Monday 5 March 2018

RLC Custom Card Project: Chris Volstad

The Card: Based on the 2017 Topps Black Friday promotional cards, which would also be used as the base for the 2018 Topps Now set. Super simple design, but I really like it, it allows the photo to be the highlight, and really looks sharp with horizontal cards, I really wouldn't have minded something like Stadium Club using this design.

The Player: Chris Volstad is better known for his time with the Marlins, winning a career high 12 games in 2010, he joined the Rockies in 2013 after a really bad year with the Cubs and things didn't exactly go well in Colorado either. Making the opening day roster as a minor league invite Volstad pitched in six games, all out of the bull-pen, allowing at least one earned run in each game, finishing his Rockies career with a 10.80 ERA. Since then he has bounced around the Angels, Pirates, Braves and White Sox originations with a stop in Korea mixed in, and enters 2018 as a non-roster invite in White Sox Camp.

The Project: Rockies Legacy Collection custom project to make a custom card of the Rockies players that didn't have one issued.


  1. Woof - Volstad had one of the roughest Cubs tenures of any pitcher in my lifetime. Kudos to him for persevering all these years and making it back to the Bigs.

    Also, I love this custom design - I would buy boxes of this stuff!

  2. That's a good looking card! I'm a minimalist fan.