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As I've mentioned elsewhere, I have, by accident, hit upon the idea of collecting the various sketches of Irina Spalko (played by Cate Blanchett) from "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls"
I managed to get a nicely priced Kate RED Bradley sketch of the character on eBay (primarily because I was looking for a RED sketch for my collection and this was the cheapest I could find at the time!) 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!  The Denise Vasquez card is the first PSC I ever commissioned (via Scoundrel!). I have the sketches on other pages, listed by artist, but I wanted to see what they would look like together, hence THIS page - The Spalko Gallery!

The main reason for continuing to collect is nothing to do with Ms Blanchett (though if I suddenly find myself collecting Galadriel sketches from "Lord Of The Rings", then I might start to worry!), it's more due the fact that I keep finding very reasonably priced sketches of the character and I always like a ultra-reasonably priced anything (plus I'm a sucker for the Louise Brooks style 'Lulu' bob!)  I doubt I'll ever be able to afford any of the top end (and I mean no disrespect to the artists below) full colour, photo-realistic sketches - I simply don't have the budget - but while I can still find cards priced at less than $10 on eBay and at card shows, then the collection will continue to grow.

Cards are arranged purely in order of how I got them - I have my favourite, of course, but I'm not going to say which one it is here!

Cards are from the Topps 2008 set "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls" except where otherwise stated.

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Irina Spalko by Dan Cooney
Louise Brooks (left) and Cate Blanchett (as Irina Spalko)
For Comparison!
Kate RED Bradley 
(the card that started it all off!)
Grant Gould Jessica Hickman Denise Vasquez (PSC) Dan Cooney (Indiana Jones Masterpieces Panoramic)
This one (left) shows Stewie from Family Guy as Irina Spalko!
Jason Keith Phillips Rich Molinelli Elaine and Tony Perna (PSC) Kate RED Bradley PSC (A generous Christmas gift from a friend!)
This (left) was a commission via Jon Riggle's uStream show - you can see a recording of it being drawn here
Fer Gallicia (PSC) Ian Walker (PSC) Andy Fry (PSC) Jon Riggle (PSC)
Another uStream commission, this time by CK Russell
CK Russell (PSC) Eden Bautista (PSC) Scott Zirkel (PSC)
Strictly speaking, not a sketch card, but Beck did this sketch of Irina on her 2010 sketchbook "Selected Glittery Faradiddles" which a friend very kindly brought over from the US!
Beck Kramer (PSC) Banky Farrano (PSC)
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Paul Bines Autograph Card... Only Joking!