Here is yet another custom card from the West Lafayette baseball team. I have had a lot of fun putting my images on the 2013 Topps template. I have been trying to find an interesting image for each player. For some the images are hard to pick from. Others like the one above just look different enough from the rest to make it onto a card.
Here is yet another of the cards that I am making for the West Lafayette baseball team. It has been a lot of fun finding the pictures, and deciding which orientation the cards will be. It has also gotten me back into Photoshop which was the goal at the beginning. A picture like the one above would have just sat on my hard drive or ended up on Facebook where a few people would see it. Now it is out there where many more can see it. I like giving new life to my photos.
This is the second of what I hope is an entire team set of cards for the local JV team that I photograph for fun. I have really learned a lot shooting these games, so I thought that I could give something back. I usually put my images on cards from my childhood, but I thought that I would try putting these images on the current set from Topps. I think that it has worked pretty well so far. I like the look of these cards, and I hope that the whole set will be something special.
This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder. (more…)
In early 2011 I attended a game at the Cell between the White Sox and the Oakland A’s. I had some nice sunny conditions to get some shots so I made a few cards from them. Here is one of the 1984 Fleer tribute cards that I made. I always liked this design, and for some reason I have always liked the way that the A’s players looked on the cards. While I am cleaning out all of the older cards of mine I thought that I would start with some of these ’84 Fleer A’s cards that I made. They were made with the intention of putting them on the backs of my 2011 Custom Set which was never really finished. I think that I made way too big of a workload for myself on that one. I was very interested that day to see the former Yankees star in an A’s uniform. The season before I had pictures of him playing for the Angels, and I thought that it would be great to see him on a card in a different uniform.
When Indiana came to play Purdue a couple of years ago I had a couple of ideas for players to shoot that played for the Hoosiers. As the weekend went on I heard that Alex Dickerson was really being scouted for the MLB draft. He was eventually selected by the Pirates in the draft, and played in high A ball last season. Time will tell how far he will climb, but maybe someday he will be playing (more…)
In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.