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Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cardboard Crosby: Diamond Kings 2005

Here's one of Bubba's New York Yankees baseball cards. It's a Donruss "Diamond Kings" card. It's different, because the image is a painting, not a photo.

The back has a brief description of Bubba's career, up to 2004.

It also has some information on the artist who did the painting. He is Dallas illustrator David Kramer; his style is described as "romantic realism," which seems pretty accurate.

Here's a closeup of the art:

He did get a reasonable likeness, but it's a bit bland and idealized. Not bad, though, considering he was likely working from a photo.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:14 PM


He got the ears right. ;)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 27, 2007 1:23 PM  
LOL! His ears are rather...perky. :-) But hey, lots of great players have had prominent ears. Look at Jorge Posada. Or Yogi Berra...
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 27, 2007 9:40 PM  

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