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Todd Helton

1989 Upper Deck – Todd Helton

The day of the Colorado Rockies officially comes to an end with this card of Todd Helton. In 2010 when I was at Wrigley Field to see the Rockies take on the Cubs I was worried that my seat in the bleachers would prevent me from seeing Todd Helton up close. Luckily he came out to the outfield to stand in the box as Jeff Francis was warming up. I loved seeing his stand up close, and it has made a couple of cards.  (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Todd Helton

The next card in the preview set is of Todd Helton. I created this set so that I could work out the kinks in the set as I was making the cards. This is kind of like an Opening Day set except the actual set will contain different pictures. This card is a perfect example of the evolution of a design. Since I have started I realized the number in the lower corner was too big. I have shrunk that over time. The dash in between the player name and position has been replaced with a diamond. The diamond has even evolved over time into a perfect diamond. This card changed a little as I decided to add some color to it. The one underused color in the Rockies scheme has been purple for the most part. They really like to use the black instead. I was no different. I originally had a black border with purple lettering. You couldn’t read that so I changed the lettering to White. That part of the card looked a lot like a White Sox card. I ended up just going all out with the purple, and I think it looks good. I am really happy with how this card turned out. (more…)

1987 Topps – Todd Helton

The second card in the ’87 Topps saturation is of Todd Helton. Todd has been a cornerstone at first base for the Rockies for a long time. He has a great bat, and has flirted with .400 a couple of times during the season. He is now on the downside of his career, but is still a solid option at first. (more…)