Heroes of the Internet - Whiskey Media Trading Cards

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#1  Edited By matthew

Thanks to users jacoba for finding this all out in the first place and Marino for supplying this awesome picture graph thing for us to see it all.

How do I get these awesome cards?

  • No idea. I talked to Dave on the phone for a bit concerning the cards (as of 9.8.11). Turns out he and Dan are going to be selecting users based on how awesome they've been throughout the community and such. So, try as we might, it's not really up to us.

How will I know I got these?

  • Via your personal e-mail you used when you signed up for the site. Check your spam folder, some of the Whiskey e-mails have found themselves there, though not on purpose.

Who has been legend-ified in trading card form?

  • As of now, I personally don't know. I think it's going to be a bit of a surprise, but there has already been a Ben Franklin, along with a Karen Mills, so anything is possible. Chloe Bananas is bound to show up at one point or another.
  • Due to the nature of some of the users who are going to be getting these, we may not be able to see all of them. Some might just be the typical lurker, and that means they'll just keep it to themselves. And that's their own choice.

The Collection

  • To view this image full-size, copy and paste this URL: http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/1992/1887055-heroes3.jpg
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#2  Edited By jacksukeru

Saw this before. So excited to see more of them!

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#4  Edited By fattony12000

Give them power/toughness/skills and we got a new Metagame.

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#5  Edited By Vexxan

Gotta collect 'em all! This will be the hottest trading card game on the market!

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#6  Edited By TaliciaDragonsong

Nice, this'll be good.

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#7  Edited By YoThatLimp

How do you find them though?!

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#8  Edited By snide

I actually own the Wade Boggs card. I spent about 2 or 3 years collecting baseball cards when the hobby was at its zenith in the early 90s. Also, edited @Matthew's post to show the full size (for all the silly texture work!)

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#9  Edited By SSully

Wait so who is the original creator? Dave?

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#10  Edited By sirdesmond

This needs to be the little bonus item you get for subscribing. I want a booster pack of Whiskey Media trading cards!

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#11  Edited By Brendan

Fantastic. Now I really want to see the others.

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#12  Edited By ZeroSignal

A wild Gerstmann appears!

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#13  Edited By Silver-Streak

This actually makes me wonder, are the Heroes of the Internet cards given out to the top contributors, or are they actually found?

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#14  Edited By Buscemi

What, I don't get this at all. Can they be found on the site?

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#15  Edited By GunslingerPanda

@Eujin said:

This actually makes me wonder, are the Heroes of the Internet cards given out to the top contributors, or are they actually found?

Given the "Unlocked by..." line at the bottom of the card, I'm guessing they're given out. No idea if contribution makes a difference as to who gets what though.

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#16  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

Can you please explain a little more, aside from the fact that they exist?

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#17  Edited By matthew
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@Eujin said:

This actually makes me wonder, are the Heroes of the Internet cards given out to the top contributors, or are they actually found?

Given the "Unlocked by..." line at the bottom of the card, I'm guessing they're given out. No idea if contribution makes a difference as to who gets what though.

That's the odd bit. I checked out jacoby's profile pretty hard after I saw he got that first card, and it doesn't look like he's done anything special recently. No new comments on recent news items, he hadn't done a forum post in like 6 months or so... No clue or indication on what he might have done to get the card.
@ZeroSignal want to share on what you did to unlock the Jefferson?
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#18  Edited By Orange

Jeff's last name is spelled wrong.... ?

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#19  Edited By Toxin066

Tell me what I must do to obtain a limited edition, holographic Matthew Rorie card and it will be done.

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#20  Edited By snide

@Orange said:

Jeff's last name is spelled wrong.... ?

Often baseball cards contain mis-spellings. There's also another Baseball card in joke in that first one.

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#21  Edited By NickL

@Orange said:

Jeff's last name is spelled wrong.... ?

It is probably part of the joke. His name used to always be spelled wrong when he was a wee lad.

edit: I think the cards are randomly unlocked by subscribing, that is the only thing in common i see between the 2 that have gotten them already.

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#22  Edited By crusader8463
@NickL said:

@Orange said:

Jeff's last name is spelled wrong.... ?

It is probably part of the joke. His name used to always be spelled wrong when he was a wee lad.

edit: I think the cards are randomly unlocked by subscribing, that is the only thing in common i see between the 2 that have gotten them already.

It's probably a door lottery style system, where every X person gets the random win.
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#23  Edited By megasoum

So Jeff is the Editor In Chief now? Thought they never used formal titles in the past...

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#24  Edited By BrickRoad

Is it me or is the end of the superscope censored? Pretty funny if it is.

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#25  Edited By snide

@BrickRoad said:

Is it me or is the end of the superscope censored? Pretty funny if it is.

Was hoping someone would see it :)

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#26  Edited By rustyspoon

Two of the three unlocked the 'Investigated' quest around the same time (20 hours ago). The third guy, (forkstik) had already unlocked it back in April. Wondering if random users were flagged for "unlocks" when they renew their memberships or something like that. The quest thing seems like it has to be related in some sense, even if its just someone checking to see if certain people have realized they got them.

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#27  Edited By sirdesmond

@snide: I don't know if this is right, as I do not know if Jeff is left or right-handed, but is the other joke the fact that the image has been reversed or that he is swinging from the wrong side?

If not, then I'm clueless, unless it has something to do with that censor bar on the Super Scope.

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I must know what's happening!

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#29  Edited By Daniel

I believe this to be the greatest idea Dave has ever had.

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#30  Edited By FinalDasa  Moderator

Obviously Whiskey Media is now choosing favorites through remakes of old baseball cards. Obviously.

OR its for doing something special.

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#31  Edited By MisterMouse

Oh man these look really awesome.

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#32  Edited By KarlPilkington

I really want to know how people are getting them.

I bet it's super weird and convoluted. So perfect!

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#34  Edited By ZeroSignal

@Matthew said:

@ZeroSignal want to share on what you did to unlock the Jefferson?

I'd love to give you a tip, but it's more fun watching everyone work it out.

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#35  Edited By TheAdmin

I don't care how... I just need to get the one for Sara Lima.

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#36  Edited By BrickRoad

@snide: Ha, yeah. These are brilliant, really well designed. Is that a halftone layered over the top of the photos?

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#37  Edited By turboman  Staff

I'm totally not playing Dave's stupid game just for my name to appear on a card....

(waits to be rewarded somehow)

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#38  Edited By pseudomyxoma

These are really great. I will try to unlock one but I will just be content seeing them too. Great idea Dave much props

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#39  Edited By Lemmycaution217

Awesome job, Dave. I really want to see the rest of them now.

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#40  Edited By Chippy180

Would I be setting my hopes too high if I imagined a Matthew Rorie card where he's in the background(Like Will) preparing to bat, while Chloe Banana's is sitting in the foreground pretending to pitch?

I think I'm setting my hopes too high...

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#41  Edited By EnchantedEcho

How are people unlocking these, do they just appear in your photos?

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#42  Edited By JoeOE18

Given that the username of the person who unlocked the card is on the actual image, I'm guessing that these aren't things you can just find. Must be something you can do that alerts Dave, or something that he can do to you, should he so choose.

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#43  Edited By chilibean_3

@BrickRoad said:

Is it me or is the end of the superscope censored? Pretty funny if it is.

Jeff is a fuck face?

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#44  Edited By VicRattlehead

donate to childs play in the store?

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I'm guessing Jeff's Super Scope is censored on the bottom because it says "Fuck Face"?

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#46  Edited By Benny

Seems to be from donating to child's play

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#47  Edited By megasoum

@Benny said:

Seems to be from donating to child's play

Yeah makes sense. Oh well, my sub is going through june 2012 so that won't happen anytime soon lol.

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#48  Edited By ZeroSignal

@VicRattlehead: @Benny: I didn't donate to Child's Play FWIW (not through the WM store in any case).

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#49  Edited By VicRattlehead

@ZeroSignal: ahh well the other dude said he did and thats how he got it... did you spend your coupon for signing up for a yearly membership in the store?

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#50  Edited By ZeroSignal

@VicRattlehead: I haven't got my coupon yet actually :/