Author, publisher and friend extraordinaire Jerry Osborne has lead me on a number of interesting projects and none more so than when he wanted to create his own original set of collector baseball cards of the Mariners’ Ichiro. There were three sets of actual size baseball cards and each card was created using Cresent sand color mat board.
Jerry had these designed especially for himself and two friends. Along with the baseball cards he wanted a portrait of Ichiro which I did as a 16” x 20” on the same color mat board that was used for the small cards. The image was created with pencil and Prismacolor and my favorite part of doing the portrait was drawing the baseball.
On the back of each card Jerry created his own design to complete the card and if you would like to see more detail about the cards you may visit…. www.collectingichiro.com