2011 csd Preview – Frank Thomas Day
I came up with this idea a while back, but did not know how I wanted to implement it. I thought that for the preview set I would try and make a couple of these cards to try my idea out. I went to quite a few baseball games last year. I thought for this years set I would make a card for each game that I go to. I liked the idea of having it appear to be a newspaper on the front. I wanted a headline and a picture that told some part of the story of the game. What started then I was just going to have garble on the side. I ended up writing a small bit about the game on the side. I like how this turned out, and this might be the design I use for the games I attend in 2011.
The back was a bit tougher. I knew that I wanted to have the box score on the back of the card. I did not know how I would do that. I found a good box score that would work on Baseball Almanac. The problem was that it really did not fit the card. I had to cut and paste parts of the box score onto the back of this card to make it fit. I think that any games that go into extra innings, or have many players in it might not fit as well. I will try a couple of them to see how it works. This will be very hard to get right. I like how it looks though. I will post a couple more of these as I have time to make them. Let me know what you think.