Jontae Smith

About Jontae


Hello guys and welcome to my Cards Cartel website. Cards have been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember and over the years I have purchased thousands of cards for my personal collection. My cards will always mean the world to me.

As a kid I used to make cards of all kind in my little makeshift workshop I made for myself. I was creative. I still am. At the age of ten I probably had an ID card, a business card, and every professional sport card of myself that I made. I was making a lot of these cards before I had seen them being made on a professional level. I invented the business card. Just kidding.

The Cards I Was Dealt

Deck of Cards in a Pair of Hands

I made cards for many reasons. One reason is because I couldn’t afford to buy cards all the time, especially sports cards. I didn’t mind spending all my allowance on a fresh pack of Topps as long as I could get more cards. I had a ” must have ” list of about fifty players that I wanted cards for. I made my own version of that list and the more Topps I opened I was able to replace my old raggedy copies with officially licensed sports cards. I had a pretty nice collection at a very young age.

I would also make cards for occasions like birthdays or weddings. These type cards usually included me gluing something shiny on the card so that it would stand out – and they did.

For my name cards I thought I knew what men and women would want on their cards so I kept gender in mind. When I made my ” lady cards ” I would use pink and purple construction paper and all the things I thought were girly materials. My guys got white paper black ink. I would draw something cool around the name and people really seemed to like my cards. I made my Dad a card you could call a business card not realizing it. Only difference was he needed to keep it and not pass it out. I never said I was mass-producing. I took a card and put all his booking info on it and got it laminated. I also made it so it could be attached to a lanyard or string of some sort. The love of cards has naturally turned me into a collector of all kind of cards.

Playing With A Full Deck

Full Deck Of Cards in Hands

Once I became a teenager my allowance increased and I started buying cards that I actually wanted. I began to understand that these cards had value. In fact, I only wanted the cards of the big name players because I saw the value in these cards. Non sport cards had value too and I started to learn all about them. I then started collecting game cards as well and now my collection is massive and I love every single card. Sometimes I just sit back and take it all in because its really impressive.

Deal Me In

You will never be able to have a collection as great as mine but I can help you get closer to your needs. I want to engage my readers on a personal card talk level. I want to help you make the right purchases on cards or services by bringing you valuable content to read. I can help you add value to your collection if that’s what you want. If you need any information on any particular card or anything card related I’ll help you out.

If you need a hand with anything or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below in the comment section.

Best Cards & Best Regards

Jontae Smith,

Founder Of Cards Cartel


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