They look like they would have come out of packs in some long ago time. Carefully created images of stars and one-hit wonders from a top notch graphic designer.
Northern Kentucky resident Gary Cieradkowski creates his own virtual cards, then showcases them on his blog. Conjuring up images from a long ago period in time, Cieradkowski's work is eye-catching. It certainly caught the eye of ESPN.com's Jim Caple.
He contacted the artist to find out what spurred the idea, which has now evolved into a publication and a physical card set of one of the best Negro Leaguers of all-time.
Caple's column is worth a read--and the images are definitely worth a look.