[Image Description: A custom Ken Griffey Jr. baseball card by Baseball Card Breakdown, in the style of 1991 ProSet Super Stars MusiCards. The card is a horizontal rectangular shape, with a yellow triangular upper right border, pink triangular lower left border with “KEN GRIFFEY, JR” written on it in black letters, the main photo in between those borders in what looks like a thick top left to bottom right diagonal line, and a black box in the bottom right hand corner with “Pro Set SUPER STARS MusiCards” written in white and purple letters, with a yellow star between “SUPER” and “STARS”. On the main picture of the card, baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr., a Black man with medium brown skin, visible from his ear and neck, and black hair, wearing a white Seattle Mariners baseball uniform with “GRIFFEY 24” written on the back, a blue undershirt, blue helmet, black batting gloves, black and white cleats, and carrying a black baseball bat behind him in his right hand, strides toward the on-deck circle, which has two bats and a rosin bag in it, on a clear day at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. In the background, baseball players, including one wearing a #3 uniform, are visible.]
[Image Description: a black box in the bottom right hand corner with “Pro Set SUPER STARS MusiCards” written in white and purple letters, with a yellow star between “SUPER” and “STARS”. A pink triangle with “KEN GRIFFEY, JR” written on it in black letters serves as the top border of the card, and two adjoined yellow triangles serve as the bottom border, with the main white space of the card forming a thick V shape. The main text of the card reads “There’s no denying the impact Ken Griffey Jr had on baseball in Seattle. The Mariners playoff run in 1995– highlighted by beating the Yankees in the ALDS– was due in large part to Junior’s performance down the stretch. The team’s play energized the city and helped secure a deal for a new stadium. The future security of a franchise long rumored to be on the move was locked up for years to come with the construction of Safeco Field, opening in 1999.” A black card number “24” is in the top right hand corner of the card, and at bottom left, along the left yellow triangle, a copyright notice reads “2020 Baseball Card Breakdown”.]
I think I did this right, or as best I could (both descriptions are a bit longer than I’m used to seeing these, but to use less text would leave out important information). To say that uniform standards for image descriptions are all over the place is a bit of an understatement, but I’m trying.
Anyway, it’s a lot of text, but now, people who come to this site will know what the images I’ve posted actually are. I can imagine that some of you are thinking “Wow, that’s a lot of extra work”, and it is, intimidatingly so, but, assuming that I’m doing it correctly, anyway (and please, reach out and politely tell me if I’m formatting this sort of thing incorrectly), it also means that people aren’t left out of what I do because they can’t see the pictures. I don’t know that I’m expecting everyone who reads this and has a website of their own to follow suit with this, but I’m gonna do my best, and of course, it’d be nice if people did follow suit.
To get to the other business at hand in this post, Gavin made this card, and, as I love the Super Stars MusiCards, I had to have one. It led to a trade where I got a few other great customs from Gavin, which I should be getting to in the much nearer future. They’re scanned already, and just need to be uploaded, described, and otherwise written about. I keep tellin’ y’all that regular posting is coming back, and gradually, it will be (I also have a big interview with a Second Life artist friend of mine just about finished, more cards scanned and ready to write about, and undoubtedly some other stuff to talk about), but I’m getting close here.
I should also mention that I have a slightly more general interest, but private Substack these days that’s seen A LOT of daily posts in this time between my posts here (yes, I’m cheatin’ on y’all). It doesn’t cost anything to join, but you cannot sign up by yourself. If you would like to sign up, please either let me know via email (including the address you’d like me to subscribe you at), or, if you feel comfortable putting that information in the comments, please do so.
Onto the next step!