Saturday, April 4, 2009

Which One Should I Make?

The Cubs of 1969 are the team that got me hooked on the team and hooked on baseball cards. This year marks the 40th anniversary of their epic collapse. You wouldn't think it would be something worth commemorating, but for the first five months of the season, I was one happy little seven-year-old boy. September, well I have blacked that out of my memory. Damn Mets!

To mark the anniversary, I am going to create some updated cards of the team. I would like your help deciding which way to go.

Option one is to create cards with the 2009 Topps as a template. I want to give them a more modern feel, so I have tried to find action shots that mimic the action shot of today's cards. It is not easy to find good game photos in color from 40 years ago, but I did manage to find enough to create a ten card set. This is what the 2009 version would look like

Option two is to use the 1969 card template with updated, action photos. They would look like this:

Option three is to do both!

Option four is to scrap the idea. Why open scabbed over wounds?

What say ye?? Your opinions please. Thanks!

I'm also looking for some action shots of a couple more players from the team. If you have any sources, let me know. I need Bill Hands, Phil Regan, and Don Young. Thanks for your help.


  1. I am partial to the "vintage" look of the 1969 set as well . . .great idea and wish I had the talent to do something like that as well.
    The 40th anniversary of the 1969 Cubs is always worthy of celebrating (in spite of the wounds and scars they may bring).
    Go Cubs Go !

  2. Option 3, do both!

  3. Option 3 is an easy, and attractive, cop-out. Do it.