Friday, June 6, 2014


Many of you may be aware that I dabble in painting and drawing. I wish I did it more, honestly. Right now, it's an issue of little time, and no proper space. One day, when I have a real man cave, I hope that some of it is a proper art studio.

If you're interested in seeing some of the art I've done, here's a link: CLICK HERE.

I don't create enough to call myself an artist. I'm not. But that doesn't stop me from knowing that deep down, there might be an artist begging to get out more frequently. Perhaps one day I'll be a retiree and take an easel and canvas to the park and sit for hours each morning, painting whatever I'd like.

Being that I paint, I've always loved art cards...Diamond Kings, National Chicle, etc. I don't want them to be overdone, but I do enjoy a good painted set.

A few times on eBay, I've come across a Tino card that really speaks to the artistic side of me:
It's always been around $10, but recently I won it for under $5 in an eBay auction. I think it's such a cool card. Tino is painted, and the bat relic sits within an easel. It's undoubtedly one of the greatest relic cards I have every seen. I'm a big fan of weaving the relic shape into the design of the card, and this is perfect. 

I love this card so much, it makes me want to paint again soon. Maybe I will...


  1. I like your Mccutchen drawing! That is a unique design for sure on the relic card. I remember saving up money for a box of Gallery one time. If I recall it was pretty expensive. It may have been 2001 or 02 because the card was an Ichiro auto.

  2. That Braun on the 1987 Topps Woodie design is fantastic.

  3. I like your sketch card of Puig.
    You really captured all that energy coming out of the Wild Horse!

  4. Don't care about Tino but it's a great card anyway.