Jumping to Conclusions
The cards were originally from a company I'd licensed some collage work to several years ago. That relationship didn't end well. The company went out of business without telling me. To this day, I have no idea if I was paid everything I was owed. I was left with a bad feeling about the whole enterprise. My first reaction when I found this new, unknown (to me) distributor was a suspicion that these were cards that I'd never been paid for. My license with the original company ended almost a decade ago.
But it turns out the people selling the cards are legit. They bought them years ago when the other company was still around and, theoretically, I should've been paid for them at the time by the original company. They found this old box in inventory and decided to sell them. I believe the current distributor. In my sheepish haste, I deleted the original post.
I guess the saddest thing to me is how easy it is, as an artist, to jump to conclusions to assume that something unsavory is going on.
Above, one of the images in question: Path of No Knowing (c) 1996.