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ThinkGeek Geek A Week Trading Cards are available now

Feb 22 2011, 1:45pm CST | by , in Shopping | Hot Gadgets

ThinkGeek Geek A Week Trading Cards are available now
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Collect your favorite geeks like Jonathan Coultron and Veronica Belmont.

ThinkGeek releases the first trading cards for geeks. ThinkGeek has teamed up with cartoonist Len Peralta to make his 52 week geek trading cards are reality. Len Peralta challenged himself back in March 2010 to interview 52 geeks in 52 weeks and create a “trading card” for each interviewee.  Every geek in the deck is a hero in their own right and they’re all influential members of the geek community.

This first deck features well-known geeks, including Internet rockstar Jonathan Coultron, cartoon TV executive Fred Seibert, tech hostess Veronica Belmont, Sci-Fi author John Scalzi, riffing experts RiffTrax (Bill Corbett, Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy), senior editor at Lucas Online Bonnie Burton, nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot and web Moriarty Ken Plume.   Additional sets will be released throughout the year until the full 52 trading cards are completed.   

The first set of the Geek A Week cards is on sale now at ThinkGeek for $9.99. The first card set contains 8 cards. More Geek A Week Cards will be released throughout the year. Start collecting now.

In conjunction with the launch of the first set of cards, Len Peralta and ThinkGeek are hosting an eBay charity auction beginning today.  Many of the geeks profiled during the course of the entire project have joined in and have donated some insanely cool autographed products to benefit both EFF & Child’s Play charities. 

Some of the memorabilia includes: an autographed jar of honey from Neil Gaiman’s private apiary, MythBusters props and swag signed by Adam Savage and the crew, “The Guild” #1 comic signed by the cast of The Guild, a signed copy of "When I Grow Up" by Al Yankovic and much much more.  Click here for more information on the auction and here to go directly to the eBay auction items. 

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