Cieradkowski’s cards illustrate baseball history

From SABR member Jim Caple at on January 19, 2012, on fellow member Gary Cieradkowski’s unique baseball card designs:

The most beautiful baseball cards you’ll ever see don’t come in an aluminum foil or wax paper wrapper. They aren’t stained by a stale plank of unchewable gum. And they are so drop-dead gorgeous you would never, ever, under any circumstance consider sticking them to your bicycle spokes.

Not that you could anyway. Because the most beautiful baseball cards you’ll ever see are online at Gary Cieradkowski’s website, But hold off clicking on that link until you finish this column because chances are once you go there, you won’t be leaving for quite a while. (I’m only thinking of your employment.)

For now, just take a look at a couple of the cards you’ll find there.

Cieradkowski, 41, is a superb graphic artist and illustrator — he designed the clock at Camden Yards, along with the ballpark’s seat logos while he was in college — and he’s been creating the cards on his blog since his father died in the fall of 2009. His father had passed on his baseball passion to Gary, who fondly recalls the ongoing trivia contest between the two.

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Originally published: January 19, 2012. Last Updated: January 19, 2012.