Thursday, September 27, 2012

Commission: 1968 Topps Killebrew/Mays/Mantle Super Stars card (#490)

I just wrapped up a commission assignment for a client who wanted a reproduction of card #490 from the 1968 Topps baseball set. This is a well-known card featuring 3 of the game's biggest sluggers- Harmon Killebrew, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

I chose to reproduce this card using black & white stippling for the image, and I created a solid black background so that the image of the 3 players would pop pretty well. It was done on 2.5" x 3.5" illustration board.

Here is an image of my rendering:

Here is the back of the card (the card is not warped; it's just the angle at which the picture was taken):