Fun cards

Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I worked for Cingular Wireless. “Worked” meaning I went in, sat at a desk, and played on the computer. During this time, I created “fun cards” of current baseball players on classic card designs. Below are some of the fruits of that effort (you can click on the thumbnails for larger versions)…

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I printed two of some of these cards and sent them to the players, asking them to autograph one and return the other. I got responses back from Kerry Wood, Josh Hamilton, Jason LaRue and Pokey Reece among others.

But my time was not wasted entirely on baseball. I also created some Star Wars Jedi cards based on the 1986 Topps baseball design. I never got around to making the Sith cards though. Here are the Jedi…

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About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on January 10, 2008, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Oh my….that is awesome. Think you can do a new version with today’s players and stars?

  2. I don’t know who today’s “stars” are, but I can give it a go. Any suggestions?

  3. Check Wax Heaven, sir!

  4. Ha! These are sweet. I love the Jedi cards. ’86 Topps was a great choice for those.

  5. Thanks everyone for the comments. The 1986 Topps was a no-brainer, because it’s so easy to make new cards using those templates. Hopefully I’ll get around to doing some more that Wax Heaven recommended…if anyone else has player recommendations let me know.

  6. I have to ask, how did you do that???

  7. I did all of the photo manipulations in MS Paint. I’m scared to death of Photoshop. The text (name, position, etc.) I used I program called ULead Photo Express. I should have some new ones up soon…very soon in fact. Possibly sometime tonight.

  8. Oh man….Paint can’t do half the stuff Photoshop can. You should give it a try sometime.

  9. I have Photoshop, but I’m too lazy to learn how to use it properly.

  10. Wow… those SW cards are sweet! They should produce them… I’d buy a set. Great job!

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