Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Six Pack: 2009 RobbyT NFL Cards Are Here!

Well, here they are. I'm hoping to do a six pack each Sunday through the Super Bowl, but since I will be out of town for a couple of Sundays around the New Year, I know it won't happen. So I may cheat and throw up a sixer or two on Thursday nights too. I'd like to get at least one for each team up before the playoffs start. We'll see how it goes.

After 4 years of doing baseball this is my first attempt at football. Okay, it's my second attempt. This season. I had a design all but finished (16 cards, one for each AFC team), but I just wasn't happy with the design. So I scrapped them and then went back to the drawing board. I'm much happier with the way these turned out.

It's a shame I have to res these down to save for the web, because the mottled background really pops on the hi-res files.

I can't put my finger on it just yet, but there is something about them that keeps making me think of early 90's Fleer football. Hopefully it's just my imagination.

I thought about doing some sort of RC designation for Johnny Knox, one of the most exciting young players in the league, but I can't stand that thing on baseball cards (since they're almost never their real RC despite that logo) so I passed.

I love throwback uniforms in all sports. These Pats unis are some of my favorite of all time, even though I'm not a Pats fan. I like the Bills, Chargers and Titans throwbacks too. The Broncos are cool in a "did they really wear that crap" kind of way. The Jets throwbacks are awful. I've yet to see the Bengals in theirs this year. Are they not participating in this thing?

1 comment:

  1. Upon further research it's only the original 8 AFL teams that are participating (that leaves out the Dolphins and Bengals). Plus the Raiders are NOT wearing their black and gold uniforms from their first three seasons, but instead those other ones that closely resemble what they wear now except the white jerseys have silver numbers instead of black. I have no clue what the Chiefs are planning on doing.