It won't be long before Ringers get their mittens on the first official Lord of the Rings sketch cards. Topps is set to release Lord of the Rings Evolution in February with the hand-drawn originals as its primary selling point.
Despite being a couple of months away from hitting shelves, there's already a site showcasing the many sketch cards. Man, some of those cards are simply gorgeous - even for a somewhat fairweather fan like myself. I especially like the effect that the white has on some of them.
Look for a ton more sketches to be posted as artists get approval and the cards start hitting the usual places.