So recently, I stumbled upon this...thing...for card collecting. I won an eBay auction for a Star Wars card, but apparently I didn't read the fine print. While I was waiting for the piece of cardboard to ship, I got a message from the seller requesting my SWCT ID number so I could access my card. I said, "You said what? That's madness!" The seller refunded my two bits, and I was on my way.
Star Wars Card Trader (SWCT) is an app for collecting or trading cards. At first I thought it was a database to track your collection, but it's actually an app for collecting virtual Topps Star Wars cards. I don't understand how you are supposed to flip for your friends' cards without smashing your phone on the ground, but whatever for that noise. I certainly am not about to start chewing virtual gum.
Anyway, we just got an email announcement regarding a collaboration between Topps and Hasbro. I thought, "Neat! Topps trading cards will be packed with action figures!"
This is a collection of virtual cards depicting action figures on vintage cardbacks. This concept eliminates card collecting and figure collecting in one fell swoop, and combines the two passions into a new paradigm by giving you virtual images of action figures on your phone! The brilliance is overwhelming. The only thing that would make this better is if you could get AFA to virtually grade your virtual collection of virtual cards of virtual figures for a virtual fee.
This is a perfect opportunity to burn your massive actual physical action figure collection and move into a tiny house! At least I don't have to go to Ikea and buy any more shelving units.
HASBRO & SWCT TEAM UP Here’s a sneak peak of our next Marathon insert set, featuring Kenner Action Figure Inserts! Something very special is coming your way in Star Wars Card Trader…The most sought after action figures in the galaxy are now available on your mobile device!
I think one of those virtual cards is virtually creased...and the virtual bubble is virtually yellowing.