Dick Perez, a Hall of Famer in my book
Cooperstown honors baseball players, umpires, managers, broadcasters, writers, etc. Why not an artist? Dick Perez was the artist of the Donruss Diamond Kings from 1982-1997, and they were consistently my favorite cards of any set each year. I had dreams of growing up to be an artist like Perez, working for a baseball card company and producing “art cards” for them. Unfortunately, as with most of my dreams, I gave up on that a long time ago.
I just found Dick Perez’s website. You must go there now. There are so many spectacular pieces there, including all of the Diamond Kings from 1982-1986. But there are so many other pieces of Hall of Fame players that can be viewed on the site…it’s just hard to put into words how great this site is.
So do yourself a favor and go there now, and see how great Dick Perez is (if you didn’t already know).
And thanks to Wax Heaven, who just reminded me how great Mr. Perez is, and be sure to visit MLB.com’s official website for a special tribute to the greatest artist since the guy who painted the 1952 Topps set.