For more than a decade, fans and collectors have enjoyed the work of artist Graig Kreindler. His colorful paintings of former baseball greats and memorable moments have brought color to some well-known black and white photos, giving new life to the game’s past.
Now, just about anyone will be able to “own a Kreindler.”
Topps has hired him to contribute to its 150th Anniversary of Baseball set with the first of 20 cards hitting the market on Tuesday–all created from new, original works. Ty Cobb is the first, offered as part of the weekly additions to the online exclusive set. The cards are priced at $7.99 with discounts available for quantities.
Upcoming subjects include Lou Gehrig (April 30), Ted Williams, Duke Snider, Bob Feller and Warren Spahn. The remainder of the set of 20 “Artist Renditions” will be filled out as the year progresses. Between commissioned work and other projects, it’ll keep Kreindler very busy this spring and summer, but he doesn’t mind a bit…especially when he gets a hold of one of those cards with his work on the front.
“I feel like the goosebumps of seeing something I’ve done on a piece of cardboard with the Topps logo is something that will never get old.”
The Cobb card will be available for seven days on the Topps website.