Monday, September 27

Out of Left Field.

Last year I bought a large batch of old baseball cards on Ebay. I was planning on making some project out of them. Instead they sit in my car, a few cards are glued to the ceiling by the rear view mirror. Occasionally browsing the collection serves as entertainment for a passenger. What I love about some of these old baseball cards is not only the campy design but, the photographs; ranging from serious and sweaty with a huge mustache to a slim pitcher in action looking like he's got rubber limbs and a stretched out face. The discussions The Baseball card of Infamy and Great Moments in Awkward Baseball Card Design: A Conversation with Josh Wilker posted on Print Magazine's blogs by Drew Dernavich are a great colloquy of these topics.

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