Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Russell Wilson worthy of a "double-header" custom

My most recent 1955 Topps All-American style custom card is a double-header; it is only the second time I've created two different '55-style cards for the same player. My first was Troy Aikman, for whom I created cards as a UCLA Bruin and an Oklahoma State Sooner.

This time, I chose to do two cards of Russell Wilson. While I finished the card fronts a month or more ago, I had to wait until the NFL Rookie of the Year voting was announced Saturday night before I could complete my biographical write-up on the back. 

It's not surprising that Wilson didn't win the honor, but I'd held out hope. After all, he was a third-round draft pick, rather than a first-rounder, and he led his team deeper into the playoffs than the draft's No. 1 and No. 2 picks. As I showed you last time, I've done an RG3 card. I haven't yet been moved to do a card of Andrew Luck

Since photos of Wilson with both N.C. State and Wisconsin were readily available, and since two card backs are almost as easy to create as one, I decided to do ahead with separate fronts for each stage of his collegiate career.

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