In January, I teased some of my work on Topps’ upcoming 2010 National Chicle Baseball trading card set. Today, I’m able to show you a bit more, as all of the artwork below has already been teased or previewed in one form or another. Below, Jon Lester, Adam Jones, Gordon Beckham, Evan Longoria, Kevin Richardson and Paul Konerko.
I’m new to the world of trading card collectors but I’m trying to stay ahead of the learning curve. If you happen to be a collector, then you’re no doubt familiar with Topps Redemptions, a program wherein a lucky collector can pull a “winning” card and redeem it for various prizes, including autographed memorabilia and artists’ sketch cards. That’s where I come in.
I recently lent a hand, helping Topps to fulfill some of their 2009 Baseball Series 1 redemptions (I guess they’re a bit behind schedule). Below are the 25 cards that I completed on commission. In addition I was allowed to keep 5 cards for myself (though I’ve yet to tackle those puppies) – I’ll probably execute those five in full color and sell them off right here on the site, so stay tuned. Until then… Scans below.
Well, I teased it on Tuesday, and here it is. My darling wife was able to take part in a meet & greet with Mets third baseman David Wright, and I finished a special portrait for the occasion. Check out the gallery below for photos from the event.
For those keeping score at home, this is the second portrait I’ve painted this year that I’ve been able to have signed by the subject. In the first instance it was my literary hero Neil Gaiman, and in this instance it’s my athletic hero DWright. There aren’t too many people better than me right now. Maybe a couple, but not too many.
Much excitement in Jeffville today. Just a short two months after my brush with Neil Gaiman, I was able to get another of my portraits signed by the subject, in this instance, Mets third baseman David Wright. No, I didn’t get to meet David myself, but my wife was able to take part in a meet & greet this afternoon and Mr. Wright was kind enough to sign a new painting I whipped up for the occasion. I’m pretty pumped and can’t wait for her to get home so I can scan it and post it. In the meanwhile, here’s the portrait.