You might be wondering what leads me to end one series and start another. Do I have a secret formula based on number of cards, dollar amount of donations, or astrological charting? Nope. The answer is real life. Every once in a while we end up needing our dining room for yes, it’s true, something non-card related, and the Studios go back to looking like this.
These breaks are not only important for “real life” reasons, but I think they’re also important for creative reasons. After taking a few nights off I find that I return to the table…I mean Studios…with a ton of new ideas, not to mention a lot of excitement to be back. That’s good for the soul and good for the work.
So what’s on tap for Series Five, which should get underway tomorrow night?
- #CardArt legend Mark Mosley sent me his Brett Gardner bobblecard that I’m gonna adorn with my trademark glitter paper accents.
- Super-talented Dan Baumfeld sent me his handiwork on a Mike Trout card that we are hoping to turn into a 3D Jumbo.
- And I’m pretty sure there are a couple other artists I’ll hook up with as well. (Consider this an open invitation.)
More 30-30 club
My son created some cool “HR” and “SB” logos that I’ve been using to embellish cards of baseball’s 30-30 men.
Originally I expected to use the logos only as free-floating charms in my 3D series. However, I really like the look even on a standard 2D card.
I am hoping to use the month of September to generate donations to the Josh Gibson Foundation. Naturally, just about any card I make will be available for such a donation. Still, actual Josh Gibson cards feel very appropriate here.
My current inventory of doubles is limited to 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes, but I have some other cards of his on order right now. (Oh, and P.S., I have something very cool planned with Atlanta-based artist Scott Hodges. Hopefully we can share the news shortly.)
And of course…
Most of the cards I do are in response to special requests I get, either by email or through social media. Definitely let me know if there’s a card I can make for you. All players and all sports are available, as long as it’s a 1980s baseball superstar!
Okay, some exceptions apply.