A ways back I received word from a couple of friendly collectors about a MWC cast signing that was being done through Official Pix. I normally make custom cards for other collectors to get signed. I've even sent them directly to this company for others before this. I didn't think it would ever be possible to have the cast sign something I made before this opportunity was offered. I'm really not a signed photograph guy which is really all that's available cast wise. The idea of having my own signed set from one of my most favorite shows ever was too much to ignore.
The "Married with Children" cast signing started with Ted McGinley back in April and most recently ended with Amanda Bearse in late December. In between Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, and Katey Sagal signings also took place. I decided to go with an older version of the Bundy Family as that's how I remember them best. A really huge factor in making these cards special was the option of having the cards signed with their character names. A big thanks to Chris Wyman at Official Pix for taking this on.
The whole experience gave me a bit more insight as to why collectors go to the lengths they do to add these kind of personal items to their collections. It was eye opening as sometimes I forget about the passion of collecting while getting wrapped with the design and building aspects of my customs. I was in constant torment thinking will Ed sign just "Al" or "Al Bundy" like I wanted? Will the package make it there only to get lost on it's trip back to me? What good is a partial set? There's plenty who will browse this thread and not think much of it, as do I when viewing great items that just don't appeal to me. Then every once in a while I'll see a collectors item that drops my jaw and inspires me. Maybe this will serve as someone else's inspiration.
I plan on making this a continuity collection adding guest appearance characters as I go along. I have a TTM out already to Mr. David Garrison.....fingers crossed! I think he's in France. I also have a few cards I made up already that I plan using my "autograph sticker relocation process" on. I will update this post with those and any new additions. Thanks for the long read if you made it this far.
The backs are all the same with different serial numbers.
For the completist in me I also opted to have these signed.