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2014 Soccer Archives Cut Autograph Prototype – Pele

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I was messing around with a mini cut autograph card in the design of 1985 Topps football.  Again, I wanted to use the hundreds of business cards I have to do with whatever I want.  I’ve always loved making cut autograph cards.  Of course how many cut soccer autographs are there out there that I can do.  Still though, I really like how this looks and at a minimum I will make the Pele one.

What do you think about it.  I still have to come up with a back.

2014 Archives Soccer – #32 Dominic Dwyer

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I’m still trying to figure out what colors work best with these cards. I’ve done green blue and now orange.  I couldn’t go blue with this one, as it would interfere with his jersey.  Other than that small issue, this version of the Archives Soccer set looks great.  I will have to come up with a fourth version soon.  Also I will need to do a checklist at some point.  I’m thinking make each 14 card section a checklist in it’s own style.

As for Dominic Dwyer, he is killing it for KC.  He has 14 goals and an assist in 19 games started.  He may not have been a starter at the beginning of the season but he’s one of the most important players on the team right now.

2014 Soccer Archives – #18 Fanendo Adi (1977 Topps)

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As I create more and more of these I definitely see a trend.  The best MLS players are in the west.  That might be a misnomer though because most of the MLS teams are west of the Mississippi River.  This card came out looking a bit plain in my mind.  I wanted to add a third color like I do in many of my cards in this set but thanks to the green white primary colors of the team, I was very limited as to my options as far as the pennant color and the team name color.

Originally I was going to make the pennant color white with green wording but, I thought it just made the card look incomplete.  So I went with the green with white writing even though it matches the team name color.  It’s the best I could do with this team.  If you can think of another color I could use that would also associate with the team I am all ears.  I would like to change it a little before I turn it into a card.

2014 Archives Soccer Set – Joao Plata (1985 Topps)

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So the set is really coming along beautifully.  This was my first Real Salt Lake player.  What is strange about this card is the putting of the team name in the yellow area.  I mean what do you call a Real Salt Lake player?  I suppose I haven’t been watching soccer long enough to know.  There are a few times like this that I have run across.  Teams like FC Dallas, Sporting KC, and Chivas USA just to name a few.

Still the card is sharp and I do love the colors of the uniform and how they go well with the card.  I will be printing this one one out shortly, hopefully tonight if all goes well.  For a TTM send out later this week.

2014 Archives Soccer – #31 Robbie Keane

1959 Topps Front rkeane  1959 Topps Back rkeane

 

I love how this card came out.  I am still trying to figure out what colors to use in the background.  I was going to use a light yellow but with that photo, it would wash out with his pale complexion.  I was going to make his name blue and yellow, but again, it would washout on the background of the card.

As for Keane, he has been an international superstar for years.  Now he is just killing it in the MLS.  42 goals in three years is fantastic and he seems to get better with age.  What do you think about Keane and the card?