More fun news:
I've printed out the Mr. Bean Topps Giant design!
The original design I came up with only featured the front of the card, but I really wanted the print version to capture the full effect, so I added a custom card back. Here it is:
I figure that fictional account stays pretty true to Mr. Bean's mannerisms, and is something we might have seen in an episode of Mr. Bean back in the 1990s, had they done an episode on baseball.
These cards have the same dimensions as the original 1964 Topps Giants, 3 1/8" by 5 1/4". I tried to go with a background color that was a little off-white, and I also softened up some of the edges to make the cards seem a little more period correct.
Similar to the Samurai Jack menko that I printed out a while ago, we're going to do a little giveaway here. I'm going to send a copy of this Topps Giant card to the first two readers to leave a comment describing their favorite episode of Mr. Bean.
Also similar to the Samurai Jack menko, I've only printed out a small amount of Mr. Bean's card thus far, so the rest will be split between my bonanza store and eBay store. I plan to print out and assemble another batch soon.
If you're one of the claimants and I don't already have your mailing address, here's how to reach me:
My email address is available on my blogger profile page.
You can also message me on TCDB.
Thanks very much for reading!