The ColleXion: RefleXions
This is a limited series of 79 trading cards (plus a checklist, and a BONUS sketch card) celebrating the X-Men, as created by X-Men fans. All profits will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. Only 99 sets of cards will be printed.
This passion project couldn’t have happened without the over-three-dozen artists that graciously put their time and effort into making some kickass art. Find them through their credits on the card backs. The disparate styles – toy photography, pyrography, LEGO builds, watercolor, acrylic, inking, all the various digital illustration styles – could have clashed hard, but adapting and expanding the style of the first set of the ColleXion has hopefully created harmony in the art.
Thematically, this has been an ambitious project. The X-Men have a long history of their rich personalities teetering between right and wrong, good and evil. Gone are the standard "front" and "back" of the cards. In their place, each artist has created two versions of these characters. On one side is the "light" version. Flip over the card to reveal the "dark" persona. It completely breaks the mold of what trading cards can be, and offers a level of customizability rarely seen in the medium.
81 cards in all, including the checklist and a bonus sketch card, will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a cardboard box. The series is limited to 50 sets, which will be hand-numbered. All profits will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative.