Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DukesCollector Business Cards 2.0

Summer is coming up quickly and that means one thing: Dukes of Hazzard events season!!  We are just over a week away from the big one, Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair on June 8 in Nashville, TN.  To say I'm excited for this one would be putting it lightly.  All the cast members, Cooter's museum, the cars, the swap meet, the Twitter Lee, so much great Dukes fun.  Then two weeks later is the Dukes Family Festival which should be a blast.  It's close to home and will be a lot of fun.

When I started, one of the first things I did was create business cards to be passed out out Hazzard Homecoming 2011.  They were a hit.  By last summer I needed to order an additional thousand.  Last year I passed them out at SDCC and HH 2012.  So, now I've blown through two thousand business cards.  I was going to just order more, but I thought why not add a little to them.

I kept them mostly the same, but changed a few things.  When I first printed them, I just included the web address and only planned on owning a website.  I never liked blogs, and resisted owning one, but there simply is no better way of sharing my ever growing collection with like minded Dukes enthusiasts.  Some people get the card and only check out the main site, which I don't update enough.  Some people miss out on the true heart of DukesCollector which is this ol' blog.  So I decided to add the address for the blog onto the card.  I think it fits nicely.

I was about to send it to the printer, but thought, I might as well add something to the other side.

Ewww, it's like everyone's favorite game to play on that weird TV looking arcade thing on the bar: photohunt!  Can you spot the difference?

Originally I chose some of my rarest pieces to include on the card.  Gold General, bath set, music collection, the Transformer, and the Daisy stand up.  Since I was adding the blog info to the other side, I figured why not add a rare item I picked up since I started the blog.  The swim trunks I got from Rush were an obvious choice.  I never really liked the George Barris crest on the Gold General Lee box (he had nothing to do with the General Lee!)  I'm not sure why I kept it so prominent on the card, so I covered it with the trunks.  I think it fits quite nicely.

Of course, I never would have considered getting business cards if Jeff and I didn't already have them for Franks and Beans.  These bad boys have spread the good word about F&B for years now.  Perhaps we should update this picture...never!  It's the best picture ever!  My long hair was awesome.

If you find yourself a Dukes event, in the greater southwestern Pennsylvania area, San Diego Comic Con (only Jeff this year, not me unfortunately) or anywhere else I might be, I would be glad to hand you a card.  Giving them out is one of my favorite things to do.  If you aren't going to be in any of those places, email me your address and I'll send you some.  I want everyone to have one, EVERYONE!


  1. hi mate. ive got a pristine general lee still in the box and with a 1.64 in the box. would you like too buy it?

    1. No thanks, I already have that version.

  2. FRANKS AND BEANS! It's too bad that you didn't get that pencil cup a few weeks sooner. You could add that one to the card.

    1. That thought crossed my mind as well. FRANKS AND BEANS!