I wanted to attempt something on my own to work on my PhotoShop skills (which are mediocre at best) and to have a unique series which reflects the scope of Johngy's Beat. I decided to do a card series of celebrities who have worn jerseys at some point. I would use the card design for the year after the person's professional debut. I realize the pictures versus card year might present time-travel issues, but these Celebrity Rookie Cards are not perfect, but they are my attempt at the world of virtual cards.
With all of the best intentions, I screwed up (like a rookie) on my first attempt. I made a Trish Stratus birth year card, instead of rookie card. After I realized the error, I then encountered a logo problem I couldn't overcome on the proposed rookie card, so I went to the Maestro, Steve at White Sox Cards for some help. Steve produced the masterpiece incredibly fast and precise.
While my goal is still to do these on my own, I reserve the right to call for help on occasion. I also invite anyone else to join the insanity if the mood should strike. The concept is easy, rookie cards of celebrities wearing jerseys (no fair PhotoShopping this part...the celeb must have actually worn the jersey).
Without further adieu, I present my first attempts at Celebrity Rookie Cards.
Lanny Poffo was born in the Chicago area and remains a Cubs fan. I have met Poffo several times. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for an article and working with him on a literacy ad series.