2014-15 Folk's Cards Valencia Basket set

2013-14 Folk's Cards Valencia Basket set

After a satisfactory outcome of the 2012-13 set that I made of the Valencia Basket team, which eventually resulted into a 25-card set of past and present players, I decided to continue the effort with a new set. 

Completely started from scratch, this new set's design is somewhat inspired by Panini's National Treasures product of a few years ago. It features a portrait photo of the players in a white and grey background design (unfortunately a bit difficult to distinguish in the below scans). The bottom half is a box solely dedicated to the signature. 

The set consists of the 12 players on the roster by the beginning of the season and will have further additions of temporary or new players signed throughout the season together with legends and other past players.

# 1 - Oleksiy Pecherov

Signed on 4 December 2013

# 2 - Pablo Aguilar

Signed on 14 December 2013

# 3 - Vladimir Lucic

Signed on 14 December 2013

 

# 4 - Juanjo Triguero

Signed on 14 December 2013

# 5 - Oliver Lafayette

Signed on 17 December 2013

# 6 - Sam Van Rossom

Signed on 17 December 2013

# 7 - Lubos Barton

Signed on 11 January 2014

# 8 - Serhiy Lishchuk

Signed on 11 January 2014

# 9 - Pau Ribas

Signed on 11 January 2014

# 10 - Justin Doellman

Signed on 25 January 2014

# 11 - Ksystof Lavrinovic

Signed on 18 February 2014

# 12 - Thomas Kelati

Signed on 8 March 2014

# 13 - Rafa Martínez

Signed on 16 March 2014

# 14 - Romain Sato

Signed on 16 March 2014

# 15 - Bojan Dubljevic

Signed on 16 March 2014

# 16 - Velimir Perasovic

Signed on 13 April 2014

#17 - Victor Claver

Received through-the-mail on 22 April 2014

 
 

Valencia custom retro set 2013-14

I am currently working on the next season's custom set, but in the meanwhile I have already prepared a retro insert set. The first one I have signed is Florent Pietrus who signed his card on the day he announced his departure from the team. More to come once the season kicks off.

 

Retro 1 of 6  -  Florent Pietrus

Signed on 19 June 2013 on his last day with the team.

Retro 2 of 6  -  Bojan Dubljevic

Signed on 06 October 2013

Retro 3 of 6  -  Justin Doellman

Retro 4 of 6 - Rafa Martínez

Signed on 14 December 2013

Retro 5 of 6 - Thomas Kelati

Signed on 8 March 2014

Retro 6 of 6 - Vitor Faverani

TTM received on 5 February 2015

 

Valencia custom set 2012-13

I decided to create a set that uses a uniform design that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, apt for signature and relatively easy to create. It is a 25-card set featuring current and former players exclusively on base cards.

The cards measure 5.1" x 3.5" approx. and feature a cut-out photo of the player on a white background with only a hint of the rest of the photo fading away towards the edges, making them perfect for signature. At the bottom there's the name of the player. The back shows practically the same photo in black and white, contains the card number, a short bio, some stats if available and at the bottom a copyright and the Folk' s Cards logo.

How they're made

Checklist

  - Velimir Perasovic CO

  2 - Rodrigo San Miguel

  3 - Stefan Markovic

  4 - Bernard Hopkins

  5 - Pau Ribas

  6 - unassigned

  7 - Justin Doellman

  8 - Brad Newley

  9 - Victor Claver

10 - Adam Hrycaniuk

11 - Mindaugas Lukauskis

12 - Serhiy Lishchuk

13 - Vitor Faverani

13 - Vitor Faverani

14 - Larry Abia

15 - Bojan Dubljevic

16 - Chris Quinn

17 - Rafa Martinez

18 - Victor Luengo

19 - Nacho Rodilla

20 - Florent Pietrus

21 - Will Hanley

22 - Thomas Kelati

23 - Joffrey Lauvergne

24 - Jason Robinson

25 - Mickaël Gelabale

# 1 - Velimir Perasovic

Signed on 11 November, 2012 prior to the Valencia Basket - Caja Laboral game.

# 2 - Rodrigo San Miguel

Signed on 14 October, 2012 after the Valencia Basket - CAI Zaragoza game.

# 3 - Stefan Markovic

Signed on 16 December 2012 after the home victory against FIATC Joventut.

 

# 4 - Bernard Hopkins

Signed on 21 October, 2012 after the Valencia Basket - Blu:sens Monbus game.

Hopkins was the star player in Valencia for 5 seasons between 1998 and 2003. He went on to play for several other teams including Blu:sens before retiring in the Summer of 2012. 

He had already taken on a high school coaching job when he was called by Blu:sens at the beginning of the 2012-13 season to cover for an injured player for the duration one month. Fortunately that included a game against his former team Valencia.

In the pre-game player announcements he was given a two-minute standing ovation by the local fans.

# 5 - Pau Ribas

Signed on 6 January 2013.

 

# 6 - Bojan Dubljevic

Signed on 19 May 2013 after the final regular season game against Manresa

# 7 - Justin Doellman

Signed on 4 May 2013 after the Valencia game against Valladolid

# 8 - Brad Newley

Signed on 23 March 2013 after the Valencia game against Gran Canaria

 

# 9 - Victor Claver

Signed on 4 May 2013 after the Valencia game against Valladolid

# 10 - Adam Hrycaniuk

Signed on 20 April 2013 after the Valencia game against Lagun Aro GBC

# 11 - Mindaugas Lukauskis

Signed on 14 October 2012 after the home game against CAI Zaragoza.

 

# 12 - Serhiy Lishchuk

Signed on 16 December 2012 before the home victory against FIATC Joventut.

# 13 - Vitor Faverani

Signed on 25 November 2012 prior to the home victory against FC Barcelona Regal.

# 14 - Larry Abia

Signed on 6 January 2013.

 

# 15 - Chechu Mulero

# 16 - Chris Quinn

Signed on 25 November 2012 after the home victory against Barcelona.

# 17 - Rafa Martinez

Signed on 16 December 2012 after the home victory against FIATC Joventut.

 

# 18 - Victor Luengo and # 19 - Nacho Rodilla

Signed on 20 April 2013 on the 10th Anniversary of the team winning the ULEB Cup (European cup). Both players were key members of that championship teams and theirs are the only numbers in team history that have been retired.

 

# 20 - Florent Piétrus

Signed on 7 April 2013 before the home victory against Real Madrid.

# 21 - Will Hanley

Signed on 4 May 2013 after the Valencia game against Valladolid

# 22 - Thomas Kelati

Signed on 26 January 2013.

 

# 23 - Joffrey Lauvergne 

Signed on 16 December 2012 after the home victory against FIATC Joventut.

# 24 - Jason Robinson

Signed on 4 May 2013 after the Valencia game against Valladolid

# 25 - Mickaël Gelabale

Signed on 6 January 2013.