[Groop]Tom Luth Card

George Karalias george@karalias.com
Wed, 09 Aug 2000 20:09:03 -0400

My goodness. Thanks for the compliments, Gary! If the requests for cards
outnumber the amount you have on hand after San Diego, I can make a few

Also, thanks to Eric for sharing his photos! Looked like a great time!
(I've been to Dick's Last Resort here in Boston and the wait staff are
just as rude and obnoxious on the East coast as they are on the West


Gary Grossmann wrote:
> Hi Folks!
> Some (most?) of you may have wondered what the heck I was talking about when
> I mentioned the Tom Luth card.  Well you see its like this:
> There are these cards that for some strange reason are not very popular
> called the Famous Comic Book Creator cards, a 110 card set of many of the
> biggies in comics. They came out in 1992, have a photo on the front with a
> cheesy colored background, and a little Bio and art sample on the back.
> Mark, Sergio, and Stan are part of the set, which did not include any
> colorists.
> I had always thought it was too bad that Tom Luth wasn't part of the set so
> that all 4 Groo Crew members would have a card.  So ended up working with
> both Tom and Groopie Extraordinaire GEORGE KARALIAS to get them made.
> Actually, I didn't do anything.  Tom provided the info and photo, complete
> with cheesy colored background, and I forwarded it to GEORGE who went on a
> long quest to find a way to make some of the cards atr little or no cost.
> GEORGE finally did the tedious task of actually glueing the paper for both
> sides of the card on card stock by hand!!!!!!  And believe me, the cards are
> absolutely beautiful!  You can't tell them from the actual cards!
> Poor GEORGE couldn't come to San Diego, so I got all the fun of showing them
> to the Groo Crew and seeing the look on Tom's face (He didn't know that
> GEORGE had pulled it off) while GEORGE did all the work.  GEORGE even made a
> poster size version of both sides of the card for Tom.  Tom and the rest of
> the Groo Crew thought they were really cool!!!
> I gave most of the cards to Tom.  But I have a some left and I can send them
> to folks if they want to "complete" there set of FCBC cards.  (Everytime I
> see one from now on, I'm going to ask the vendor "Do you have the complete
> set with the Tom Luth card?")  Send me a an SASE and I will send you one.
> Anywho, major kudos to GEORGE for his perserverance and hard work!
> Take care all -Gary G.
> (Back to preparing the t-shirts.  This would be easier if I didn't have to
> go to work, take out the garbage, and stuff like that!)
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