1984 Donruss – John Danks
In 1984 Donruss tried something completely different. As I kid I remember this set because it was so hard to come by. I had just started collecting cards. I had a few 1984 Topps cards in my collection. For Christmas of 1985 I was given a complete 1984 Donruss set by my uncle. The coolest part of the set was that it was built by hand, and for some reason had two Mattingly rookies in it. Back then that card was like gold. I wanted to make this card for a while, but did not know how to handle the bar with the team name on it. While this is not an exact repllica it is the best I could come up with, and I think that it embodies the spirit of the card. That is enough for this set.
In 2009 I found some great seats behind the Sox on deck circle. I took a few pictures of John as he was pitching. I thought that this one fit the card very well. I really enjoy taking pictures of pitchers because it is always a challenge. Each pitcher has a unique motion that is fun to find in the lens.