Monday, March 17, 2014

Feelin' Sketchy

One of the things I like about sifting through the boxes at the home of my former LCS buddy is finding stuff I've never seen.  On a recent expedition I found and brought home a couple of cards that fit that bill.  One of them looks pretty good, the other not so much.

This is a 1998 Dugout Axcess Greg Maddux 7th Inning Sketch card.  Aside from the fact that it looks like Maddux is farting the 7th Inning Sketch onto the card, I like it.  Someone playing with photoshop added some brushstrokes to a photograph and voila, you have a sketch card.  That's the good card.

Now for the bad.  I have immense respect for Tony Gwynn.  The guy could flat out hit.  However, this card makes it look like Tony Gwynn had the ass of a hippo.  I know Tony was changed over time, but give me a break.  If Tony had brought civil action against the fine Axcess folks, I think a judge would have ruled in his favor.  I think the problem is the brush strokes on his right leg.  It widens his leg so much it looks more like a Giant Redwood trunk.

I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad.  These two will be headed to Jon at Community Gum if they weren't already in the package I mailed last week.


  1. Not flattering. In fairness, though, by 1998 it was going to be difficult to be flattering to Gwynn's figure. (I say this out of love, about a fellow fat dude.. albeit, in his case, a word-class athlete).

  2. tony gwynn DID have the ass of a hippo.

  3. Never seen those cards before. (I say that every time I see cards from the late 90's.)

  4. Gwynn does look 500 lbs on that card. Ass of a hippo is the perfect way to describe it.