Paul Lempa is burning the midnight oil, cranking out his popular baseball card sketches for inclusion into upcoming packs.
Baseball card art is one of the hottest concepts on the market these days with talented creators helping put a new spin on collectible cardboard.
East coast resident Paul Lempa, a former athlete himself, has turned his interest in drawing and sports into a gig for Topps.
Lempa’s work has also found its way into the hands of his subjects like former Yankee Don Mattingly, who raved about his work.
You’ll sense a nostalgic feel to many of his pieces.
"I got into card collecting and autograph collecting, but I just loved the way everything was back then. I’m definitely a student of baseball history.”
Creating the card art has turned into a second career for Lempa, profiled in the Hudson Reporter.