I honestly have no explanation (or excuse) for why I created this one. I saw the pic of Guy Fieri, had a new font I wanted to try out, spent 5 minutes in Photoshop, and here it is.
If I had to pick one Reds player who just plays the game the way it should be played, who loves the game and has fun with it, I’d have to pick Joey Votto (with Amir Garrett a close second). His leadership, humor, and talent make him one of my all-time favorite Reds.
His disappointment over last year’s performance (.261, 15 HR, 47 RBI) was evident, and he put in the extra work this off-season to make sure his 2020 numbers are better. I’m expecting a BIG bounce-back year from Votto.
As for these cards, the first one is a custom design of mine. The second card is a spin on an O-pee-chee hockey design.
I created these 1981 alternate cards for Seaver & Foster but never posted them. Foster was always the nicest guy, but he would crush the souls of opposing pitchers.
Last night I created my own template for the 1965 Topps cards. I absolutely love the Reds’ yellow-and-blue design from ’65, so I made a few classic and modern cards with the template.
UPDATE: One of the members of Facebook’s “Custom Baseball Cards” group asked me to create a card for his “2nd favorite Red,” Eric Davis. I love Eric the Red, too, so here’s that card:
Here’s a new custom design I’ve been working on. It’s still a bit of a work-in-progress, but I’m liking it so far.
This design is the result of playing around with the “Perspective” option in Photoshop to see what I could do with it.
As for the uniforms…one looks like a bad softball uniform and one is a classic.
Not every design works. Sometimes, a design will just come together in a few minutes. And then there are times when I slave over a design for hours, and still never get something I feel is good enough to post (and sometimes I look back on designs I’ve posted and wonder, “What was I thinking?”). Here are a few cards that have never been posted before. They’ve been in my folder for a long time, but I’m not a big fan of ’em, for whatever reason.
If you see any of these that you like, please let me know. I’m always interested in what people think of my designs.