NOTE: This is a custom card set, these are not available for purchase and I do not hold the copyright on the images used. These cards were designed exclusively as an exercise in creativity and design.
Okay, legal notice out of the way, this is a custom card design I started working on a couple weeks ago (if you dig, you can find my custom card blogger.com page that was the forerunner of this site). Without sounding arty-douchebag, the concept was inspired by postcards from the 1920’s. Sort of in the Allen & Ginter vein. But I also wanted to keep it brighter and have a lot of negative space – just in case someone wanted to print these out and use them for autographs…(send me a picture if you do). The teams’ 1931-33 jersey logo fit the era vibe I was looking for perfectly, and I was able to find this year’s photo day pictures on Zimbio.com. I posted the first few on SportsCardForum and got called out to do a Kerry Wood. Felt like a nice chance to do a sepia tone.