I don’t get a lot of traffic on this site. On most days, I’ll get 1 or 2 visitors. And I’m totally fine with that. This site is just a place for me to collect my designs, and having a public-facing blog encourages me to keep creating new cards.
So I was a little curious when today’s only visitor was from Japan. I looked deeper into my WordPress stats and learned that this visitor from Japan was brought to my site by Google. My cards are actually starting to appear in Google Search results. Nice.
I Googled “custom reds cards” and there were two of my designs:
What I really wanna know now is…how does a University of Texas jersey also show up on a Google search for “custom reds cards”???
(Also…ten bonus points to anyone who recognizes the title of this post as a quote from the movie “The Jerk”)
I just started reading the book “The Machine” by Joe Posnanski. It’s a look at the Reds’ legendary 1975 season. I’m sure I’ll be creating a lot of cards based on the behind-the-scenes stories in this book.
I was 5 years old in 1975, and my family lived in Lexington, KY. It was a short drive to Cincinnati, and one day my dad bought us tickets to see the Reds play the Mets at Riverfront Stadium. That was all it took to turn me into a fan.
The Reds went on to win the World Series that year.
And the next.
I’ve been rooting for the Reds ever since. I’ve taken a few breaks from my Reds fandom over the years (and even had a brief, heartbreaking fling with the Detroit Tigers), but the Reds are my team.
I work as a professional graphic designer/UX specialist now, and I’ve recently started combining my love of baseball with my love of graphic design.
This blog is intended to be a showcase for some of the alternate baseball card designs I’ve created. I stopped collecting baseball cards back in college, and I haven’t bought a single card since the early ’90s. For me, these “alternate” cards are a mix of nostalgia, graphic design practice, baseball fandom, and tribute to the players on the field.
I hope you enjoy looking at these card designs as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.