Sketch cards | Topps Baseball

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.

2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball

I’m very proud to be a part of the upcoming all-painting 2010 National Chicle baseball trading card set from the Topps Company. On Friday, Topps gave Beckett Media a sneak peak at some of the cards from the set, including my artwork for the Gordon Beckham/ Evan Longoria Dual Autograph card (right).

In truth, neither of these are my strongest work from the set. Moreover, had I known the artwork would be cropped in this fashion, I would’ve approached both compositions differently. I’m probably just being picky, however.  At least one blogger thinks the card’s alright, and the fans are what matters.

Hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll be able to showcase some of my other work from the set. In the meanwhile you can gander at the below artwork featuring Indians rookie Carlos Carrasco. The below image is NOT one of the pieces I produced for Topps, but it should give you a sense of what to expect from my work on Chicle. Hope you dig it.