Friday, March 18, 2022

Tracy Morgan

Back in October of 2021 the hilarious Tracy Morgan went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his television show The Last O.G.  He came out for his segment inexplicably dressed in a full Superman get-up.  His reasoning?  Tracy said he was tired of Superman being white, and that his rendition was "black, with a gut".

To me Tracy Morgan is one of those comedians that is funny simply by his voice and mannerisms.  His Brian Fellows SNL skits are some of my favorites of all-time.

1978 Topps Superman

I thought it'd be fun to make a mock Tracy Morgan Superman card in the style of the 1978 Superman set by Topps.  Instead of framing it like on of the base cards I went with the sticker design.  I always liked the look of the stickers that were typically part of Topps' non-sport sets back then.  My goal was to replicate the 'perfectly imperfect' look of those stickers, of most note is the die-cut not quite lining up.  I thought that would give a  more authentic feel.  It's worth pointing out that this, like my Leia sticker, is not an actual peelable sticker, it's just made to look like one.

The reverse sides of the 1978 Superman stickers were blank white backs.  I decided it would be better to instead have this Tracy Morgan faux sticker card look like part of a puzzle back which Topps started doing a few years later.

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