A slight delay in the 1973 Mets Fantazy Card Season Series set. I should have that ready on the 25th (updated).
It's been very hard to find suitable pictures from the Pirates/Mets series in late September 1973. So for this project I had to make a bunch. This is the Making of the Millan, 1-2-3.
1) I need a picture depicting Millans triple in the second game. So I look for a photo of Millan batting in an away uniform. I found an excellent one in Matthew Silvermans amazin' book New York Mets 50 Amazin' Seasons: An Illustrated History.
2)Then I'm off to find a backround that would make Felix appear to be batting in Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. I searched for a loooooong time and this shot of Pete Rose at Chavez Ravine at night is the only one that came close to what I needed. It's not Three Rivers, but shhhh, don't tell anyone.
3)Then I add the cut-outs. This part is like Colorforms™. You just put the cut-outs where you want them. Most times the cutouts have to be re-sized to fit the scale of the backround, as was the case here. The red rectangle is the area that should be visable on the completed card.
I am in the process of fixing this by removing the Pirates and replacing them with Mets in the dugout. So due to silly stuff like that the 1973 MFC Season Series set has been delayed a few days and will be posted on April 25th (update). Sorry for the delay and thanks for stopping by.
|Updated version w/Mets bench|
Bye Ike. I still like ya :)
And now we join, already in progress, The Adventures Of Josh Satins Eyebrows.