Sunday, August 16, 2009

Capewood's Customs

Custom cards seem to be all the rage lately. I can't even begin to say how many bloggers are creating their own masterpieces out there because the number has dramatically risen since last year.

So far, all of the custom cards that I've personally seen have been great. Everyone takes on a different perspective and brings something unique to the field. A few days ago, I received an e-mail from Cliff of Capewood's Collections.

Cliff has thrown his hat into the custom card ring and the results that he has shown me have been spectacular. He attached six different custom cards and I will share them with you.

The cards range from the unique to the action to the close shots. Great job, Cliff!


Anonymous said...

I like those cards. Simple, nice photo selection, not gaudy, and best of all...NO FOIL! lol

Do you think that custom cards are so abundant right now because the card companies just don't know what they're doing?

Steve Gierman said...

I think that most people working for the card companies are out of touch with the average fan and all the different licensing issues are putting them in a stranglehold. Still, the designs for new card could be so much better and more effort could be put into the layout aspect of the cards.

Custom cards are relatively easy for people to do, if they put the proper time (which isn't much) into it. They are also prone to instant gratification, whereas the card companies have to wait much longer.

In the end, it just shows that when people aren't satisfied with the status quo, they will do something about it.

Andy said...

Where do people get the photos they use for this type of custom card?

Steve Gierman said...

Some search the internet for photos, others have photos in their personal collection, and some people take photographs at the ballpark.

capewood said...

Thanks Steve. I take credit for the design and the cropping but not for the photos. The photos I've used I found on Yahoo sports and are from the Associated Press.

Steve Gierman said...

I get my photos wherever I can find them. Even then, sometimes it's hard to track down. If we had the backing of a card company, I'm sure we would have a much better selection to choose from.

I think that we all do great work, especially with the limited resources that we have available.

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