Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Artistry of March Madness


Back in the good ol' days, there was only one company (Topps) producing baseball cards. When a player changed teams and they didn't have time to get a new photo of him in his new uniform, they didn't have the benefit of Photoshop so they would call in someone to do some airbrush alterations. That's right, before they were relegated to painting novelty license plates at the state fair, the airbrush artist was actually an integral part of the baseball card production process. Right now over at The Baseball Card Blog, some of their more...um, distinctive...works are on display in a tournament of awesomeness. You really should go there and check out some of the most breathtakingly beautiful (and by "breathtakingly beautiful" I mean "godawfully hideous") baseball cards of all time. Even if you don't care about baseball cards (or sports at all, for that matter) I think you'll find something to appreciate.

1 comment:

citizen jane said...

Outstanding. My brother used to collect baseball cards, so looking at some of those masterpieces brought back a lot of memories.