Mike's Custom Sports Card Creations

Mike

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I was browsing another forum and saw where one guy was getting in to creating his own custom trading cards. He included a tutorial on how to do it, so I thought I'd make a go at creating my own as well. This thread will be used to show off some of my work. I'm hoping to get into some more detailed cards in the future as I have time but for this first one I used the same design that was used in the tutorial, which is 1989 Topps Traded football.

Here's a look at the first one that I created. I'll create a back for the card at some point in the future, but first will be card #2 of this custom set.

football-1989-topps-dez-bryant.jpg

I had to add a watermark because the guy who wrote the tutorial has been seeing his designed cards for sale on eBay so the watermark is there to prevent some lowlife from printing these cards out and trying to pass them off as real for a profit. Also, I decided to use my old SCU website logo as the logo for my cards, even though that website is no longer in use. Ha!

Disclaimer: I guess I should mention that most of the cards designed here will be using designs that are copyrighted by card manufacturers. I do not condone, nor support, copyright infringement. I am creating these cards for my own personal use only.
 

Mike

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So I had so much fun with the first I went ahead and made the few necessary changes to complete #2 in my custom set. Probably not a surprise to anyone here who the subject is but here you go!

1989-topps-traded-02-jason-witten.jpg
 

Mike

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I think you did an amazing job Mike. Those are really nice!
Thanks man. Working on another right now but it's a bit more complicated. Trying to make an insert set with a similar design to 2016 Optic but with a bit of my own personal touch.
 

captkirk42

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Always liked that design 1989 Topps Football. Some people don't they ignore anything from mid 80s to mid 90s for some odd reason.
 

Mike

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Staff Member
Here's a custom set I'm working on. I actually based the overall design on the look of 2016 Optic with my own twist. This will be an insert set of some of my favorite "Record Breakers". I had to start it off with a guy who I always loved to watch when I was a kid.

01-brett-favre.jpg
 

Mike

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Finally got around to starting a new set. This is an iconic baseball set, that I've turned football.

Of course I had to start it out with one of the best quarterbacks to ever wear the star.

1952 Topps Tony Romo
01-tony-romo.jpg
 
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