Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Custom Chicago Cards

Cleaning Out the Closet: 
Part 1 - Abandoned Projects

I've been pretty busy lately and haven't posted in over a week. So I decided to look over some of the ideas that didn't quite make the cut.

Here is my plan to create my own style of cards for the 2014 season. Yeah, I know this wasn't an original idea. The Shlabotnik Report does it (and the 2014 series looks great). The Writer's Journey does it. My idea was to "borrow" this idea and combine it with another idea "borrowed" from The Phillies Room.   The Phillies Room makes just Phillies cards using retro card designs. His 2014 Chachi set is based on 1988 Topps and 2015 will be 1985 Topps.

I wanted to make my own design and just use Chicago teams. I imagined all sorts of things I wanted in a set; team cards (floating head-style for the Cubs, of course), coaches cards (like the 1973-74 Topps), leaders, all-stars, highlights, record-breakers, etc. 

Ultimately, I abandoned the idea. It was more involved than I wanted it to be. I would need to crank out about 75-100 cards each summer. Also I was never quite satisfied with the design. Plus I didn't think it fit in well with the whole theme of this blog.


  1. Man, I love this design. It screams Fleer to me, maybe what they would have looked like in the late 1970s.

    1. I really like these as well... Especially the "floaty heads" team card.