During my snow days the past week, I had some time to create a new through the mail mini heritage card. Since I am a child of the 80s, and I have unwrapped many, many 1987 wax, one of my all time favorite designs was the 1987 Topps Baseball Future Stars. I needed to do a TTM card for that set and as you can see (or might have seen on Twitter), I knocked it out of the park!
The hardest part was finding the right wood grain nfor the front of the card. As good a match as I had, I still don’t think I did a great job with matching colors, but it’s good enough that you won’t give it a second glance. The Future Stars logo was lifted from a 1987 Topps Tiffany BJ Surhoff card. The back was traced from the same card (although shrunk to fit a 2 inch tall card).
I wanted a card that I could send to minor league guys. I’ve always enjoyed collecting cards of guys in the minors. In the above case I made one of local (for me) Duke player Michael Matuella. He is probably the best pitching prospect in college right now. Most publications pick him as the top college player. Overall the front and back came out great. I wanted to put a team logo on there somehow, and while not on the front of the card, the back of the card is good enough. Although the color of the Duke logo and the color of the back blue is the same in real life, my goal is to use that color for other logos placed on the back as well. I plan on making a few of these to send out to college and minor league players. Usually I try to stick with the team USA aspect, however I am open to try and collect any player.
Let me know what you think of this one….