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Textures: Trading card backs

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Published: December 31, 2014

Not long ago, my grandmother and I looked through some of her stored away boxes and in them we found her old celebrity trading cards from (I think) the 1950s. She gave them to me so I could scan them – which I did! – but I realized that their backs were worth scanning too.

I use these kinds of textures from time to time (I love them) and feel you can't have to many. Furthermore: it's nice to do things like this yourself as they can be pretty expensive on stock photo websites. So here's my late Christmas gift for you all: a ~35mb zip file with 50 old card backs. I left the writing on those written on; I like the look of it.

Feel free to use these textures as you please, and if you find them useful, I'd appreciate it if you linked back to here so that more people that might want them can find them. Thanks <3 

Download for .zip file!
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Where did you get that font ?

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Making a fan film for the release of FarCry5 and did a card series based on the promo cards for the in game characters. Only about 8 of the characters appear in the film but we just dressed some crew members to make up the rest :D
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charcoalfeatherHobbyist General Artist
Used here:  Sam in New York: Theodore London by charcoalfeather

Thank you!
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RTPHARTYProfessional Writer
FINALLY!; Someone that has the right description for their product!... the number of awful child-like manga efforts I had to scroll through before this showed up!. Spot on!; Thanks!.
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eldacingolaniStudent Digital Artist
thank you!
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WyzzelHobbyist General Artist
Uhhhh i can see my OC´s on this Cards! Thank you! :teamo: 
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Do7aniiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! These will come in handy for my photography/art work. Really interesting 1950's huh! ^^
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These are so wonderful, thank you for sharing such a useful, high-quality resource. I used one of them here: eversoscrumptiously.wordpress.… Look for the vintage-looking studio frame in the Elements preview - it gets its truly vintage realism from your texture.

You are credited and linked to in the credits page that accompanies every download.
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These are gorgeous and seem like they'll be tremendously useful. Thank you so much!
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ParadoxicalIntentionProfessional General Artist
Hi there! I wanted to thank you for this lovely pack, and to let you know I used it for an artwork of my own here. Thanks again! :3
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B-GriverosHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing! :love:
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Regal-PinionProfessional Writer
Two things:
One. These are, by far, the most versatile stocks I have ever had the pleasure of using.
Two. I used them to complete this project: Lunatic Zodiac
Thank you.
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VikitaProfessional General Artist
-Thank you!! I love them!! ♥♥♥
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leremiaHobbyist General Artist
Thanks to share. :)
used here : Day 10 - Sky-fi (1st Gen)
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WhiteRaven90Professional General Artist
I used the 21th i think, here: A Tourist
Thank you again!
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UzloProfessional Digital Artist
Nice! Thank you for showing me! <3
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Great idea to scan those! :)
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yup :D
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WhiteRaven90Professional General Artist
You are a project-saver :XD: I've been sitting on something for months not knowing how to proceed; i sometimes even considered throwing the entire thing out. Then i saw these and knew they would be perfect. I'll post a link once i uploaded it. Thank you, you are the reason i could finally finish the damn thing in a satisfying way. :hug:
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Regal-PinionProfessional Writer
Hello and a happy new year! I used this wonderful stock to make these pictures:
Secret Keys card 
Pandora's Box card 
Moon Children card
Rosengelb card
Asylum card
Blizzard Folk card
Thank you. :)
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KamihanakiStudent Digital Artist
This is really neat! Thank you for sharing this!
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One-eyeHitomiStudent General Artist
Oooo I love it!
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