AllEars Trading Cards
I thought Carol had them all!
She had a collection of Virtual Magic Kingdom Cards . . . I foolishly thought there were no more Disney cards for her to collect!
Then, along came AllEars Trading Cards. I don't have to tell you the result - Carol had to have them all!
Here's a bit of background: From time to time the AllEars Team will announce details of a "Meet and Greet". These informal sessions are held in one of the Disney theme parks or resorts. Readers and fans are invited to mix, mingle and chat with the AllEars team.
The Trading Card idea materialized a few years ago, during an AllEars "Meet & Greet" when former AllEars Photoblogger Barrie Brewer said to AllEars Founder Deb Wills, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a little memento to give to people who come to our Meet and Greets?" Deb liked the idea and Barrie got busy designing some prototype trading cards.
From the very beginning the cards were a hot commodity with AllEars readers!
The first few cards contained scenes from Walt Disney World and some photography tips from the Photoblog Team.
It wasn't long before the cards started to show some classic scenes from the parks and resorts, along with a bit of history or background for the scene pictured.
Each member of the AllEars Team has their own personal card, which you can only get from them. How's that for exclusive?
The back of each card displays the AllEars logo and the Photoblog web address.
There's even a handy little "checklist" card, you can record your collection by ticking the boxes on the back!
I know what you're thinking . . . "Where do I buy some of these cards?"
That's what makes the AllEars Trading Cards so highly coveted . . . these unique collectibles are not for sale. You can only get them directly from an AllEars Team Member or by trading with other Disney fans. Cards are not available through the mail except from time to time when a limited number of cards may be offered as part of a charity auction.
Trading was intense from the start. During the last two AllEars Group Cruises, and as part of the AllEars 15th Anniversary celebration, my wife Carol ran meets to trade Disney Pins. The trade meets at all three events were hugely successful, but the trading in AllEars Trading Cards totally overshadowed the trading of pins.
Disney fans really like them!
So, how do you get some cards?
1. Plan to attend an AllEars Meet and Greet. You can find details of past and future events HERE.
2. If you bump into an AllEars Team Member in any of the parks, ask for one of their cards.
3. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next AllEars Group Cruise or similar event. There are always plenty of cards, and card traders at these large gatherings.
There are now 66 cards, plus the Team Member cards. You can see them all HERE
If you want AllEars Trading Cards you have to come out and play!
The AllEars Team is looking forward to meeting you real soon!