teranashi -  Wormtongue Robert Teranashi - Gollum
Wormtongue from LOTR Masterpieces (Topps)(dealer purchase) Gollum from LOTR Masterpieces (Topps) (eBay purchase)
Graham Bleathman Graham Bleathman - Thunderbird 2
Thunderbird 2 from Thunderbirds The Movie (Cards Inc.) (pack pull)
John Czop John Czop - Thunderbird 2 CC1 (insert)
Thunderbird 2 from Thunderbirds The Movie (Cards Inc.) (dealer purchase) Mirror Universe Spock from Star Trek 35th (Rittenhouse Archive) (pack pull)
Chris Bolson Chris Bolson - USS Enterprise
USS Enterprise from Star Trek 35th (Rittenbouse Archive) (pack pull)
Cynthia Narcisi 
(nee Cummens)
Cynthia Cummens - Original art
Elizabethan Lady (eBay purchase from the artist) Metropolis from The Vintage Poster Collection - Classic Sci-Fi & Horror Posters (Breygent)(eBay purchase) - no longer in personal collection. Chicagoland Expo Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation card
Katie Cook Katie Cook - Nikki
Nikki from Heroes Season One(Topps)(a present from a friend) SDCC watercolour (Scoundrel contest prize!)
Steven Miller Steven Miller - Xena's Chakram
Xena's Chakram from Art & Images of Xena (Rittenhouse Archive)(a present from a friend)
Otis Frampton Otis Frampton Otis Frampton
Sam from LOTR Evolution (Topps) (eBay purchase) Another Hobbit pic from LOTR Evolution (Topps) (eBay purchase)
Howard Shum Unfortunately, this card is affected by the problem some other Topps cards have suffered - a black mark across the length.  It looks like the sort of mark left by a roller; presumably, picked up when the card was on a conveyor belt prior to packing.
Aragorn and Gandalf from LOTR Masterpieces II (Topps) (eBay purchase)
Kate RED Bradley
Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps)(eBay purchase) Arwen from LOTR Masterpieces 2 (Topps)(eBay purchase) Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (PSC - a generous Christmas gift fro ma friend!)
Christian Dalla Vecchia
Indiana Jones from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps)(Private purchase)
Grant Gould
Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps)(Private purchase)
Nik Neocleous
Batty Grable in "Pin Up Girl" from The Vintage Poster Collection (Breygent)(eBay purchase)
Nathan Ohlendorf Kirk Spock The Tenth Doctor
Kirk Spock Doctor Who (purchased from the artist!)
These two cards were generously sent to me by a mysterious donor as part of the Scoundrel Art Community "Secret Santa 2008"
Ryan Waterhouse
I have no idea what this is supposed to be, though it looks like it might be a monkey... (NSU Secret Santa gift)
Lisa Redfern
Indy from Indiana Jones Masterpieces (Topps) (eBay purchase)
Jessica Hickman
Irina Spalko (yes, I do seem to be collecting these!) from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps) (eBay purchase) 
Denise Vasquez
Irina Spalko (another one!)(PSC)
Dan Cooney Irina Spalko by Dan Cooney
Irina Spalko (there's a bit of a theme here!) From Indiana Jones Masterpieces - this is one of the Panoramic cards (the sketch runs over a gatefold double width card) (eBay purchase)
Ingrid Hardy Rose by Ingrid Hardy
Rose Tyler (Artist sample)( eBay purchase)
Jason Keith Phillips
Yup, another Irina Spalko! (from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps) (Dealer purchase)
Doug Riggsby
Classic Batman and Robin (a very generous gift from a friend!)(PSC)
Jeremy McHugh The Hood by Jeremy McHugh
The Hood from Thunderbirds The Movie (Cards Inc.) (dealer purchase)
James Ramsey James Ramsey
FAB1  from Thunderbirds The Movie (Cards Inc.) (eBay purchase)
Rich Molinelli Rich Molinelli
Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (Topps)(eBay purchase)
Elaine and Tony Perna Elaine and Tony Perna
Stewie (from Family Guy) as Irina Spalko!  (PSC)
Brandon Kenney Brandon Kenney
Icarus from Legends & Lore (Sadlittles.com)
NAR! NAR!
Sketch 296/404 (sorry, I'm not familiar enough with the movie to tell you which character this is!) from Robots (Inkworks 2005)  (eBay purchase)
Ted Dastick Ted Dastick Jr. This is actually two cards which I scanned and edited in Photoshop to minimise the join!  Totally non-Bogus and most excellent cards!
Bill and Ted (aka "Wyld Stallyns"! (private purchase from artist)
Chris Henderson Chris Henderson Chris Henderson Chris Henderson Chris Henderson All these sketches were a very generous gift from the Scoundrel Secret Santa 2009!
Doctor in the Tardis  (2 cards set) The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble Michelle Trachtenberg as 'Dawn' (from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") Marc Singer (from "The Beastmaster")
Sanna U The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond by Sanna U
The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler 
(An exceedingly generous Christmas gift from a friend!)
The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond (PSC) 
Jason Atomic
Necromancer from Suckadelic Action Art Card Series 1 (Suckpax 2010)
Len Bellinger
The Sucklord 600 from Suckadelic Action Art Card Series 1 (Suckpax 2010)
Fer Gallicia Buffy Irina Spalko
Buffy (PSC) Irina Spalko (PSC) Amy Pond and the Eleventh Doctor (PSC) Two card 'puzzle'
Ian Walker Buffy Irina Spalko
Buffy (PSC) Irina Spalko (PSC)
Andy Fry Irina Spalko
Irina Spalko (PSC)
Jon Riggle Irina Spalko The Eleventh Doctor Buffy Lara Croft
Irina Spalko (PSC)
This was a commission via Jon's uStream show - you can see a recording of it being drawn here
The Eleventh Doctor (PSC)
This was another commission via Jon's uStream show - you can see a recording of it being drawn here
Buffy (PSC) Lara Croft (PSC)
You can't, unfortunately, see it in this scan but this sketch features glitter on the ruby lips...
CK Russell Irina Spalko The 11th Doctor and Amy Pond by CK Russell
Irina Spalko (PSC)
This was a commission via 
CK Russell's uStream show
The 11th Doctor and Amy Pond (PSC)
This was another commission via 
CK Russell's uStream show
Eden Bautista Irina Spalko - Eden Bautista Doctor Who - Eden Bautista
Irina Spalko (PSC) The Eleventh Doctor  (PSC)
Laura Inglis Laura Inglis
Chicagoland Expo Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation card The Eleventh Doctor and an interesting newspaper! (Gift from artist!) Sarah Jane SMith and K9 (gift from anonymous donor!) The Tenth Doctor (Purchased from Artist)
Jeff Easley Jeff Easley
Chicagoland Expo Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation card
Mark Dos Santos Mark Dos Santos
Chicagoland Expo Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation card
Bill Bryan Bill Bryan
Chicagoland Expo Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation card
Scott Zirkel Buffy - Scott Zirkel The Eleventh Doctor - Scott Zirkel Irina Spalko - Scott Zirkel
Buffy (PSC) The Eleventh Doctor (PSC) Irina Spalko (PSC)
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