Here’s my latest custom design. It’s not too flashy, but I like the simplicity of it. The green color I used comes from an old scoreboard. I used the player icons like the old Topps cards, but I created new, modern-looking versions of them.
The 1975 Topps set went kinda crazy with the color combinations. I made my own template for this set, and it was fun playing with the different color/photo combinations.
All of these cards use the color combinations Topps actually used in ’75. I’m working on another post that will feature some of these cards with color combinations I created myself.
Here are a couple of new takes on the 1980 Topps template.
I love both of these pics for different reasons. The Concepcion card shows how he used to make the tough plays at shortstop look so effortless. And the Warhol card just makes me laugh. Why is he wearing a Reds cap and holding a pug? Who knows. And who cares? I mean, it’s Warhol.
1975 and 1976 were the peak years of the Big Red Machine, and resulted in back-to-back World Series titles. These cards are tributes to 4 of the players on that classic Reds lineup – Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Rawly Eastwick & Joe Morgan.
This custom design features small photos of the actual 1975 & 1976 championship rings given to the players. The small figures for the players’ positions are tributes to the 1976 Topps design, which featured similar icons.