Monday, March 9, 2009

WSC Birth Years: Paul Konerko

Card #1 - Paul Konerko

Born: March 5, 1976

For the card set this year, I've decided to initiate a project that has had a long gestation period. Cards designed using the birth year of the player. Since Paul Konerko was born in 1976, he will enjoy the 1976 Topps design.

Since Topps has been designing baseball cards since 1951, I've decided to stick with the Topps main set for each year. If there is anyone that was born before 1951, like coaches, a Bowman card will be substituted in it's place or a design that is owned by Topps. On the rare occasion that a subject is not covered by those parameters, I will try to find a design from the birth year.

With the Konerko card, I studied many photos of him and many cards from the 1976 set. I tried to pick a photo that would fit within the vibe of the original set. In this case, I diluted the original photo slightly to mimic the washed out, yet vibrant style of photos from the mid seventies.

A new card should pop up every week. This set will focus on members of the White Sox who have played in a Major League game for the White Sox in 2009.


AlbuqwirkE said...

I like!

Billy Suter said...

This is a really cool idea!

Johngy said...

Awesome! I am looking forward to the others.
The 1976 cards were always one of my favorites, because it was the first complete set I had.

Ben said...

I like this idea. Can't wait to see more.

Bay Rat North West said...

Exactly how much free time do you have now a days?
I have a new one I am doing:
check it out and let me know what you think.

Frank said...

Cool idea!

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