Forgive the corny subject line; I was shooting for a fake headline like Topps might have used in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Since the Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings happened at the same time, I figured I’d give each a custom at the same time. I actually made these last week, but I don’t want to overdo it with the customs… I’m trying to stick to one and only one custom post per week.
A few comments about this first one:
I do realize that the Red Sox home uniforms don’t have the player’s name on the back. I figured the uniform numbers’ font is wrong anyway, so I was just shooting for “good enough”.
I tried something different on this card; the “piping” around the back of his collar started out life as a red line that I bent and tweaked using my software’s “warp brush”. It didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d like, but it’s a new technique to play with, anyway.
I didn’t know what position to give Hanley Ramirez… I’m not sure the Red Sox would know what position to give Hanley Ramirez… so I just went the “Infield – Outfield” route. If he ends up a pitcher, I’m going to have to slap somebody around.
If you’re got the inexplicable longing to purchase an oversized panda head, I think you might get some good prices in San Francisco.
Maybe this is easy for me to say given that I don’t follow the Giants all that closely, but I think the fans will miss Sandoval more than the team will… especially for the money he’s getting. Of course, I’ll freely admit that I don’t care for the Panda, yet I couldn’t even tell you why I don’t care for him.
Sandoval’s piping and “Red Sox” wordmark were lifted directly from another photo, and then I used the warp brush to bend it into place. I also had to lighten the jersey, which was originally the Giants’ cream-colored home jersey.