Hi @Phonynomore your post has currently been downgraded to a Caution. If you don't receive a refund of $75 by next month, send me, Snowhawk, or Armaina a poke and one of us can upgrade it for you.
While a year does seem like a long time, for a project of this scale it's hardly any time at all. 52 images is a lot. Plus all of the edits, which sounds like either they hit a goal that would pay for edits for each card, or that many backers requested an edit to cover each card. Either way, it's a lot of work and was an extremely ambitious undertaking.
However, this project does sound like there was some mistakes in the planning phases. The artist talks about needing to raise printing money, but printing costs should have been calculated in the initial funding goal, set aside, and not touched. Plus the sheer amount of extra things per category doesn't seem like enough money to cover the labor and extra deck prints involved. It doesn't sound malicious. Just missteps that can lead a project into a funding hole. Hopefully the artist(s) involved can come out of it and get these decks out.