It's been a few weeks since I have posted a Project 2020 card. Nothing has caught my eye recently, but I got a card in the mail that I ordered earlier in the summer. Just took a little while for it to show up in the mail. I think some of the Project 2020 "investment" guys are dragging their feet on mailing at cards from razor thin profit. Still thousandaires.
Big fan of the art of this card though.
I am not sure that this scan even does the card justice. It pains me to scan cards in one-touch cases sometimes. Looks really scratchy. Love the art work combined with the two pictures off of the original Topps Tony Gwynn rookie card.
A picture of the original card.
The color scheme with the dark brown and orange is probably the most eye-catching and appealing aspect of my newest Project 2020 card. I also like the palm trees and the border design. The patterned border seems to be a feature on a lot of the cards from this artist. More on him in a minute. The "Mr. Padre" title at the top is also nice, I just wish the color of the font matched the rest of the card a little better.
Back of the card.
Love that old Padres logo in the corner. Feels like that might be older than the 1983 Topps card. There is also a biography for the artist, who has a background in painting murals. He's got some nice looking art up in a few different places online.