Geeks Get Their Own Collectible Trading Cards

Last year, illustrator Len Peralta crafted a set of 52 collectible trading cards based on the geek elite, from music, television, video games and beyond. Now, those "Geek A Week" cards are made real, thanks to ThinkGeek.

Peralta's cards cover gaming luminaries like Epic Mickey and Deus Ex creator Warren Spector and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. They also spill to the fringe, including musician Jonathan Coulton of Portal music fame, actress Felicia Day as Chell and Veronica Belmont looking Kratos-esque.

Outside of the video game space, Peralta turned other geeks into collectible trading cards, including Weird Al Yankovic, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Mark Mothersbaugh and Penn & Teller, plus many more into wax pack material.

You can see the full set of Geek A Week cards at Peralta's Flickr stream or start snatching them up from ThinkGeek, now selling the first set.

Geek A Week Cards [ThinkGeek]


    Does anyone know if they'll be selling these continually? I'd like to get all of them but I don't want to have to buy each set each week (and pay the shipping each week), I'd rather just get them all at once and pay the shipping once.

    Eurgh. Felicia Day.

    And why Veronica Belmont? She's just a nerdy tech girl who's married to an ex-Engadget editor, last I checked, she's not even remotely related to games.

    Oh right, they just wanted to balance the M:F balance in the sausage party that is the gaming industry.

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