Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cardboard Creations: 79-80 OPC Part I (Redux)

Well, I decided to go a different direction with my 79-80 OPC custom set. I didn't like working with the powder blue background on all of the cards so I decided to go with team colors for each of the new design that I created. Here's a look at nine of them.

I started this set just like the 84-85 OPC by recreating the card design with Inkscape. This allowed me to change the colors, team logos and text very easily, hence the way I switched from the powder blue to the various team colors.

I tried to come up with a variety of pictures, but it seems like those with the butterfly stance seem to frame the best within the picture window on the card (i.e. Miller, Rask, etc.). For whatever reason, those cards just seem to look the best.


  1. dude... I hate you. Those are awesome!!!! Keep them coming!

  2. Hey thanks man.

    This is the last set I have right now, any suggestions for other vintage sets to recreate.

  3. How did you make these? Any chance you could send me the file so I can try to reconstruct it?

    1. Unfortunately I no longer have the files, but I can tell you what I did.

      1) I took a scan of a real card from the set and imported that into Inkscape.
      2) I traced the card design and adjusted the colors as needed.
      3) I imported an image file then cropped it to fit inside the design.