Admiring my results, I realized that unlike the first two portraits, which had sharp lines and contrast... Reggie's looked more like an imperfect ink transfer. It was by far a better piece of artwork than my first two portraits.
The smell of card stock and chewing gum triggers fond memories for anyone who opened wax packs as a kid in the 80's. I ate many hard sticks of gum that summer, even the ones stuck to the back of the card.
When Zak Fellman from Pillbox Bat Co. in Minnesota connected with me to design some custom baseball bats, I could hardly contain my excitement!
As I started creating baseball card art, I naturally gravitated back to 1985. I had this trivia quiz concept in my mind for quite a while. When I was finally ready to turn it into a reality, I had to start digging through cards to find the best question to use.
Something different started to happen with the 1985 set... I suspect Donruss changed creative directors or brought in a new design team in '84, when the '85 set was built. The results were fantastic! The new design was bold: a black border with accent red striping.