My first custom card is a 1989 Topps Traded card of John Olerud. I know it’s not perfect, but I was getting tired of trying to perfect some of the finer details on this (1989 Topps was probably not the ideal set to start with), so I figured this was good enough for a first try. If I had one dream card to pick out for existence, it would have been this or a 1989 Upper Deck high numbers Olerud card. In fact, that may have been an easier card to go with, but…well, here we are. Olerud made his debut in September 1989, and like all late-season call-ups didn’t have time to make a set, but I was wistful about the possibility.
The base is a combination of an Alex Sanchez and a Junior Felix 1989 Topps card with an early photo of Olerud.