My latest set of custom Reds cards uses the shape of the Reds’ stadium as the cutout area for the player’s image. I’ve played around with this design a lot over the past few days, but I’m pretty happy with it for now.
This set also includes the two newest Reds – Justin Shafer and Nick Martini were claimed by the Reds earlier this week. Martini joins Travis Jankowski as the second former Padres outfielder to join the Reds this off-season.
Here’s an earlier version of the cards that I was considering. This one shows the basepaths and foul lines. I like that this version makes it more obvious that the shape is a field, but it’s also a bit more cluttered. I would love to hear your feedback on which version you prefer.
I love the 2019 MLB post-season logo, so I used it as the starting point for this design.
I created several different versions of this design before landing on this one. The placement of the name was the part that took the longest – I tried it at the top, on the left side, and then at the bottom. I chose the version with the red bar at the bottom, since it brings together the red from the home plate element.
I wanted to try this design with another team, just to see how the design holds up for other colors. So…here are the first non-Reds custom cards I’ve ever created.
Here are the 3 of the Astros:
I also created a couple of cards for the A’s:
And finally, I made a horizontal version of the card:
NOTE: Big thanks to Frank Jewett from Facebook’s Custom Baseball Cards group. Frank suggested a couple of small revisions that really improved the overall look of this design.