Sunday, December 30, 2018

Believe It Or Not

When I made the two Seinfeld baseball cards I was reminded that a while back I had saved a picture from a baseball themed episode of The Greatest American Hero.

1981 Fleer baseball
In “The Two-Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Fast Ball“, the first episode of the second season, Ralph Hinkley poses as a pitcher for the fictional California Stars baseball team to haphazardly saves the day in typical Ralph Hinkley fashion.

This episode originally aired in 1981 so I went with the Fleer baseball inspired design from the same year.  I’ve been wanting to use this style ever since first recreating it for my Freaks and Geeks set.  I chose to the California Angels color pallet because of the pro team in the episode being the California Stars.

While looking up a couple details on this episode I stumbled upon this blog that also makes custom cards.  He too had the idea to make some cards from this episode and much to my surprise I found while reading his write up he linked back to this blog!  He included a great write up on the episode unlike my lazy cliff notes.  Check out The Writer's Journey for tons of entertaining reads.


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